Ravenwood - 03/18/05 06:15 AM
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire has that lying no-good fucktard Virginia Governor Mark Warner as his quote of the day:
"When I got elected, Virginia was not only a red state, it was a state in the red."
-- Virginia Gov. Mark Warner (D), "one of his party's early prospects for the 2008 presidential nomination," quoted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, addressing the Georgia Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner.
Actually, Virginia wasn't in the red when Gov. Warner pushed through the LARGEST TAX INCREASE IN VIRGINIA'S 400 YEAR HISTORY. A month after the tax hike was inked into law, it was conveniently discovered that Virginia was actually running a budget surplus.
As for Warner quotes, here's an oldie but goodie.
"I will not raise taxes, I will not raise taxes, I will not raise taxes." -- Mark Warner, during his campaign for Virginia's Governorship.
We should have known he was lying, because his lips were moving.
"...that lying no-good fucktard...."
Been reading Mr. Du Toit's blog, have you?
What do you mean? That's Warner's official title.
Right wing windbag. I suppose you thought our last lame ass governor James Gilmore was good for the state?????
How about when asshole Gilmore shoved through the car tax exemptions with NO POSSIBLE way to replace the money?
Money that local jurisdictions needed for, oh, I don't know: ROADS, SCHOOLS, POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL....
As to your point that Warner pushed through a large tax increase: the REPUBLICANS control both houses of government in Virgina. Not Warner. He WAS smart enough to build a consensus (ie governing by comprimise) that enabled the state to keep its AAA bond rating, as well as keep payments on our existing bond debt acceptable to the bondholders
Why is it that right wing assholes cant seem to grasp the bigger picture regarding finances? You can't cut taxes for ever, if you want to provide services for the public.
Warner has been a steady hand when we needed it. I'd vote for a person who knows how to comprimise and can look beyond sound-bite media any day, rather than support an asshole like James Gilmore and his short sighted ilk.
About a 9 on the tension scale there Dectra.
The car tax is kind of a red herring, but your facts are still wrong. The repeal of the car tax was funded by the states, meaning that local revenue was replaced with state funds. You can cry about roads and schools all you want, but the point is that the state paid the local governments the money they would have been getting from the car tax any way.
As for Republicans, I've given them plenty of criticism for helping implement Warner's diabolical plans.
And who says I want to provide services for the public? Surely there are plenty of wasteful pork that can be cut out of the state and local budgets. For starters, anything to do with arts or education.
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