From today’s Washington Examiner:
Cuccinelli, who is running for governor, said a critical provision to raise the sales tax in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads higher than the rest of the state is unconstitutional. Residents in those two areas would pay 6 percent but would keep the additional $500 million in revenue over the next five years for their own road projects. Most Virginians would pay a 5.3 percent sales tax.
McDonnell must now weigh whether to change the bill to allow localities in those regions to raise the sales tax higher on their own.
“If he did that, he might as well go ahead and kill the bill,” said Del. Dave Albo, R-Springfield. “Then you have freeloaders. You get counties like Prince William and Loudoun that won’t vote to raise taxes but drive on Fairfax roads.”
Seriously? Albo must think those of us who live in Loudoun and Prince William are simple peasants who are not worthy of driving on Fairfax County’s roads that are made of gold and covered with rose petals. (Never mind that taxpayers in PWC have paid for many of their own roads at the county level.) We must learn our place in the world, and bow down to the almighty greatness of Dave Albo. (Imagine what he must think of Staffordians.)
For this, we award Del. Albo with Virtucon’s “Jack Wagon of the Month” award (created specially for him.)