State of Virginia secondary Archives: on Corporations


Frank Wagner: Overly-burdensome regulations hinder job creation

Frank is the only candidate for governor who owned a manufacturing business and understands first-hand what overly-burdensome regulations can mean for a business and an economy. Frank has successfully fought against far-reaching federal and state regulations. As Governor, Frank will work with other governors to fight against federal regulations that infringe on state's rights and the proper role of the federal government. Frank will also continue to fight for coal and the many industries that need coal for energy and manufacturing.

As the only candidate for governor who has started businesses and created jobs, Frank is a longtime champion of career technical education and supports preparing students for the 21st Century workforce. Frank's plan will make career technical education a critical component of public schools and community colleges. Tens of thousands of jobs go unfilled for lack of trained workforce.

Source: 2017 VA Gubernatorial campaign website WagnerVaGovernor.com Jan 17, 2017

Tom Perriello: Cut $12B taxes on small businesses to help provide capital

Today, Perriello voted again to cut taxes on small businesses and to help provide capital so they can hire and expand. The Small Business Jobs Act, which is fully paid for, enacts $12 billion in tax cuts so that owners can invest in their small businesses. The bill also helps meet capital needs by creating a $30 billion lending fund for community banks that could leverage up to $300 billion in private investment in small businesses. Unlike the big bank bailout of 2008, which Perriello opposed, this proposal rewards responsible actors and directs lending to where it is needed most: small businesses on Main Street.

"This was a huge victory for small business that included much needed tax cuts and a boost to small business lending. After meeting with business owners throughout our area, we helped to craft this common-sense approach that includes a freeze on capital gains taxes and a significant increase in the deduction for start-up costs," said Rep. Perriello.

Source: 2010 VA House campaign website Perriello.house.gov Sep 23, 2010

Bob McDonnell: Small businesses are the backbone of Virginia's economy

Source: 2009 VA Gubernatorial campaign site, bobmcdonnell.com Nov 3, 2009

Bob McDonnell: Get rid of taxes & regulations to make VA best for business

With the current economy, both Deeds & McDonnell are focusing on jobs in Virginia. "Part of my plan is to give a tax break for every job created," says Deeds.

"I've set a goal of Virginia being the best place in America for small business," says McDonnell. "Get rid of some of the bureaucracy, the tax and the regulatory policies. 48-hour turn around time, one stop permitting to get entrepreneurs. I want to see the next Bill Gates come out of Virginia,".

Source: WHSV-TV-3 coverage: 2009 VA gubernatorial debate Jul 25, 2009

Jim Gilmore: Washington “asleep at the switch” at financial oversight

The two candidates agreed that the country needs more oversight in its financial sector, following the recent crisis on Wall Street.

Gilmore said the situation stems from companies allowing too much borrowing against too little assets. “We simply have to have more oversight right now to make sure that people understand that they can’t operate their businesses that way against the public interest,” he said.

Warner faulted Washington and Wall Street for being “asleep at the switch.” He said the country should look at Britain’s use of a single financial regulator as a possible model to fix the current crisis. “If there was ever a time to send somebody to Washington that can read a balance sheet... it’s now,” Warner said.

Source: 2008 VA Senate Debate in The Washington Times Sep 19, 2008

Mark Warner: Financial crisis stems from companies over-borrowing

The two candidates agreed that the country needs more oversight in its financial sector, following the recent crisis on Wall Street.

Gilmore said the situation stems from companies allowing too much borrowing against too little assets. “We simply have to have more oversight right now to make sure that people understand that they can’t operate their businesses that way against the public interest,” he said.

Warner faulted Washington and Wall Street for being “asleep at the switch.” He said the country should look at Britain’s use of a single financial regulator as a possible model to fix the current crisis. “If there was ever a time to send somebody to Washington that can read a balance sheet... it’s now,” Warner said.

Source: 2008 VA Senate Debate in The Washington Times Sep 19, 2008

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