Thursday, September 17, 2009

Creigh Deeds: Democratic nominee for governor in Virginia has a tax meltdown (video)

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds is one of those Democrats who is planning to raise taxes without admitting he is raising taxes. Deeds really gets his foot stuck in his mouth here. Enjoy.

From Hot Air:
Creigh Deeds came out of nowhere to win the Democratic nomination for governor in Virginia — and he’s heading back to nowhere if he continues to give answers like this. Deeds starts off by saying, “I have no plans to raise taxes,” but then says the opposite when it comes to raising money for transportation. When reporters try to square that statement with his claim in the debate that he would not raise taxes, Deeds then says that pledge only applied to general fund taxes, which led to the next question as to whether Deeds realized that gas taxes go into the general fund and are not earmarked for transportation. That’s when Deeds snaps at the reporter, referring to her as “young lady” when scolding her — and realizes his mistake a moment too late:

1 comment:

Sam R said...

Wow he was so perfectly clear about what he wants to do when it comes to taxes. /s