The following resolution is slated to be brought up at the Prince William County Republican meeting this coming Monday evening:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
For consideration by the members of the Prince William County Republican Committee:
A Resolution Opposing HB 2313 – Revenues and Appropriations of State. The recommended text of this resolution is included below in the event that it comes to the floor in our meeting on Monday evening, February 25th 2013.
Whereas, The Republican Party is the party of fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint, and
Whereas, taxes in the Commonwealth are already unnecessarily high, and
Whereas, we are in the 5th year of a national economic crisis that shows no signs of long term recovery, and
Whereas, the federal government, under the leadership of President Obama, is waging economic war on businesses and families; proposing higher federal taxes and additional job killing regulations, and
Whereas, these same businesses and families are existing under the uncertainty of continued government “negotiations” on sequestration;
Now therefore, be it resolved that we call upon the General Assembly and Governor Robert McDonnell to foreswear any and all tax increases, either for supposed transportation solutions or for any other matter that might come before them.
Be it further resolved that we call upon Governor Robert McDonnell to veto HB2313 or to amend it in such a way that all tax changes be revenue neutral and that any anticipated revenues be directed to transportation in the localities where they are raised and not to the General Fund of the Commonwealth.