Ken Cuccinelli addressed Central Virginians at a Richmond Tea Party town hall event on July 17th. The Virginia Attorney General opened by delivering an interesting breakdown of the recent Supreme Court decision on the Obama Health Care tax law. He then took the opportunity to explain how the Obama administration’s regulatory assault negatively impacts our economy, and more specifically, it’s detrimental affect on the poorest among us.
In my role as AG, I see the damage they do. I see the the regulatory burdens, the loss of opportunity, the loss of choices for business owners, and how they’re smothering various parts of our economy that they don’t like and there’s people involved in that. Its always about the people. When you have this kind of across the board regulatory assault, the first people hurt and the people hurt the worst, are the poor.
The AG then went on to explain that the EPA’s attack on the coal industry is hurting the people of Southwest Virginia by depressing their economy and then to add insult to injury, increasing their electricity rates.