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McDonnell talks health care, immigration, liquor on FOX, MSNBC, FOX Business

Anita Kumar

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) appeared on a trio of national shows today to talk about health care, immigration and privatizing the state's 332 liquor stores on FOX, FOX Business and MSNBC.

Hear what he said about:

Health care:
This is about whether or not the Congress, using the commerce clause of the United States Constitution, can force a citizen of Virginia or of the United State to buy a product or a service, in this case, health insurance, and if you don't, have a monetary fine.

Immigration:
No one wants to support the kind of immigration where people come to the United States illegally, and then commit crimes against other citizens or against other immigrants. We want more lawful immigration to benefit the economic needs of America, but not to have more crime.

ABC privatization:
I just don't think the government ought to be in the liquor business. Thirty-two states already have private sales. Only 18 are controlled states. This goes back 76 years to the repeal of Prohibition. And I think it is the right decision for what the core functions of government are, which is not distributing alcohol. Let the private sector get involved, raise money for transportation. I think it's a winner.

Check out the clips below:

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By Anita Kumar  |  August 5, 2010; 4:57 PM ET
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Comments

The language is precise, market tested, obviously polled, and researched.

Still what one Independent Green said gave a chuckle.......

"Were they sober when they came up with that stuff?"

Thanks for the story...

And by the way Virginia's Independent Green Party has a candidate for Congress in each of Virginia's 11 Districts.

All sober, most conservative.

see here:
http://www.VoteJoinRun.US

Posted by: CareyCampbell | August 5, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: sharonjo6 | August 6, 2010 2:55 AM | Report abuse

ha! he thinks privatising the ABC stores is a "winner". it will mean a huge loss of revenue for the state. And no one will want to buy the 332 ABC stores when something like 7,000 existing beer and wine sellers will start selling liquor too.

and it's sad he didn't have the guts to comment on all the crazy stuff cuccinelli has been up to.

it's also sad he doesn't have the courage to really face the illegal immigration issue and go after the bussiness' that are hiring illegals.
if virginia started giving out fines and locking up employers who hired illegals, illegals would go elsewhere.

illegal aliens might commit hundreds of crimes in virginia, but there are already laws and police to go after them for that when they do.
its the millions of illegals working everyday taking millions of jobs away from US citizens that is the REAL PROBLEM.

Go after the employers and the problem will be solved.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 6, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

and damned if he doesn't look like a bobblehead.

Posted by: MarilynManson | August 6, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

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