Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Fiscal Conservatism

I saw a story in the Northern Virginia Daily, by way of One Man's Trash of an interview with exiting Del. Allen Louderback. Its a great read about how the Republican Party needs to learn to slow spending growth and not continue to spend at such a fast pace. I have long seen Del. Louderback as one of the best a brightest legislators on tax and spending issues. He founded the Cost Cutting Caucus, proposed a sale of the ABC franchises to private companies, and also saved the state $200k a year by getting the trucks and other equipment the color it came in and not having it painted orange.
His insight and out-of-the-box thinking will truly be missed in the General Assembly. Hopefully others in our party will take up the torch of fiscal responsibility.


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