This man is pure sleaze when it comes to manufactured numbers — doesn’t matter if it’s Greentech, Global Crossing (making McAuliffe the poor man’s Bernie Madoff), or anything remotely passing as common sense when it comes to Virginia’s education system:
Meeting with education students at Old Dominion University, McAuliffe said Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s proposed $1.4 billion income-tax cut would necessitate an annual reduction of at least $525 million in state education funding, leading to layoffs of more than 8,000 teachers.
For Norfolk schools, McAuliffe said, that translates into a budget cut of more than $16 million and more than 250 teacher layoffs.
Terry doesn’t know that.
Additional slight problem? The Virginia tax revenues, in case Terry’s handlers want to pass along a talking point, have grown by $1.5 billion from 2009-2012.
So when he plays this card on Virginia’s future educators, you have to wonder… does McAuliffe really think Virginia Democrats are stupid? Gullible? I’m sorry, but were I in the teaching profession, I’d be absolutely offended that my intelligence was considered in such a dim light by this lobbyist-turned-political hack.
Want to know what’s really going to impact state education contributions?
- Meeting the state mandates for Medicare
- Replenishing the Virginia Retirement Service
- Choking off future economic development by playing in crony politics as McAuliffe is apt to do
- Refusing to fix Viriginia’s taxation methods to reflect a 21st century economy
- Hiding under a bucket while refusing to fix Virginia’s education system to make it more pro-educator and less pro-bureaucrat
Now tell me, gentle reader — on which of these topics do you believe McAuliffe has even a scintilla of knowledge?
He doesn’t. McAuliffe is a fraud. Which is why when he tries to speak on topics such as education, McAuliffe is either ignorant or intentionally deceiving folks.
Shame on him.