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Timmy’s Better Way

By on 1.31.06 | 4:52PM

The Dems are sending around excerpts from Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's response to the State of the Union Address. It appears that his theme is "there's a better way."

An interesting note to strike for the party devoid of ideas. Take his section on taxes, for example:

Tonight, we heard the President again call to make his tax policies permanent, despite his Administration's failure to manage our staggering national debt. Over the past five years, we've gone from huge surpluses to massive deficits. No parent makes their child pay the mortgage. Why should we allow this Administration to pass down the bill for its reckless spending to our children and grandchildren?

The better way turns out to be Democratic Party retread: tax hikes. That was Mark Warner and Tim Kaine's "better way" for Virginia -- the biggest tax increase in Commonwealth history. Look for concrete ideas and not more of the same from the Democrats tonight. But don't hold your breath.

Also, we'll be watching the State of the Union tonight on AmSpecBlog. Join us here for running commentary.

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