Our message is breaking through. [RSV: And it stinks like old man farts! ] Voters are fed up with Republicans playing political games with our economy and their plans to end Medicare.
VA BUDGET QUESTIONS by Tom Cranmer - Why is the budget not a "budget?" It is more of a forecast of revenues and expenditures. - Why are expenditures self-adjusting? By law they have to be balanced with revenues. In 2010 VA had a $400 million surplus. The Sunshine Review reported the "Revenue Stabilization Fund has shrunken from $1.19 billion in 2006 to $295 million in 2010." - What are the biggest tricks in the budget? To delay funding $600 million [...]
Being that Governor McDonnell and others in Richmond are talking about spending 4 billion dollars maybe we should stop and take a look at "what is in a billion" eh? Author Unknown How many zeros in a billion? This is too true to be funny. The next time you hear a politician use the Word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about Whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, But [...]
The machine is moving full speed ahead to get this absurd transportation package rushed through. The fools that have been elected seem to think we are stupid. That we don't notice the revolving sales pitch that hits us every legislative session. " The Sky is falling, If you don't support this bill the end of the world will be upon us".
When the Governor took office he was faced with the challenge of balancing the budget while facing a 2.2 billion dollar shortfall, with a projected 4 billion dollar deficit over the next two years. To this end, the Governor recommended a decrease in funding to education, a recommendation that has drawn recent criticism. However, these cuts are not only necessary but reasonable. A closer examination of education shows that funding has significantly out-paced enrollment. Over the past decade funding to [...]