But propose it he has:
GOP road plan is its own potholeIt's not known if Schapiro was alert and of sound mind at the time this was last tried. Not that long ago. It was a neat idea to some then too.
By Jeff E. Schapiro, Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist
What most GOP lawmakers consider their finest hour could be shaping up as 15 minutes of infamy. The longer their re-election scheme -- and that's all it is -- sits in the sun, the worse it smells.
So says Gov. Tim Kaine, who, if he vetoes it, ought to order legislators to fashion a fix at a special session after Labor Day -- within 60 days of the election.
And you think Republicans are sweating now. (link)
Special session. Powerful political elites, the mainstream press, along with special interests and the Chamber of Commerce applying enormous pressure. Republican half-wits melting under the heat applied. It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Jeff. Been there. Done that.
It didn't work then; it won't work now.
Listen up. We are not going to allow the government of the commonwealth of Virginia to sit on a massive revenue surplus, raise state spending at a breakneck pace, and pass another massive tax increase.
We didn't melt last year. We won't cower this time. We're not intimidated by your friends' actions or harsh comments. We are not going to cave.
So have your pal there in the governor's mansion call for another special session. And have him pout as he did last time 'round. And whine about crisis and poverty and woe. Hell, have him call out the national guard.
It won't make a difference. This government is going to live within its lavish means.
In fact, the best thing that could happen at this point is for Tim Kaine to take your advice and call the legislature into special session again. That way, the current proposal, with its increase in car purchase fees, a tax increase, will go down in flames.
You're playing into our hands, Jeff. And you don't even know it.