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TEX

Palmyra, VA

#1 Oct 16, 2012
mr Kaine creates FAR more problem than he will ever solve!!
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#2 Oct 16, 2012
TEX wrote:
mr Kaine creates FAR more problem than he will ever solve!!
like?
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Rest assured they're both career politicians. Allen has been at it a decade longer, but they've both been at it for more than a decade, so that's our choices. A career politician millionare against a career politician millionare, neither care about civil liberties or anyone's interest other than their lobbyist's and staying in power.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 16, 2012
"Mr. Allen and the anonymous, deep-pocketed allies who have paid for the barrage of TV ads against Mr. Kaine have traded in distortions. They accuse Mr. Kaine of advocating draconian cuts to the military that would result from automatic spending cuts known as sequestration. In fact, Mr. Kaine has urged a compromise to avoid such an outcome. They say Mr. Kaine wants to raise federal taxes on everyone; he has never proposed or endorsed such a policy.

Mr. Allen paints himself as a fiscal conservative, but general fund spending jumped when he was governor, in the boom years of the í90s. It was flat during Mr. Kaineís term, which coincided with the sharp economic downturn of 2008-09. Moreover, by embracing the Bush-era tax cuts and opposing their repeal, Mr. Allen helped dig the massive fiscal ditch in which this country is mired.

In their debates, Mr. Kaine has displayed a command of detail while Mr. Allen trades in gauzy hyperbole. "

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tim-ka...
Ross

Lady Lake, FL

#4 Oct 16, 2012
People need to remember Kaine's last year in office.

He laid off many DOT employeees and called a special session of the legislature where he tried to raise taxes. Those tax increases were supposed to fund Kaine's pet projects in Northern Virginia.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Oct 16, 2012
Kaine's claim to fame:
1) Outlawed cul de sacs in subdivisions
2) Outlawed use of bottled water in State agencies (who largely used water from a Virginia company)
3) Closed rest areas
4) Left us with millions in debt
5) Remained in office after accepting nomination as DNC chair -- using undetermined amount of state funds and time to do Democratic business (would not provide any records when asked in regard to his schedule -- claiming security issues)
6) Suspicious Biscuit Run Deal made " http://www.readthehook.com/65660/heat-ag-says... ;
7) Obama puppet

Come on, Virginians, we got rid of him once -- don't forget the past.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Oct 16, 2012
Disillusioned wrote:
Kaine's claim to fame:
1) Outlawed cul de sacs in subdivisions
2) Outlawed use of bottled water in State agencies (who largely used water from a Virginia company)
3) Closed rest areas
4) Left us with millions in debt
5) Remained in office after accepting nomination as DNC chair -- using undetermined amount of state funds and time to do Democratic business (would not provide any records when asked in regard to his schedule -- claiming security issues)
6) Suspicious Biscuit Run Deal made " http://www.readthehook.com/65660/heat-ag-says... ;
7) Obama puppet
Come on, Virginians, we got rid of him once -- don't forget the past.
All minor compared to:

""When George Allen was governor, state spending went up by 45 percent in four years."

Allen inherited a $14.7 billion state budget when he became governor in January 1994. Shortly before leaving office in January 1998, he proposed a $20.7 billion budget for the fiscal year that would start on July 1. Thatís a 41 percent increase. The overall state budget, however, includes federal aid to Virginia that the governor does not control.

A better measure of spending comes from examining the general fund, which largely consists of income and sales tax receipts that are used to support schools, health programs and public safety. Allen inherited a $6.8 billion general fund in 1994 and proposed expanding it to $9.9 billion in his final budget, which comes to growth of 45.6 percent."

"Kaine: When Allen was in the Senate, he "voted to increase the debt ceiling four times."

Allen was in the Senate from 2001 to 2007. He indeed voted "Aye" on each of four roll calls to raise the debt limit in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006"

"Allen "voted for 52,000 earmarks."

According to a count by the Citizens Against Government Waste, the five federal budgets Allen backed in the Senate included 52,319 earmarks -- or pork -- valued at $121.8 billion."

""The federal debt increased by $16,000 every second George Allen was a senator."

"Virginia was named the best state for business by Forbes magazine each of the four years Kaine was governor."

http://www.politifact.com/virginia/article/20...
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Oct 16, 2012
heh wrote:
<quoted text>
All minor compared to:
""When George Allen was governor, state spending went up by 45 percent in four years."
Allen inherited a $14.7 billion state budget when he became governor in January 1994. Shortly before leaving office in January 1998, he proposed a $20.7 billion budget for the fiscal year that would start on July 1. Thatís a 41 percent increase. The overall state budget, however, includes federal aid to Virginia that the governor does not control.
A better measure of spending comes from examining the general fund, which largely consists of income and sales tax receipts that are used to support schools, health programs and public safety. Allen inherited a $6.8 billion general fund in 1994 and proposed expanding it to $9.9 billion in his final budget, which comes to growth of 45.6 percent."
"Kaine: When Allen was in the Senate, he "voted to increase the debt ceiling four times."
Allen was in the Senate from 2001 to 2007. He indeed voted "Aye" on each of four roll calls to raise the debt limit in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006"
"Allen "voted for 52,000 earmarks."
According to a count by the Citizens Against Government Waste, the five federal budgets Allen backed in the Senate included 52,319 earmarks -- or pork -- valued at $121.8 billion."
""The federal debt increased by $16,000 every second George Allen was a senator."
"Virginia was named the best state for business by Forbes magazine each of the four years Kaine was governor."
http://www.politifact.com/virginia/article/20...
All minor compared to someone in the Senate that would vote WITH President Romney's plans, or AGAINST President Obama (God forbid that happens!).
buyerbeware

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Oct 16, 2012
heh wrote:
"Mr. Allen and the anonymous, deep-pocketed allies who have paid for the barrage of TV ads against Mr. Kaine have traded in distortions. They accuse Mr. Kaine of advocating draconian cuts to the military that would result from automatic spending cuts known as sequestration. In fact, Mr. Kaine has urged a compromise to avoid such an outcome. They say Mr. Kaine wants to raise federal taxes on everyone; he has never proposed or endorsed such a policy.
Mr. Allen paints himself as a fiscal conservative, but general fund spending jumped when he was governor, in the boom years of the í90s. It was flat during Mr. Kaineís term, which coincided with the sharp economic downturn of 2008-09. Moreover, by embracing the Bush-era tax cuts and opposing their repeal, Mr. Allen helped dig the massive fiscal ditch in which this country is mired.
In their debates, Mr. Kaine has displayed a command of detail while Mr. Allen trades in gauzy hyperbole. " http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/tim-ka...
So go ahead and vote for "sailor" Kaine...oh that's right, we already knew you would
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 16, 2012
buyerbeware wrote:
<quoted text>So go ahead and vote for "sailor" Kaine...oh that's right, we already knew you would
An astute observation.
hondacivic

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Oct 16, 2012
buyerbeware wrote:
<quoted text>So go ahead and vote for "sailor" Kaine...oh that's right, we already knew you would
So go ahead and vote for racist "macaca" Allen...oh that's right, we already knew you would
hondacivic

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 16, 2012
Disillusioned wrote:
<quoted text>
All minor compared to someone in the Senate that would vote WITH President Romney's plans, or AGAINST President Obama (God forbid that happens!).
That's why nothing in Washington gets done. It is all about voting in step regardless if you know it is what is needed.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Oct 16, 2012
hondacivic wrote:
<quoted text>
That's why nothing in Washington gets done. It is all about voting in step regardless if you know it is what is needed.
I'd rather block Obama's out of control spending than not. And FYI -- don't think for one minute Puppet Kaine wouldn't vote exactly as Barry told him to.
bumpy

Penn Laird, VA

#13 Oct 16, 2012
Allen is receiving a huge influx of money from the Koch "swiftboating" brothers PAC. That is shameless. His racist, bullying ways do not belong in DC.
And by the way, he had no problem voting for the budgets that created the deficit when he was a senator. So what, has he had a "come to Jesus" moment and now thinks federal spending is bad? I don't think so.
Federal spending is bad-according to him-when it involves women's health, education, and his paycheck. He voted against equal pay for women, while voting to increase his salary. He had a shot at being our Senator and he did a horrible job. Never again!

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