Virginia "Democratic" Governor Tim Kaine needs to step up to the plate and actually get something done with the Transportation plan, which the local media loves to talk about "How the Republicans once again are doing nothing". And it is evident that the "Democratic" Governor has the support of the local media here in the Valley for the "Staunton NewsLeader" seems to have their weekly rant about transportation at least once a week, without calling on the "Democratic" Governor to do something...
The Washington Times has a good article on the topic of how the "Democratic" Governor needs to get involved and support the best transportation plan to get something done, if he really does want to get something done with transportation. But maybe the "Democratic" Governor would really rather see a solution to the transportation fail once again only to benefit the Governor and his "Democratic" party in the upcoming elections???
"Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican, said Mr. Kaine has been "missing in action" and thinks he and fellow Democrats would rather see talks fail so they can rip Republicans this fall when all 140 seats of the General Assembly are up for election."
Once again it seems the "Democratic" Governor does not want to touch anything from the General fund which has a substantial balance in it from the Tax Increase that was rammed thru by the prior "Democratic" Governor Mark Warner. It appears that the Governor has other plans for our tax money and claims it is needed for teachers, police, human services, and other "Voter blocs". But will this surplus really be used in these areas by the "Democratic" Governor?
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell said:
"He's got to decide whether he wants a significant policy achievement on transportation or have a political achievement in having a bill fail, then blame Republicans," he said. "I think the governor, having made this the top issue, has some moral obligation to work something out."