For Virginia Democrats, A Time for Choosing Contrasts don't come much clearer than this. From National Review:"... Just days after Virginia governor Bob McDonnell announced a $544 million surplus, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley told county leaders Saturday that Maryland may need to increase taxes to solve a $1 billion budget gap next year.
What makes the contrast even more striking is the fact that McDonnell previously balanced an inherited $4.2 billion budget deficit that Gov. Tim Kaine had said could only be closed with a $2 billion tax increase, while O'Malley has already signed the largest tax increase in Maryland history during his first term."
So of all those Virginia Democrats who might be considering a run for governor in 2013 - like Terry McAuliffe, Mark Warner and Ward Armstrong - we ask a simple question:
Do you support the O'Malley model of governance, or the McDonnell model of governance?
Virginia taxpayers will be very interested in your answer.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
What do Virginians Think of Maryland's Governance?
from the Republican Party of Virginia