For those of you who believe that Bill Bolling is God's gift to conservatism, here are a few facts for you to chew on and maybe do a little independent research.
Abusive Driver fees
Bill patroned a bill as Senator that would enact retroactive driver fees to Virginians.
Bill supported HB 3202 (regional transportation authorities), unelected people imposing taxes upon citizenry, which was deemed unconstitutional by Virginia Supreme Court in a 7-0 decision. Anybody remember the Boston Tea Party and the Taxation without Representation Bill?
He failed to uphold his constitutional oath with his support of this bill.
Bill supported and even made as a part of his legislative agenda giving 12 year old girls a vaccination that some girls have died from taking. This was to be a mandatory vaccination for all public and private school girls. It was fought in the house and now is a opt-out. Even the opt-out is bad as parents don’t even have to sign their girls up for it, and the girls can thus not even show it to their parents and it becomes a peer pressure issue. Bolling receives contributions from the maker of Gardisil, the HPV vaccination, Merck Pharmaceuticals.
This is an infringement on parental rights and limited government.
Plan B- Morning-After Pill
Bill is a solicitor of political contributions from Barr Labs, maker of the morning after pill . He is the second highest recipient of Barr Labs money, second only to Mark Warner. Every political or candidate committee of his receives money,including Building a Better Virginia PAC, Bolling Senate Campaign Committee, Bolling Inaugural Committee, Bolling for Lt. Governor Committee all received contributions totaling to over $38,000. Even after the 2008 convention where such a big deal was made over Barr Labs he still received money.
In 2005 Bill Bolling patroned a bill that dealt with Medicaid. The bill passed the Senate and went onto the House. While in the House, Bob Marshall attached an amendment onto the bill that would prohibit any Medicaid money from being used in an abortion. It passed the House and went back to the Senate. It was towards the end of session and Bolling allowed his bill to be passed over for the day for three consecutive days. The last day of session they sent the bill back to Ed. & Health so it was effectively killed as a bill. Why did Bolling do this with his own bill he fought to get through the Senate and through the House, but let it die once there was a pro-life amendment attached to it?
Bolling, as Lt. Governor, broke the campaign promise he made while running for LG, to get rid of Russ Potts as Chair of the Ed. & Health committee where Potts kills all pro-life legislation. So for two years as LG he allowed very good pro-life legislation to be killed in Pott's Senate Committee after it successfully passed the House . All this was with a Republican majority in the Senate and House.
Don't tell me that with Republican majorities in both Houses that Bill could not have gotten this done if he had really wanted to.
Lack of Proactive Leadership
As LG, Bolling has not once used his leadership to advance any pro-life legislation other than the 20-20 tie in 2008 to defund planned parenthood. One could make the case that only a fool would not have done what he did given the circumstances, but what has he done on his own to advance pro-life legislation that he could have put as a part of his legislative agenda....NOTHING. Instead of using his leadership to advance the issues in the pro-life community he has campaigned around the state to promote 12 year old girls getting a dangerous vaccination for a sexually transmitted disease while studies show that it doesn’t even work effectively for that age group;
Add to that the fact he takes money from the maker of the drug company.
You do the political math