Home Virginia Politics Whipple Clips Dozen: Wednesday Morning

Whipple Clips Dozen: Wednesday Morning

263
3
SHARE

Thanks to Tom Whipple for the Wednesday “Clips.”

1. LAWYERS TO GOVERNOR: DON’T TAKE OUR DUES TO BALANCE BUDGET

2. U-VA. TAPS MCDONNELL AS COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER

4. LEGISLATORS WANT TO LIMIT FUTURE DEBT

5. DEL. HUGO HOLDING UP ARLINGTON FUNDING OVER HOT LANES SUIT

6. VA SENATOR SEEKS STUDY OF CASTRATING SEX OFFENDERS

19. VA. BILL WOULD GIVE ABUSED DATERS BETTER CHANCE AT RESTRAINING ORDERS

23. RAISE TAXES ON CIGARETTES? NOT IN VIRGINIA, SAYS HOUSE PANEL

33. WEBB’S NOT YET CONCERNED WITH ALLEN, 2012

37. VIRGINIA’S JOBLESS RATE IN DECEMBER REMAINS UNCHANGED

40. HIT THE SACK

41. SCUMBAGS 4, CITIZENS 0

47. SCHAPIRO: ALLEN GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE

UPDATE: Also, Sen. Warner liked President Obama’s SOTU speech (as did just about everyone).

I believe the President struck the right tone tonight, and I welcome the bipartisan effort to find common ground to move us forward. Three steps are required to get our nation back on the right track: We must curtail federal spending, we need comprehensive tax reform, and we also must adopt an innovation and growth agenda. It will require all three of those elements, because no single one of them alone will get the job done.

  • From Politico’s Arena blog:

    The president’s speech was aspirational, unifying and beautifully simple. It outlined a strategy to get America back to work and make America more competitive. He explained a vision that would not only create jobs but cut government spending without sacrificing our key priorities. And he did so by calling on Congress to focus first on the things we can all agree on, rather than lead with the things we disagree on. I think that’s a message Americans will respond well to. (And initial polls show that to be the case.)

    While the president’s approach was both uplifting and bipartisan, Rep. Paul Ryan’s first Republican response was neither. We all agree with the need to cut spending. But what Ryan didn’t talk about is the fact that his plan would do so by privatizing Social Security and Medicare, firing thousands of DEA, FBI and border security agents, and cutting more than 40 percent from veteran’s health benefits and K-12 education – while cutting taxes for the wealthiest Americans.

  • fuzed

    “Delegate Bob Marshall’s bill, which was before the 11-member panel, would have extended the foreclosure notice requirement from 14 days to 45. It would also require that loan and property records be recorded in local courthouses.

    “What you saw in there was government of the banks, by the banks and for the banks,” Marshall, R-Prince William, said afterward.”

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com

    Who’d a thunk I’d be cheering Bob Marshall?

    But damn its sad what our legislators did.