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.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

No New Taxes!

The RTD is reporting that Speaker Howell and House Republicans will be rolling their transportation plan out shortly. The plan includes no new taxes and will focus on reform and fixing problems, not throwing money at them. Keep in mind this is different "reform" than the Mark Warner type, which is to raise taxes and spend more money and never fix the problems.
I think our caucus has a very capable bunch of people and we will hopefully hold the line on taxes and spending. We need new ideas, not taxes.
I have confidence in Speaker Howell and the rest of the GOP that we will hold the line this time around. If we don't, it could mean more House losses and Speaker Howell's head.

UPDATE: Chad Dotson tells us that Kaine will lengthen the session or call a special one to iron out transportation solutions. To the House GOP: Stand Firm! No more "budget reform" crap. We need real, tangible cost savings; not tax increases. By the way, what the hell happened to this huge surplus Warner created?

6 Comments:

  • At 2/05/2006 11:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    you really ought to learn something about transportation before weighing in. you sound like steve sisson. and he is notorious for not knowing what he is talking about.

     
  • At 2/05/2006 12:25 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    What do you disagree with in my post anon?
    Perhaps I can elaborate on what you are referring to.

     
  • At 2/06/2006 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    No my young whore....

    It is your responsibility to back up your statements and claims. So we are waiting for you to do so, here and now....

    You said it, now back it up....

     
  • At 2/06/2006 9:41 AM, Blogger Virginia Centrist said…

    "By the way, what the hell happened to this huge surplus Warner created?"

    It got eaten away by GOP budget requests

     
  • At 2/06/2006 2:10 PM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    GOP budget requests raised the budget from 63 billion last year to 74 this year? If we have a big surplus and a full rainy day fund, why are we even thinking of raising taxes?
    To the eariler anon, more money for old ideas won't cut it. We need to look at mass transit as solutions to transportation, not more roads.

     
  • At 2/07/2006 12:30 AM, Anonymous Robert said…

    I agree with anon, you (GOPHOKIE) made the statements, now back them up with some real data.

     

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