Sunday, February 14, 2010


No oil money for Roads.... they rather raise your taxes.

“For the life of me, I can’t understand why Democrats in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads would vote against sending additional money to transportation.” Mullins said.

“In its original form, SB 601 was something that should have made everyone happy — more money for roads that doesn’t come out of taxpayers’ pockets,” he said. “Yet for some reason, the entire Democrat Northern Virginia delegation voted on Monday to send that money to the General Fund. It simply defies logic.”

“Then, when Democrats had the chance to re-think their vote on Wednesday, they went the opposite direction and moved to kill the bill outright on a party-line vote,” Mullins said. “Senator Dick Saslaw went to great lengths to talk about how the money that would be parceled out is nothing but ‘false hope.’”

“But it’s important to remember that ‘false hope’ is what they called offshore drilling just a few years ago. Now, the only thing between the Commonwealth of Virginia and that ‘false hope’ is foot-dragging at the Obama administration’s Interior Department. If anyone is perpetuating false hope it is the Obama administration – not Republicans in Virginia,” he said.

“At the end of the day, the Democrats talk a good game about transportation, but when the rubber meets the road, they’re not interested,” Mullins said. “The only money they want to spend on roads is money that they raise through higher taxes on hard working Virginians.”

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