Wednesday the two candidates running to replace retiring Rep. Frank Wolf debated in Loudoun County. The debate produced another stellar performance from Delegate Barbara Comstock while her opponent, Supervisor John Foust, once again struggled to demonstrate that he has the wherewithal to handle the job of being an elected representative at the federal level.
After opening statements and several questions the line of the day was offered up by Delegate Comstock. Responding to a question on regulating business Delegate Comstock spoke of how attractive Virginia is to businesses because we are “a low regulation, Right to Work, low tax state and we need to be a low regulation, low tax, Right to Work country if we are going to compete internationally.”
And there it is right there. That one line contrasts so much between the two candidates. Delegate Comstock believes in freeing businesses from burdensome regulations that are stopping them from hiring new workers, she believes in lower taxes to allow business and individuals to keep more capital that can then be invested in growing that business, and she believes in open competitive bidding free of costly union control thus saving us a tremendous amount of money. Contrast that with Supervisor Foust who feels government needs to be more active in its regulation of business, he has consistently voted for tax increases as a county supervisor and opposes open competitive bidding for government contracts to appease his union donor base.
One more time; Delegate Comstock said Virginia has been doing so well at attracting new businesses because we are “a low regulation, Right to Work, low tax state and we need to be a low regulation, low tax, Right to Work country if we are going to compete internationally.” As more and more businesses flee our country for greener pastures, now is not the time to elect a union puppet like Supervisor Foust who cares more about creating new taxes than creating new jobs. The 10th District has a diverse group of businesses ranging from new technology companies to older agricultural businesses. The district needs someone who will help all their industries grow. That will happen with less regulation, lower taxes and defending our Right to Work laws. Delegate Comstock is clearly the only candidate in this race who will carry those priorities into office and help us compete internationally.