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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - Republican General Assembly
The executive who was appointed to lead mortgage giant Fannie Mae in 2009 after the federal government seized the company plans to step down as its CEO.
Your Jan. 12 editorial "Virginia's taxing Republicans" is right on the mark (Comment & Analysis). Just when the GOP seems to be gaining back at least some trust of the American people with a pledge to cut spending and keep taxes in check, three Northern Virginia Republicans are continuing to follow the game plan of the early 2000s that nearly killed the party. Everyone knows corporations don't pay taxes; they collect them from you and me. The fact that Maryland imposes such a tax ought to send a signal to any Virginia legislator to do the opposite.