Alex Cortes, chairman of DeFundIt, had a chance to ask Rep. Tom Perriello a question at a town-hall meeting Sept. 7.
Perriello began with the predictable assertion that “we have cut taxes for 98 percent of Virginia families.”
Cortes is unimpressed, noting the new cost of the Obama individual mandate, the enacted new tax on tobacco, the new tax rates on over-the-counter medicines, indoor tanning, medical prosthetics, special-needs tuition, HSA distributions, and catastrophic medical expenses.
You know what surprises me? The number of empty seats.
The sparse turnout might mean Perriello’s constituents aren’t even angry with him any more. That’s not a good sign for the incumbent; his constituents may figure he won’t be a problem much longer.