Joe May has a new palm card printed for the June 11th primary against Dave LaRock. Several things immediately jumped out at me. Joe May claims to have “Put $4 billion over three years in road and transit projects across every region of the Commonwealth–including right here in Northern Virginia”. Really? Where did Joe May get this money? It didn’t fall from the sky, it came from our pockets! And where on earth did the money go? For four BILLION taxpayer dollars we should have noticed major changes with big improvements in traffic in Virginia. Has anyone noticed that? Has your commute improved? Do you see new roads? Is the metro less crowded? What exactly did our $4 BILLION buy us? Can we expect the same results from the next $6 BILLION in transportation taxes that Joe just voted for? No noticeable improvement in roads or traffic? A total of $10 BILLION in our taxes and what new roads have been built in NOVA? There are no new roads and no roads are proposed. So exactly how will traffic be improved in NOVA? We’ve never received any answers to those questions.
Joe also claims to be pro life, despite a 75% approval rating from NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League). Sure sounds like he’s voted FOR abortion, 75% of the time. He’s hardly pro life!
It gets worse. On this palm card Joe May makes the claim that he has “Stretched transportation dollars without raising taxes by taking advantage of the lowest construction prices in decades”. He hasn’t stretched anything but the truth. The reality is, Joe May has voted to raise our taxes not once, not twice, but four times he has voted to raise taxes over the last 11 years.
- 2007 May voted YES for the Northern Virginia regional fees and taxes (later ruled unconstitutional by VA Supreme Court)
Joe May has quite a record for someone claiming to be a conservative! It’s a good thing that voters have an alternative and can vote for a rock solid conservative on June 11, Dave LaRock.