Monday, February 23, 2009
Putting politics ahead of jobs
Republicans in the House of Delegates care more about denying Democrats a victory than boosting the state's economy.
Two bills in the General Assembly would make smart investments in the commonwealth. A combination of financial incentives for corporations and tax cuts for consumers would foster a nascent industry and allow Virginians to hang onto a few dollars.
Unfortunately, the bills have stalled, sent off to a committee where they can quietly expire.
Here's the twist, though: This time it is Republicans railing against tax breaks and investing in the private sector.
That's right; the party that thinks tax cuts fix every problem, the one that loves to hand out money to corporations, has all but killed these bills.
Read the column