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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

 

Roanoke Times MisInformation On Virginia Legislative Actions

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Roanoke Times, 4-17-12, Pg 11, Editorial: Get the budget done; Don’t keep localities waiting over a partisan fight over how taxing tolls should be.
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The RT net: You Republican stonewallers – get out of the way and let the Democrats have their way!
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What a smokescreen and obscuration of the issues involved with the “partisan” fight over taxing and tolls.
The primary issue is why should all of Virginia taxpayers subsidize the commuters’ in Tidewater and the DC beltway for their road, bridge and tunnel tolls?
Are these not Obama’s 10 percenters? Doesn’t Obama want these folks to be tolled and taxed more than the rest of us poor country bumpkins?
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Why would those Democrats that represent those commuters (many of whom are Federal and State employees doing very well on taxpayer money!) even think that the rest of Virginia should subsidize them?
And why would the Editors of The Roanoke Times propose that this is a good thing for the Roanoke and New River Valley residents and taxpayers? What are they thinking?
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Get out of the way indeed!
Republican Legislators – stand your ground and represent us!
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For the past three months the Roanoke Times has maintained a steady drum beat trying to make it appear that the only subjects being debated in the Virginia Legislature were birth-control, abortion and draconian anti-women acts. To read the RT one would think that Virginia had adopted Sharia Law.
This slanted RT view is presented in concert with Obama’s campaign theme that the Republicans are waging war upon women. Click link to see a valid view:
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2012/04/liberals-continue-waging-war-on-moms.html
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The following pie-chart clearly demonstrates the totally slanted view of these so called “news” presentations by the Editors of The Roanoke Times on this subject. The charts demonstrate that only 2.2% of the bills passed by the 2012 Virginia House of Delegates involved so called “social issues”. Therefore 97.8% of the Legislative business dealt with the components of the business of government that are important to all citizens of The Commonwealth. So much for the Republican Fatwa against women – who by the way represent 50+% of the voting Republican Party!
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          To Enlarge, Click on Graphic:
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As a stark contrast to the views and philosophy espoused “as news” by the RT Editors, one might follow the work of The Virginia House of Delegates Republican Representative from the Ninth District, Charles Poindexter, who truly and faithfully represents the people of this wonderful southwestern section of Virginia.
http://votepoindexter.com/issues.php
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