The King’s Comments

Today is the 74th anniversary of Elvis’ birth. If he were in Virginia, he might have a few comments on our upcoming General Assembly session:

Way Down – Revenues continue to decline as the recession continues.

Doing the Best I Can – The attitude we all need when looking at the budget. Our goal should be to ensure that the budget protects classrooms, nursing homes, and people who need our help most.

Any Day Now – When the Free Lunch crowd will figure out that you can’t build roads without sustainable revenue. (Northern Virginia businesses would probably sing, “It’s Now or Never.”)

I Just Can’t Help Believing -That Virginia voters will watch carefully what happens this year. This is not a year for rigid ideology. It’s a year for finding solutions.