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Virginia Democrats Seek To Increase Virginia Budget Shortfall By Accepting Trojan Horse From Washington

Virginia Democrats are simply wrong about the Commonwealth accepting the Obama unemployment stimulus money. Taking this money means Nancy Pelosi and President Obama get to rewrite Virginia Laws as part of the deal. The strings attached to the Obama and Pelosi money will require a massive increase in benefits, a major extension to the length of benefits, and employers will be forced to pay for unemployment benefits to part time workers. Accepting this money will force businesses to lay off workers because of increased Unemployment Taxes that will be required. It will kill jobs.

Accepting this $125 million will cost the Commonwealth billions of dollars, not exactly a bargain. The $125 million was estimated to be about 5 weeks worth of unemployment, then we are on our own. And that was several months ago. It will likely not last that long now.

This is exactly the reason Virginia finds itself in a financial mess. Democratic Governor Tim Kaine and Treasurer Jody Wagner have proven to be short sighted in all matters financial. Lt. Governor Bill Bolling has been warning that the optimistic growth projections Kaine and Wagner built into our budget were way off the mark, and Bolling has been proven 100% correct.

Accepting this $125 million from the Federal Government will add millions more, and perhaps billions more, to the Virginia budget shortfall, already over $6 billion dollars.

Instead of using misinformation and outright lies about this money, Virginia Democrats ought to be lobbying Pelosi and Obama to remove the strings and let Virginia decide what is the best way to administer our unemployment benefits.

But for these Democrats seeking to accept the money and the strings, it’s not really about the money, or giving more benefits to the unemployed. It is really about the Democrats pushing for this money wanting to allow Washington to control Virginia.

We simply cannot afford this Trojan Horse from Washington.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

3 Responses to “Virginia Democrats Seek To Increase Virginia Budget Shortfall By Accepting Trojan Horse From Washington”

  1. You need to be careful when you play with fire. The burns can go real deep..

  2. You need to be careful when you play with fire. The burns can go real deep..


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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