Was it a blue wave? A blue ripple? That “big victory” for President Trump? Or “a new day in America” for Nancy Pelosi? Well, the pundits have spent the last two weeks putting everything in the win and loss columns and the only thing they seem to be able to agree on is that there were some wins and some losses.
Would you vote for a politician who promised to both increase traffic congestion and increase your taxes — and yes, I wrote "increase." For those of us who live in Northern Virginia that is precisely what happened last week, when our state and local government officials announced with considerable fanfare that they had bribed Amazon — with billions of taxpayer money — to build one of its new headquarters in Virginia. With great pride, they also told us that they paid a much smaller bribe to Amazon per promised new job than did the New York governor and mayor. (Virginia Motto: We are not as dumb as New Yorkers.)