The 450,000 voters figure trumpeted by the Washington Post is just the latest in a long line of overwrought numbers that obscure the fact that Virginia’s voter ID law won’t deny any legitimate voter the right to vote.
Simply put, a tax increase of any kind at this time would be extremely harmful to Virginia’s economy. Our representatives in Washington should oppose an Internet sales tax, and those in Richmond should repeal the provision that would increase the gas tax.
I grew up poor, but not impoverished. I worked my way through an education, got a job, got married and started a family, went into business and am now retired. Little did I know that this standard for American success was going to be undone and even considered an injustice.
The Governor knows full well that the budget we adopted gives him no legitimate opportunity to expand Medicaid on his own. But we must remain vigilant against any attempt he may make to exceed his constitutional authority.
If the hospitals have a serious financial problem due to the deal they made in support of Obamacare, they might want to join forces with those seeking a completely new system and get back to where they were before they made a political deal that the Supreme Court nullified.