Well, I wanted to follow up with the previous post about HB 6055 and the Virginia politicians who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. HB 6055, as you know is an abysmal attempt to raise our taxes to pay for transportation improvements, and when the General Assembly reconvenes on July 9th, it is imperative that we keep an eye on how these legislators vote on this horrid bill. Well, here are the names of the legislators who signed the pledge, please call them today to voice your disapproval of HB 6055:
Dave Albo (Fairfax), Rob Bell (Albemarle/Fluvanna/Greene), Kathy Byron (Bedford/Campbell), Ben Cline (Rockbridge), Mark Cole (Fauquier/Stafford/Spotsylvania), Kirk Cox (Colonial Heights), Jeff Frederick (Prince William), Thomas Gear (York), C. Todd Gilbert (Page/Rappahannock/Shenandoah), Frank Hargrove (Hanover), Tim Hugo (Fairfax), Bill Janis (Henrico), Steve Landes (Waynesboro), Scott Lingamfelter (Prince William/Fauquier), Bob Marshall (Prince William), Harvey Morgan (Gloucester), Sam Nixon (Chesterfield), Chris Peace (Hanover), Chris Saxman (Staunton), Terrie Suit (Virginia Beach), Lee Ware (Powhatan), Tommy Wright (Amelia).
The main number is 804-698-1500, so tell your legislators that raising taxes to fund for transportation improvements is not the answer!
It is a shame that our leaders have to back down on the promises they made to their constituents by raising taxes. There is such a thing as fiscal responsibility! I also agree with my fellow blogger, The Right-Wing Liberal, when he mentions that passage of this bill could possibly determine the outcome of the delegate races in 2009 (especially in Northern Virginia).