As Americans have been reminded 24/7 since last month’s mid-term elections, “elections have consequences” and to those who elected Progressive Ralph Northam for Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, you are the cause and the tax increases coming the way of all Virginians courtesy of your new governor are the effect.
While President Donald J. Trump’s the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act implemented earlier this year is intended to relieve the tax burden on middle class working Americans estimation of which is approximately $600 million, Northam courtesy of Virginia state laws will intercept the relief to taxpayers.
Northam will also take the opportunity to further increase the tax burden on Virginia’s working class through the implementation of additional state tax increases. According to Virginia Watchdog.org, Northam seeks to propose a “$268.7 million in additional school spending in his two-year budget proposal to the General Assembly and an additional $36 million for school counselors…. as well as $21 million from a proposed internet sales tax.” See: Higher taxes will pay for some of Northam’s proposed education spending increases.
GOP.com by Garren Shipley
Please find below an excerpt from Governor Northam’s address to the Joint Money Committee:
Everyone in Virginia liked tax cuts a lot.
But the Grinch from Northampton County did not!
The Grinch hated tax cuts! All tax cuts for no reason!
The Grinch would never cut taxes, regardless of season!
It could be, perhaps, that his economics were trite.
It could be his spending ideas weren’t quite right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all,
Is he thought the state budget was $2 billion too small.
“They’re spending their tax cuts,” he snarled with a sneer.
“They’re keeping their money, it’s not coming here!”
Then he growled, with his Grinch fingers anxiously drumming,
“I must find some way to keep tax cuts from coming!”
Humor aside, Ralph Northam is doing exactly what Democrats do every time they’re in power — treating the pocketbooks of Virginia families like his personal ATM.
Northam’s plan raises taxes on middle class by more than $1 billion, taking away a significant amount of the money families realized from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and bringing it to Richmond to spend on Northam’s pet priorities.
“Ralph Northam and his fellow Democrats simply can’t abide that Virginians might spend money better than state government. As long as Republicans control the General Assembly, Ralph Northam’s tax hike plan is going nowhere.” — Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman
Can’t say we didn’t that one coming. Well, too many did not see this latest act of government theft coming because they allowed themselves to become distracted (as counted on by Progressives). Instead, they focused on false allegations of racism, sexual assault and voter suppression from the very swamp critters who will now reverse gains acquired courtesy of this year’s federal tax cuts…and that’s just for starters.
Merry Christmas Virginia.
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