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McDonnell Wins

By Matthew Yglesias on November 3, 2009 at 8:11 pm

"McDonnell Wins"

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As expected. He was cruising to victory this whole time and never really got pushed on the fact that his campaign agenda doesn’t really make sense. For example, here’s his “plan” to balance the state budget while cutting taxes and spending more on education and transportation:

It’s time to conduct a thorough audit of how your tax dollars are spent. The Virginia budget has doubled over the last 10 years, growing 30% faster than the rate of growth in population and inflation. We need select independent audits of major state agencies, and a greater level of budget transparency throughout state government. The state budget is nearly 80 billion dollars and you need to know exactly what you are getting for that. I will work to make life simpler for Virginians by making government more efficient and user-friendly.

Not just an audit, a thorough audit. And not just one! “Select independent audits of major state agencies.” Good luck with that.

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