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The Washington Post Endorses Gerry Connolly

While this comes as no surprise, The Washington Post [1] endorsed Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to another term in Congress. After all, The Post editorial board would rather endorse a liberal than look from a fair and balanced perspective. However, this endorsement had a nice flaw though.

And Mr. Connolly has established himself as a fiscal moderate, for instance by opposing higher taxes on the wealthy to finance health-care reform.

Fiscal moderate and Connolly do not go hand-in-hand. Perhaps, The Post forgot to do their research on Connolly’s record (both as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and as a Member of Congress). While serving as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Connolly raised property taxes [2], increased spending by 56 percent, and left Fairfax County with a $650 million shortfall. Since being elected in 2008 to serve as Congressman, Connolly has voted for $600 billion in tax increases [3], including the cap and trade energy tax. Connolly also voted for the health care bill, which will continue to raise taxes, along with extending the death tax.

Does being a fiscal moderate include raising taxes on your constituents and increasing government spending? The Post evidently thinks so. Meanwhile, those in the 11th District might have a different outlook.

Cross posted at Crystal Clear Conservative [4]