Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on Obama Administration's Record in Virginia
Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement this afternoon following his morning press conference with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling in which the three statewide elected officials detailed how policies pursued by the Obama Administration have negatively impacted the citizens of Virginia.
"This morning I joined with Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to detail how policies promoted by the Obama Administration have had a detrimental impact on the Commonwealth and our citizens. This Administration has singlehandedly blocked offshore energy development in Virginia. That development has the strong support of Democrats and Republicans in this state, and would create thousands of good paying jobs for our citizens. But the Obama Administration has said no. The Administration's policies on coal continue to negatively impact a job-creating industry in Virginia that is crucial to the economy of Southwest Virginia and the Port of Hampton Roads. The Obama Administration's healthcare bill is bad policy that will cost Virginia jobs and add millions in costs to state government. In addition, we've learned from Bob Woodward that the devastating potential defense cuts contained in the sequestration plan had their origin in the White House. Those potential cuts could lead to the loss of 200,000 jobs in Virginia, yet the Obama Administration, which came up with this plan, won't do anything to stop it from taking effect.
Frankly, Virginia can't afford the policies of the Obama Administration. We need real change. We need a fresh start. We need a President who will work with us to help the private sector create good paying jobs. We don't need four more years of policies coming from Washington D.C. that prevent good jobs from being created, and lead to the elimination of existing jobs that Virginians depend upon. We need to elect Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney has the vision, the record, and the ability to work across party lines that are essential to getting our economy back on track and Virginians back to work. To truly grow Virginia's economy, we need Mitt Romney in the White House."