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Says the U.S. fleet of attack submarines is scheduled to fall below the 48 boats that Navy says it needs to carry out current missions.
Virginia is "the only state" that has a tradition of attorneys general resigning if they run for governor.
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
Virginia "spends less per student today than we did in 2008."
Says his transportation plan "would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate the state tax on gasoline."
There is "over 20 times more energy" in a proposed Southside uranium mining site than "there is in all the oil that’s estimated to be off Virginia’s coast"
Says Virginia is the biggest state that does not have a major league sports team.
Northern Virginia is the most "heavily trafficked place in the country."
Says budget savings by reducing pay and benefits for federal employees total $103 billion over 10 years -- more than $50,000 per worker.
"The poverty rate amongst women is the worst it’s been in 17 years and the extreme poverty rate is the worst it’s ever been."
Wayne Powell has a "stated position of having no objection to taking `In God We Trust" off of U.S. currency."
The GOP platform that seeks further limits on abortion and is silent on an exception for rape "has been there for more than 30 years."
Tim Kaine, as governor, proposed tax increases on people earning "as little as $17,000."
"I ended up my time as governor with a general fund budget that was smaller than the one I started with."
Ronald Reagan "raised taxes in 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987."
"Before I was governor, tuition was skyrocketing and we stopped that. We capped and then we froze college tuition."
"In Galveston, Texas, they have allowed people to privatize part of their Social Security. And people are building wealth."
President Obama budget request for veterans is "more than double the amount in constant dollars appropriated in 1980, when the veterans population was larger by a third."
Says when he was governor, "we expanded participation in Virginia in early childhood programs by nearly 40 percent."
Says the Congressional Budget Office has estimated "every penny of the federal budget will go to interest on the debt and entitlement spending by 2025."
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