This guy passes the budget that created the massive shortfall in the first place, stands around while the Governor brings unprecedented economic development to the state, then attacks a budget surplus saying we need to create jobs, but has no idea how to do it. Not that this is anything new: Speaker Howell sat idly by while the previous administration negotiated disastrous contracts on Route 460 and the Midtown/Downtown Tunnel, but it took Governor McAuliffe's leadership to clean up those messes.
"With the lowest unemployment rate in Southeast, more people working than at any point in Virginia history and record capital investment, Governor McAuliffe and Democrats are working everyday to create jobs," said Morgan Finkelstein, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. "Meanwhile, Bill Howell is sending out shrill, empty statements. #leadership"