Democrats in the 5th Congressional District gathered over the weekend for yet another forum. Fortunately for most of us, there was just about as much substance as we’ve come to expect from the big-government, higher-tax liberal running in this race.
Much of the event was unremarkable, with platitudes flying in favor of more Federal control of health care, radical environmentalism, and attacks on Virginia’s coal industry. But there were two things worthy of notice.
• Ben Cullop came out four-square against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, echoing Nancy Pelosi’s reasoning that the bonuses, higher pay, better benefits and more jobs created by the law were nothing but “crumbs.” He faulted incumbent Republican Tom Garrett for “voting for this disastrous Trump-Garrett tax plan, that was a feast for big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent left crumbs for the middle class.”
Cullop noted that "our unemployment rate in this district is double and in some cases triple the national average,” but failed to notice the connection between lower taxes and job creation.
Please consider the following quote as you cover the ongoing comedy of bad ideas that is the 5th District Democrat primary:
“Even Nancy Pelosi has gotten the message that calling the results of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ‘crumbs’ is a bad idea. Yet Democrats like Ben Cullop continue to argue that a law that has created higher bases wages, bonuses, and better benefits for thousands of Virginians is a bad idea. Fortunately for 5th District voters, they’re seeing the truth about tax cuts every payday.” — Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman