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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bob McDonnell stands firm against Tim Kaine's plan to increase taxes on Virginia Businesses

Posted by MAXIMUS

Small businesses are the backbone of the Virginia economy and of the national economy. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell stood against Democratic Governor Tim Kaine, and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Terry McAuliffe, Brian Moran, Creigh Deeds, and the Virginia Democratic Controlled State Senate in opposing an anti-business bill that could have become law.

Just yesterday, Governor Kaine sought passage of a bill to add $125 million in federal stimulus money to the Virginia budget to provide additional unemployment benefits to thousands of jobless Virginians.

Why did McDonnell oppose this? Simple, because this bill was in reality a federally imposed unfunded mandate to extend Virginia unemployment benefits. What would have been the negative effect if this was passed? Tim Kaine sought to increase the tax rates that Virginia employers pay into the state portion of the uninsured funding order to "match and receive" the federal dollars. The $125 million in federal dollars required a match from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Businesses in our Commonwealth balked and were incensed that Kaine and the Democrats would increase taxes during these harsh times when small businesses are struggling to make payroll to keep the employees they have. Kaine's extension of unemployment benefits is an anti-business bill that would have cost jobs in Virginia. Tim Kaine proved he was anti business today. The DNC Chairman's would be successors--Terry McAuliffe, Brian Moran, and Creigh Deeds--proved they are anti business today because they all supported the tax increase that would have cost Virginians jobs.

This will have repercussions against the Democrats this November. Paging Virginia FREE, paging the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, paging each and every Chamber of Commerce in Virginia---REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE BOB McDONNELL PROTECTED YOUR CLIENTS, PROTECTED YOUR BUSINESSES AND MOST IMPORTANTLY PROTECTED, BOB McDONNELL PROTECTED YOUR EXISTING EMPLOYEES TODAY BY OPPOSING THIS TAX INCREASE THAT WAS BORN IN WASHINGTON AND WAS ADOPTED BY EVERY VIRGINIA DEMOCRAT RUNNING AT THE STATEWIDE LEVEL.

Democrats want to expand the social welfare state by increasing taxes on businesses to fund human dependency programs in an effort to expand government largess for an indefinite period of time instead of working with businesses to cut taxes so that businesses can have the chance to grow while KEEPING existing employees on the payrolls during challenging economic times.

In opposing this Democratic bill, Bob McDonnell has drawn a line in the sand against the jackbooted, anti-business, ever expanding social welfare state. It's spelled C-O-N-S-E-R-V-A-T-I-S-M.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

while I can agree that McDonnell and others who opposed this bill that imposed a mandate to extend unemployment benifits in the state for a one time payout, had a bery valid argument. It should be noted that Va is on the lower end of the scale in umemployment benifits, at an average of like $90-$100 per person when the national average is around 250 per person.