Saturday, January 21, 2006

A Joke Right?

Wait a minute here....this can't be right. First Tim Kaine the "centrist" is picked by the lefties to give a rebuttal to President Bush's State of the Union and now.. I am not the most anti-tax guy in town , but come on... When your campaign website still says this:Tim Kaine stood with Governor Warner and many Virginians concerned about transportation in supporting the Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads regional referenda held in November 2002. The defeat of those referenda sent a clear message -- even voters who believed that transportation was a significant problem declined to approve new taxes for roads: voters said that they did not trust the politicians in Richmond to spend the new money only on transportation; that they did not trust the VDOT to use the money efficiently; and that they did not trust that state and local leaders, even with additional resources, could solve our transportation problems planning and building roads the same way we always have. The message was crystal clear dont throw money at a broken system. Fix the system and now you say this:Kaine announced details of his much-anticipated transportation plan Friday afternoon, hours after a bipartisan group of state senators advanced a multifaceted plan to generate $4 billion over four years. The new Democratic governor and key members of the Republican-run Senate both called for tax increases as part of their prescription for Virginia's transportation funding problems, pitting them against a House of Delegates controlled by a tax-resistant GOP majority. This kind of thing makes me hate politics. People can just lie through their teeth, and there is now no way to check them. He doesn't care, he can't run for Governor again! It also infuriates me again about how some of our own party worked against Kilgore saying he was going to raise taxes, and now we're stuck with this. Governor Kaine-This is a joke right?

9 Comments:

At 1/21/2006 04:14:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

This is what happens when you enact term limitations for governors. A lack of accountability. It shouldn't be a surprise.

 
At 1/21/2006 04:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the MSM on this? COME ON

 
At 1/21/2006 04:55:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

I believe I'm on record as saying that Republicans who attacked Kilgore on taxes made a mistake (I know I thought so at the time). But, in retrospect, Kilgore made a mistake by not taking a stronger position on taxes.

 
At 1/21/2006 05:58:00 PM, Blogger neocon22 said...

which republican senators are for increasing taxes yet again? how is this possible after the last embarassing "emergency" in the senate?

 
At 1/21/2006 06:55:00 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said...

We know the Senate is willing to raise taxes. The question is, will the House hold the hard line?
JY, exactly.

 
At 1/22/2006 12:15:00 AM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

As to Timmy boy, since he broke his promise on this one so quickly ( he even beat Bill Clinton's record on reversing himself on taxes in 1993) I wonder how long it will take for Timmy to grant clemency to all those on death row?

 
At 1/22/2006 12:22:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

rtwng-

you took that thought from my head.

why wouldnt he?

 
At 1/22/2006 07:33:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

Pardoning criminals is quite a bit tougher to do than raising taxes. I don't think that will happen. He could pardon a couple of guys here and there, where he thinks DNA evidence could exonerate, but that is all I would expect.

 
At 1/22/2006 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Charlie Fugate said...

I'm not so sure about the House either. HB 1475 carries patrons that are 4 out of 5 GOP. The $299 million increase on the CTB's bond issuance for improvements to US Route 58 seems excessive to me. Maybe I'm just used to running my house the old fashioned way. I live within my means.

 

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