Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told CPAC attendees that he
would pursue five main public policy directives if he elected
governor of Virginia this fall. The emphasis he placed on putting
an end to human trafficking was of particular interest. Here, very
briefly, are the main points of his talk.
1. Tax simplification — “We hear the word fair a lot,” he said.
But getting rid of special interest breaks that have found their
way into the tax code while offering low tax rates to middle-class
Americans and small business owners is more in step with sound
policy, he said.
2. Streamline regulations — By “eliminating harmful government
interference in the marketplace” and defending Virginia’s
“right-to-work,” the state can expect to experience great job and
income growth, he said.
3. Rein in government and balance the budget — enough said
4. Quality education — This is the “surest way to bring
opportunity to every Virginian,” he said. “No child should be
forced to remain in failing school” and “condemned to mediocrity”
because of where they live.
5. Speak for those citizens who have no voice — Becoming
governor of Virginia “allows someone to occupy the same seat as
Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.” This great responsibility
means protecting the most vulnerable citizens “at every stage of
life” including those who suffer under human trafficking.
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