RWL: Warner spent the rent

D.J. McGuire blasts a hole in Warner’s legacy, doing the grunt research/reporting one used to expect out of the MSM:

The numbers are mind-boggling. The extra $1.5 billion for FY05-06 is more than Warner’s entire tax hike. Over the entire eight years, the difference is $6.7 billion – $2.2B more than raised by Warner’s tax hike over that six year period. Imagine how that $2.2 billion could have been improved, say, our transportation network.

So, if you want to know why your taxes went up, and (for Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads) why you’re snarled in traffic, today’s debate gave the answer: it was so Mark Warner could knock out low-income private health insurance and expand government controlled health care.

With tabled goodness. Why the MSM has chosen to whistle past the graveyard on this one is to be expected… but with numbers this stark, if you’re not outraged you simply don’t know what’s going on.

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