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McDonnell Against Cuts To Virginia's Transportation Projects

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Gov. Bob McDonnell joined governors from across the nation for the National Governors Association winter meeting in D.C.
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Gov. Bob McDonnell joined governors from across the nation for the National Governors Association winter meeting in D.C.

Proposals are floating around Congress to cut Metro funding and other transportation projects in the region. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) says the federal government needs to cut spending, but not in those areas.

"In strapped budget times when infrastructure needs far exceed the resources that the states have, we certainly don't want to see those cuts," says McDonnell.

McDonnell denies that he's being hypocritical for railing against high deficits while also trying to protect Virginia's transportation projects and the state's defense industry. He says Obama needs to lay out a vision for the nation that includes spending cuts and entitlement reforms.

"I realize that we're broke," he says. "I don't know how else to say it. We're $15 trillion in debt; in another month we're going to be $16 trillion in debt."

McDonnell is in D.C. this weekend for the National Governors Association's winter meeting.

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