Putting politics ahead of jobs
June 13, 2012
The Washington Times reports, "Tim Kaine said Tuesday that electing George Allen to the U.S. Senate would lead to brass-knuckle politics and a turn-back-the-clock attitude on an already stagnant economy... Mr. Kaine said Tuesday that the upcoming general election race for Senate represents a clear choice between two different philosophies. 'I think it's sort of whether we continue to embrace newly innovative strategies ... in the nation or whether we go back to strategies [that haven't worked],' he said, pointing to his platform of investing in infrastructure and winning the 'talent race' through education."
Progressive Point: Virginians are frustrated with politicians who put their political goals ahead of jobs. After his primary, it is clear that George Allen is more interested in partisan politics than growing our economy and strengthening Virginia's future.
George Allen has stood with the conservatives in Virginia's General Assembly who pushed for trans-vaginal ultrasounds and personhood. Allen endorses Mitt Romney's position that we should lay off more police officers, teachers, firefighters, and nurses while keeping tax giveaways for the wealthy and continuing handouts to corporate donors. He rubber-stamps Romney on raising interest rates on student loans and ending insurance coverage for preexisting conditions. George Allen has his priorities, and they aren't growing jobs and helping working Virginians.
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