Virginia's top priority is our future
October 1, 2012
The Washington Post editorializes, "Determined, and in many cases sworn, never to raise taxes for any purpose, the Republicans who control the General Assembly are standing idly by as Virginia's transportation infrastructure crumbles, along with its economic competitiveness. Conservatively, the state's hard-core transportation needs will outstrip available funds by $1 billion to $2 billion annually for the near future. To address that need, lawmakers plan to do, well, nothing."
Progressive Point: Virginia is badly in need of new home front investments in our future. That means leaders who put our priorities above politics and pledges. Virginia's roads and bridges are crumbling while families and business products are stuck in traffic but Richmond isn't doing anything about it.
Gov. McDonnell and his conservative allies refuse to fix our problems so that they can stubbornly stick to their political pledges. Businesses and families alike know that investment is vital to the economic success of our communities. That means not passing the buck on fixing roads, refusing to find revenue to pay for transportation, and taking a cuts-only approach that stymies economic growth. Virginia businesses and families' top priority is our future. Its time our leaders made theirs the same.
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