Wednesday, February 6, 2008

There She Goes Again

On Monday, a bill to raise the gas tax went down to defeat. No surprise for Virginia political watchers that it was veteran Democrat Delegate Vivian Watts who proposed raising the state's gasoline tax by 5.5 cents a gallon.

Seems her problem is, "We haven't raised it(the gas tax) in over 20 years," which to a liberal like Vivian Watts going 20 years without a tax increase is a major scandal.

For those of you who don’t remember in the 1980’s
Watts was State transportation Secretary under Governor Baliles, who in his race for governor promised he would not raise taxes. However, once safely in the Governors office, he came to the conclusion that he would have to raise taxes in order to solve our transportation needs. Of course he never mentioned raising taxes on the campaign trail.

I do believe Transportation is one of the greatest problems we face here in the commonwealth. However, liberals like Watts don't want to take money out of the General fund to pay for roads, they want to raise taxes.

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