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WaPo Editorial Board Savages Youngkin’s Economic Plan “Baloney”: “If Virginians want to see an economy run ‘into the ditch,’ Mr. Youngkin’s plan would do the trick.”

"In fact, eliminating Virginia’s income tax is a perfect recipe for defunding the police," which Youngkin claims to oppose.

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The truth hurts, courtesy of the WaPo editorial board:

  • “Youngkin, who made a fortune in private equity, says Virginia’s economy is “in the ditch” — an assertion flatly contradicted by a tsunami of evidence to the contrary. And, like his predecessors, he claims lower tax bills are the elixir that would cure what ails the commonwealth.”
  • “That very baloney was also peddled by Republicans Ed Gillespie, who lost the governor’s race in 2017; Corey Stewart, who narrowly lost the GOP primary that year to Mr. Gillespie; and former state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who lost in 2013.”
  • “Here are the facts. Virginia’s individual income tax — the target of Mr. Youngkin’s fever dream — accounts for 72 percent of the state’s $43.5 billion of revenue in the current two-year general fund budget. (Most of the rest comes from sales, corporate and other taxes.) Take an ax to the income tax, and funding for vital services is decimated.”
  • “In fact, eliminating Virginia’s income tax is a perfect recipe for defunding the police, the very policy Mr. Youngkin (falsely) accuses Virginia Democrats of favoring.”
  • “If Virginians want to see an economy run ‘into the ditch,’ Mr. Youngkin’s plan would do the trick.”

So where does Youngkin *get* all these horrible, disastrous ideas?  Try this nutjob:

  • “Moore is a climate change skeptic. In 2009, he described climate change as “the biggest scam of the last two decades.”[26] In columns and op-eds, Moore called those with concerns about climate change ‘Stalinistic’ and has accused climate scientists as being part of a global conspiracy”
  • “During a 2016 debate on the minimum wage, Moore stated, ‘I’m a radical on this. I’d get rid of a lot of these child labor laws. I want people starting to work at 11, 12.’”
  • “Moore served as one of the top economic advisers to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.[40] Moore is known to be a strong supporter of President Trump.[41] In 2018, Moore and Laffer wrote the book Trumponomics, in which they lauded the Trump administration’s economic policies[19][42]
  • In April 2020, Moore referred to individuals who protested stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic as ‘the modern-day Rosa Parks — they are protesting against injustice and a loss of liberties.”
  • Also, re: Moore’s role in the Kansas budgetary disaster, see Trump’s pick for Federal Reserve had hand in creation of Brownback tax ‘experiment’, which explains, “President Trump’s likely nominee for the Federal Reserve’s board of governors helped shape the deep tax cuts that were blamed for years of budget shortfalls under former Gov. Sam Brownback.”

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