In recent years Virginia’s politics has appeared disjointed. In the past two presidential elections, the Democratic nominee has prevailed here. The current governor as well as both U.S. Senators, John Warner and Tim Kaine, are Democrats. Yet representation in the House of Representatives favor the House G.O.P. by a ratio of 8-to-3. It is small wonder that some observers believe that Congressional Districts were drawn to protect the Republicans. An article and a map in today’s RTD indicates that a federal court states that in order to achieve more balanced representation, the City of Richmond will shift from the congressional district of Bobby Scott, a Democrat, that of Randy Forbes, a Republican.
A quick glance at Forbes’ website indicates that he supports the usual G.O.P. platitudes on domestic policy. Forbes, as one would expect, would repeal the Affordable Care Act. The question for Forbes is: “How would a 62-year-old making $45,000 per year with a pre-existing condition be able to buy almost any health insurance?
Rep. Forbes also wants a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Quick, Randy-name five federal programs you would slash, and how much would be saved by each cut.
If Randy can not respond to these questions with specifics, he joins Rep. David Bratt sharing the coveted title of Fauxconomist.
Like so many of Dave’s followers, he espouses programs that he can not possible implement.
— D. Leslie SchreiberThere are currently no comments highlighted.