November 09, 2011 10:27 am ET
From a November 9, 2011, appearance by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) on MSNBC's Morning Joe:
MCDONNELL: The difference between, I think, Virginia and Washington is we don't blame people. We take responsibility. We cut taxes, regulations, litigation, have a right to work law — the same thing Governor Kasich tried to do last night, no collective bargaining for public-sector employees — and guess what? Virginia's number one in the country according to Pollina and CNBC in job creation. And so you've got to have a positive attitude. I mean, in Washington, they blame Wall Street, they blame the Tea Party, they blame House Republicans; you don't do that. You've got to take responsibility, get things done, turn down the rhetoric, focus on problem solving and tell businesses and Wall Street, you know, you think they do something good because they're job creators. And you know, it's working. And tax incentives for small business and cutting down bureaucracy and regulations is exactly what they need to thrive, Joe.
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