NEWS FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VIRGINIA
For Immediate Release: August 18th, 2011
Contact: Brian Coy
Another Day another McGimmick Surplus
Governor McDonnell Continues to Use Gimmicks and Spin to Pad National Resume
Richmond, VA -- DPVA Executive Director David Mills released the following statement following Governor Bob McDonnell's announcement today that Virginia has a $544 million surplus:
“Bob McDonnell continues to tout a 'surplus' built with unpaid bills, unmet obligations and fiscal gimmicks. No matter what he calls it, the balance he announced today isn't enough to pay our outstanding bills to the Virginia retirement system and make the investments we need in education, public safety, mental health, and other services that create opportunity for working Virginia families. McDonnell's self-congratulation over his 'surplus' is similar to a family refusing to pay their mortgage for a year and then celebrating the balance in their savings account.