GOP: Pay no attention to our extreme conservative agenda
February 16, 2012
In response to the large amount of criticism of their conservative agenda, House Speaker William Howell attempted to defend his caucus's priorities stating, "Less than 2.5 percent of the bills that have passed the House dealt with socially conservative issues."
Progressive Point: Virginians sent their representatives to Richmond with the expectation that they would address our priorities: economic investment, good schools, and better roads. Any Virginian can tell that this has not been their focus. There is no acceptable amount of bills that make Virginians' lives worse. It only takes one bill to put Virginia women's health at risk. It only takes one bill to make it easier to traffic guns. It only takes one bill to make it harder for Virginians to vote.
Conservatives want us to say thank you for not being even worse? They're asking Virginians to be grateful that they haven't pushed even more extreme legislation while ignoring creating jobs and improving our economy. Blowing smoke will not stop Virginia voters from seeing how this radical, ideological legislation will negatively impact our communities. It's time for our lawmakers drop the partisan games and politics and get back to work improving the lives of Virginia families.
Get the Facts: Conservatives have spent the first half of Virginia's General Assembly session introducing: