Deeds on the air with economics piece

On Thursday the Creigh Deeds for Governor campaign released a new television ad contrasting his pro-business, fiscally responsible approach to the economy with Bob McDonnell’s commitment to the economic policies of George W. Bush.

As recently as last month, Bob McDonnell praised George W. Bush’s handling of the economy, saying that Bush’s policies were “the reason that we’ve had this economic revival in America.”

The actual economic news bears little resemblance to a revival. In fact, nearly 300,000 Virginians are out of work and there have been 110,000 foreclosures in Virginia since the beginning of the Bush Recession. Bob McDonnell may be telling Virginians that Bush represents “the kind of Governor I am going to be,” but the failures of the Bush economic policies are results that Virginians don’t want.

Creigh Deeds has experience reaching across the aisle to solve problems, just as he did during 2004 to help solve Virginia’s budget crisis, protect the Commonwealth’s AAA bond rating, and lay the groundwork for Virginia being named the best place in America to do business. His plan would offer incentives to jump start job creation, including tax credits for every new job created.

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