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Virginia Needs to Control Spending Before Raising Taxes

Three days ago, Growls pointed out the details of Virginia's spending problem. I included links to the work of the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance that refuted the mythology that Governor Mark Warner (D) and previous General Assemblies had cut $6 billion of budget bloat. Rather, spending in Virginia has increased $2.5 billion since Governor Warner came to office. According to a Virgnia Viewpoint authored by Virginia Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R), and posted by the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, argues that "what Virginia really needs is not 'tax reform,' but spending reform. Hard, honest, spending caps - a Taxpayers' Bill of Rights - would finally put Richmond's taxaholics on the wagon, and force them to set priorities, and live within their means, just like Virginia's families and businesses."

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