“We who live in free-market societies believe that growth, prosperity and, ultimately, human fulfillment are created from the bottom up, not the government down.” – Ronald Reagan
These words spoken by Ronald Reagan truly embody the foundational principles necessary for creating a self-reliant and diverse economy. While President Reagan uttered these words three decades ago, they are still relevant today in Virginia’s economy.
Please take a few minutes to read an OP-ED Mark Obenshain and I recently submitted to the Richmond Times Dispatch explaining our belief that reduced spending on government administration is the key to more resources for things that can help drive the economy forward without raising taxes.
In the coming days I will announce legislation I’m carrying called the Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity, or GO Virginia. GO Virginia will stimulate bottom-up, free-market growth and opportunity in each region of our Commonwealth. This is what our economy needs to reclaim our title as Best State for Business.