May 16, 2013
The Washington Post editorializes, "IF HE'S ELECTED governor of Virginia this fall, Ken Cuccinelli II (R) promises $1.4 billion (at a minimum) in state tax cuts, though he neglects to explain how he would do so without reducing funding for services that rely on state government. Little noticed but also damaging, Mr. Cuccinelli's 'plan' -- so far, it's just a one-page press release -- would likely force counties and cities to increase local real estate taxes. Where else could they turn to replace some $900 million in locally imposed business taxes that Mr. Cuccinelli also wants to eliminate?"
Progressive Point: The state budget has real life impacts on Virginia families. Ken Cuccinelli's one-page tax "plan" is the same backwards approach pushed by Mitt Romney and Bob McDonnell. Virginia has tried a "cuts-only" budget. It cut programs for poor, needy families and seniors, community schools, health care, and social services.
Cuccinelli's budget plan would hurt middle class families while big business continues to get ahead. Working Virginians know these hard economic times require a balanced approach that serves all members of our community--not just campaign contributors. The truth about the cuts-only approach? The cuts only hurt Virginia families.
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