At the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia today, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds admits that he is open to incorporating new taxes to pay for transportation. When pressed by reporters on whether he would raise taxes for improving roads, he said that everything would be on the table. How comforting to know that under a Deeds administration that we would be paying additional taxes, especially in this economy, where many people are struggling to make ends meet.
When the Republican candidate for Governor, Bob McDonnell was asked if he was planning to raise taxes to improve transportation. McDonnell made it clear that he would not raise taxes. At least, we know who will be looking out for the taxpayer here.
Deeds also came out and said that he supports card check legislation. Virginia is a right to work state, and if card check is passed by Congress, the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union would be compromised. McDonnell is against card check.
Here are some other highlights from the debate today.