Monday, November 17, 2014

Murphy's Law Revisited

So, Kathleen Murphy is running in the 34th District.

The reactions have been...well...predictable:

You may remember Ms. Murphy from such classics as: 

With no one to challenge her in her own party, Murphy, a member of 2013's "Little League" of Democrat House candidates, will go head-to-head with Republican businessman Craig Parisot in the 34th House District, vacated by Congresswoman-Elect Barbara Comstock. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

School System Flunks Obamacare

This report, running in several local papers around the Roanoke area, is more evidence of the cost-heavy nature of Obamacare.

Roanoke City Public Schools are now forced to outsource their substitute teachers just to avoid over $150,000 in new healthcare costs mandated by Obamacare. The ACA's 30-hours per week requirement will likely be very problematic for other school systems as well in this regard. Many financially stressed local systems will be asked to decide between absorbing the high cost of insuring employees who may or may not even cross that line, and other options like privatization or actually cutting jobs.

VA GOP Caucus

Friday, October 17, 2014

Only Mark Warner Could Afford to Re-elect Mark Warner

"I will work to ensure that any final rule provides Virginia with adequate flexibility, enhances innovation and R&D in clean coal, and ensures that we maintain a safe and reliable energy network to power a competitive economy.” 

What a joke.

Recently, the State Corporation Commission released a statement outlining just what the new EPA regulations will mean to the average Virginian. The not good. Those regulations, against which Senator Warner promised to represent us, will still require the shuttering of many power plants in Virginia, reducing efficiency and raising costs astronomically.  

The EPA predicts that Virginia utilities will have to shut down power plants reliably producing 2,851 megawatts of electricity, and replace that generation with just 351 megawatts of wind power. For example, complying with the rules would likely cost Dominion Virginia Power customers alone an extra $5.5 billion to $6 billion. 

Taking the low-ball estimate that is an extra $665.82 charged to every man, woman, and child in the Commonwealth. ($5.5 Billion divided into 8,260,405, Virginia's current population)

The question right now is "Can you or I afford to take Mark Warner at his word again?"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Silence is Deafening

“I never could have envisioned ... the absolute, I thought, despicable moves by a former Democratic senator, Phil Puckett, who resigned,”
-Governor Terry McAuliffe

"Virginians deserve leaders who will fight for what's best for their constituents, not those who are spending their time concocting backroom deals and cover-ups"

-Democratic Party of Virginia

"It's astounding to me...They figure the only way they could win was to give a job to a state senator."
-Delegate Scott Surovell

Where is the outrage now? Where are the calls for resignation now? Where is the federal investigation now? Clearly, the only "ethics" Dems really care about are winning and the party line.