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Monday, September 19, 2005
  Unlike the President, Kilgore 'gets it'
Kilgore gets it right - Editorials/Op-Ed - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: "More than any other seeker of major office in Virginia, Jerry W. Kilgore gets it right about illegal aliens. His sound policy ideas resonate widely with Virginians, who overwhelmingly oppose spending tax dollars on illegals.
'I believe that government should never subsidize illegal behavior or those who are here illegally in this country,' he said Wednesday in his debate with Lt. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, his Democratic opponent, at Richmond's Virginia Commonwealth University. The subject was day-laborer centers, and Mr. Kilgore did not shy from naming names. He singled out the Herndon Town Council for lacking the backbone to decline a scofflaw-abetting project that spends tax dollars on illegals. Mr. Kaine weakly responded by calling Mr. Kilgore 'mean-spirited.'
For anyone who doubts where public opinion lies on this subject, a Rasmussen poll should put the issue to rest. Seventy-one percent of likely voters think taxpayer dollars should not be used for day-laborer centers. Only 18 percent disagree, and 10 percent are undecided. Virginians want their tax dollars spent on people who live here legally, not on flouters of the law. "
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