There are three things you need to take away from this.
To Get Virginia Moving
Sunday, December 12, 2004
OF ALL THE ideas that Virginia's lawmakers are hurling about for spending the state's suddenly handsome increase in revenues, Gov. Mark R. Warner's plan to do something about transportation is the best. It is the right way to go -- though it falls far short of what the state needs just to regain some of the ground lost through years of shortsighted transportation policies and misguided budget decisions. As announced Thursday, Mr. Warner (D) would direct $824 million to pay off long-standing debts on road projects, assist projects involving private firms and local governments, and buy desperately needed Metrorail and commuter rail cars.
- Mark Warner is a Democrat. He raised our taxes. The two go hand-in-hand.
- " ... the state's suddenly handsome increase in revenues ... " should anger every Virginian who listened to Warner and his buddies whine a few months ago about a major budget shortfall. Were they wrong, deceitful, or just stupid?
- " ... it falls far short of what the state needs ... " should scare all of us. Will it be as early as next year these thieves will come back with more calamitous warnings relating to more budget shortfalls?
It will never end as long as these people are in charge.
If you think it's a swell idea that politicians in Richmond take your hard-earned income, skim much of it off for themselves, and then return the remainder to you for bike paths and hiking trails - except for that chunk they'll keep for whatever the crisis du jour is - then don't complain about there being no growth and no future here in Southwest Virginia. If however you believe you can invest YOUR money more wisely than these dolts in Richmond can, then put a stop to it.