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.

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