In observance of Labor Day, Tim Kaine released the following statement today. Kaine and Senator Mark Warner will attend parades in Buena Vista and Covington and Congressman Bobby Scott's annual picnic:
"Labor Day is a time for Americans to gather with friends and family to celebrate the wonderful system of entrepreneurship and free enterprise that has made our economy the world's largest for more than a century. I developed a tremendous appreciation for this system working alongside great, productive workers in my father's ironworking and welding shop. At a time when too many Americans are seeking work, it is important that we recommit ourselves to pursuing policies that create jobs, strengthen our economy, and position our workforce as the most talented in the world.
"Today, my friend Mark Warner and I will join our fellow Virginians for Labor Day celebrations across the Commonwealth. These events are wonderful reminders that people really care about results, not labels like Republican and Democrat. This is a time when we need more leaders in Washington who can work across lines of division, partisan or otherwise, to level the playing field for small businesses, invest in world-class infrastructure, and responsibly address our fiscal crisis. If we are to have the economic future we want, we must move beyond the politics that stokes conflict between labor and management, businesses and the environment, and political parties. If I have the honor of representing Virginia in the United States Senate I will join my friend Mark and others who want to work across the aisle to get things done."