February 21, 2013

Stop Virginia Liberals from Enacting Major Tax Hike!

As the General Assembly prepares to adjourn on Saturday, the remaining business is a high priority of Senate Democrats and several disingenuous Republicans – tax increases … in the name of transportation.

While many states – North Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas & Florida – are cutting & eliminating taxes, the elected officials in the Commonwealth are planning to place a huge burden on the shoulders of the taxpayers. Deemed the “Road to the Future,” the plan by a Conference Committee of Democrats and Republicans provides only one future for our families – the burden of crippling tax increases.

What began as a $2.4 billion tax increase in the Governor’s initial plan has turned into a possible $6.1 billion in new and higher taxes and includes a higher sales tax, higher car tax, an internet tax scheme, and a higher diesel fuel tax.

Earlier this year, while touting the idea that local planning is key, Delegate Bob Marshall offered a budget amendment that would allocate one cent for every dollar from all accounts (exclusive of salaries/benefits) – but what he got from Republican leadership was a resounding NO. Virginians need real solutions. And more than that, bold leadership.

We understand the many transportation problems that plague Virginia; but, we do not have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. We must demand the same behavior in Richmond that we demand of Washington: leadership through real solutions and the protection of hardworking, taxpaying Americans.

Please call your Delegate and Senator right away and urge them to vote NO on HB 2313. Click here to find out who represents you.


  • A crippling tax increase will not solve Virginia’s transportation problems. Please protect taxpayers and vote no on HB 2313, the Road to the Future.
  • Virginia doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.
  • We need real solutions for Virginia families, not the unintended effects of a massive tax hike.