Bob McDonnell puts Bob McDonnell first. Again.
July 12, 2012
The Daily Progress reports, "Virginia's business leaders have been warning it would happen: Failure to deal with transportation problems would damage the state's economy and its position as a great place for companies to locate... Transportation has been neglected for so long now that only a major infrastructure initiative can successfully address the state's myriad problems." Now, the Virginian-Pilot editorializes, "Gov. Bob McDonnell, chairman of the national Republican Governors Association, wrote to lawmakers this week that he remains undecided whether to expand Virginia's Medicaid program... He said he doesn't intend to call legislators into a special session to establish an exchange because he's still waiting for more details from federal officials. Besides, Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, has pledged to repeal the law if elected."
Progressive Point: Virginians are fed up with politicians focusing on political fights instead of delivering solutions. Our businesses and families have paid the price for Gov. McDonnell prioritizing his political ambitions over finding transportation solutions and investing in our infrastructure--and now his political games could cost hundreds of thousands of Virginians health care access.
The bipartisan consensus is unanimous: McDonnell's refusal to deliver solutions on transportation and health care hurts us in the pocketbook. Now McDonnell has made his priorities crystal clear: he's willing to refuse health care coverage for 400,000 uninsured Virginians if it'll give him a leg up with Mitt Romney. The solutions Virginians need are right here in front of us, but Bob McDonnell won't act because his political ambition comes first. It's crystal clear: Bob McDonnell is Bob McDonnell's first priority, not Virginia families.
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