Be Wary of Republicans and Democrats in Virginia
by Lewis Loflin
2010 saw the defeat of Rich Boucher after 27 years in Washington. While I like Mr. Griffith and Mr. Boucher as people, I don't trust either political party. Is everything great with Republicans in office? No it isn't. To quote the Washington Times October 8, 2010
On Sept. 28, Senate Republicans, joined by four Democrats, blocked tax legislation that would have punished U.S. firms that export jobs. Even if the proponents of the failed bill are correct in asserting that the current environment encourages U.S. companies to send jobs abroad, the result would be small potatoes compared to the havoc the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to wreak on the U.S. economy beginning in January unless Congress takes action to stop it...
While the article went on to attack Cap and Tax, it clearly showed where the interests of most Republicans are really at. To quote another source:
The bill would prohibit firms from taking deductions for business expenses associated with expanding operations in other countries. It would increase taxes on U.S. companies that close domestic operations and expand foreign ones to import products to the U.S.
Republicans argued...the tax increases would hurt international corporations that employ U.S. workers.
The Republican claim makes no sense at all. And who were the sleazy Democrats that voted for corporate outsourcing subsidies? "The Democrats voting to block the bill were Sens. Max Baucus of Montana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Jon Tester of Montana and Mark Warner of Virginia. Also voting no was Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn." Yup, our own millionaire and former governor Mark Warner.
Former Governor now Senator Warner invented some nonsense called "in sourcing" or "farm shoring." This scam involved handing out lucrative state contracts under Virginia's notoriously corrupt "Public-Private Partnership" program that earns big profits for business while costing Virginia workers their jobs.
In addition, they set these companies up to receive millions in corporate welfare and government grants while promising often phantom jobs and prosperity for the common people. I shall go more into that issue later. I'm warning many of the activists that got Mr. Griffith elected to stay on this man. If he is just going to be another Wall Street Republican then he needs to be voted out in 2012.