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 there.
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.