On the air with Del. Jimmie Massie and George PeytonPolicyPoliticsVirginia

On this podcast edition of “The Score” radio show…

Scott Lee talks with Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Henrico), a member of the House Appropriations Committee and former treasurer of the Family Foundation, about GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, the role social issues will play in the campaign, and how social and economic conservatives should focus on their shared goals, rather than the one or two issues that may divide them. Plus, Massie’s take on what the S&P downgrade of the federal government’s debt might mean for the commonwealth.

Scott also talks with George Peyton, vice president of the Virginia Retail Federation, about the much-hated, but seemingly-eternal Business, Professional and Occupational Licensing Tax…what you call BPOL. The tax has been on the books, in varying forms, since its creation as a means to help pay for Virginia’s share of fighting the War of 1812. As this tax approaches its bicentennial, is it time for a repeal? Mr. Peyton talks about his group’s efforts to do just that.

And Scott and I talk about the high fees the Virginia Retirement System is paying to Wall Street and why Mark Warner didn’t make the cut for the congressional super committee that’s charged with trimming over a trillion dollars in government spending.

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