Investment now is vital for Virginia's future
April 23, 2012
The Washington Post editorializes, "For decades regional planners have worked to extend Metrorail to Dulles International Airport, a critical transit link that would juice Northern Virginia's economy and bring first-world convenience to the Washington region's preeminent international hub. Now, incredible as it may seem, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, seven of whose nine members are newly elected and mostly novices at regional issues, may be poised to delay, and possibly scuttle, the project halfway to completion."
Progressive Point: Investing in Metro to Dulles Airport is a down payment on job creation and economic growth. Politicians in Richmond and Loudoun County are playing politics, threatening to stymie economic growth in order to advance their own partisan agendas. Investment in our infrastructure not only creates jobs now, it spurs economic growth to make sure we're still thriving in the years ahead. That means investing in Metro to Dulles now.
Conservatives dragging their feet on rail to Dulles are putting their political priorities above Virginia families. Job creation shouldn't be a partisan football. Virginians deserve real leaders who will stop playing politics with our future and start investing in infrastructure and creating jobs.
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