After Virginia Virtucon pointed that Creigh Deeds doesn’t even have a section for jobs or the economy on the “Issues” section of his website I remembered this ad he had been running:
So, his “economic recovery plan starts with education”? What exactly that does that mean? What education does he plan to improve to help the economy?
K-12? Well, that would only take 12 years to have an effect.
Community colleges? Two years for an effect.
Universities and regular colleges? At least four years.
And then there’s no evidence that someone having a bachelor’s degree is actually going to result in more jobs. It takes more businesses and entrepreneurs out there if you want more jobs.
And while Bob McDonnell has proposed cleaning and clearing up the regulatory system and making it easier for businesses to start or relocate to Virginia, Deeds has been mum on the subject. What is his position on regulatory reform in Virginia? Heck, when an amendment to the Constitution that would have allowed the General Assembly to override regulations imposed by the various state agencies (and there’s too many of them to count) came before his committee, Deeds voted against it (H/t: Virginia Virtucon).
But what else should we expect from someone running for Governor that doesn’t even consider the economy or jobs “issues” for his campaign?