Monday, August 2, 2010

Fifth District Race- #1996 - Video: Tom Perriello - CHANGE? - Republican Party of Virginia

Tom Perriello - CHANGE? - Republican Party of Virginia - When Democrat Tom Perriello was running for Congress, he promised to bring change to the 5th District. He promised to change health care while improving Medicare and reducing the deficit. He promised to change the way the 5th District pays taxe s by lowering their tax burden. Tom certainly has brought change to the 5th District ... just not the kind he promised. He did change heath care, by limiting access to doctors, raising the federal deficit, and levying the first ever tax on simply being alive. Even the Democratic head of President Obama's deficit commission agrees: “It didn’t do a lot to address cost factors in health care. So we’ve got a lot of work to do,” said Erskine Bowles, former White House chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, speaking about the new health law, which was signed into law by Obama this past spring after a nearly year-long fight in Congress. (Daily Caller, July 15, 2010) And Tom is about to change the tax burden for middle class families ... even Steny Hoyer is talking about raising taxes on middle class families to help balance the whopping $13 trillion budget.

Perriello himself said just Wednesday that he wants to see the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 expire. But then again, what else can you expect from someone who votes with Nancy Pelosi 90 percent of the time? That’s why RPV has released a new web video “Change?” which highlights some of the 'change' Tom Perriello has been a part of this year. November can’t get here soon enough so the voters in the 5th District can properly thank Tom Perriello — by giving him his pink slip.

The next 'change' Tom Perriello needs to make is a change of occupation.

Is Tom Perriello Really a Fiscal Conservative - Bearing Drift - 18 months after President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (approved by congressional Democrats with virtually no Republican support or input), the promised recovery appears to be more bust than boom, while unemployment remains higher than the administration’s projected worst-case scenarios. Facing this continued economic uncertainty, Americans are frustrated and angry; polling data consistently shows widespread public dissatisfaction with a federal government that seems incapable of ending its spending binge. Yet in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, public opposition to the spending in Washington has not stopped Rep. Tom Perriello from campaigning on his record as a big spender—at least initially......... While Rep. Perriello may attempt to reinvent himself as a fiscal conservative, it is difficult to reconcile his new-found “frugality” with his earlier—and much-touted—vote for the stimulus (a “strategic investment,” as he prefers to call it), a $787 billion act financed with borrowed money. Time will tell if Rep. Perriello can convince enough 5th District voters that he has seen the light on spending, but in the meantime, he will likely continue facing tough questions from his constituents and local reporters alike.  Read more......  Great article, one to keep for the Town Hall meetings.

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