He notes that there are those who are continuing to demand more revenue despite the fact that:
Isn’t it time to say “enough is enough?” There has to be a better way.
(1)THERE IS NO threat to the state's bond rating.
(2)The state enjoys a honking big surplus.
(3)The $61.3-billion budget that included Warner's tax hikes increased spending 19 percent.
(4)The current budget, at least $75.3 billion, will increase spending by another 22.8 percent.
(5)Transportation has claimed 12 cents of every new state dollar in the past decade.
(6)Also in the past decade, public-school enrollment rose 10 percent while inflation-adjusted direct state aid to education rose 42 percent.
(7)House Republicans, again, have agreed to raise another $500 million for transportation.