Capito's hypocrisy and more hypocrisy
I just love it when Ms. Capito visits someplace on the campaign trail because it reveals more of her true nature. Recently, she visited the Pharmacy School at the University of Charleston where she spoke about the rising demand for health-care professionals such as pharmacists.
Well, their expanding role has nothing to do with Capito's voting record. The Affordable Care Act was given credit for expanding the health-care system, which Capito not only voted against multiple times, but she also voted to repeal.
Moreover, in the same Gazette article on Oct. 26, Capito mentions the looming Medicare cuts. According to a Forbes' article dated Sept. 25, 2010 fiscally responsible negotiations with health-care providers and facilities for mutually agreed upon fees will reduce costs. These should not rely on a reduction in healthcare services.
Also, there is a major impetus to stop Medicare fraud, which has been rampant. It is in large part responsible for the horrific prescription drug abuse to which Capito refers.
Let's not allow Capito to take credit for an expanding health care industry, and hence, more jobs. Remember, Capito's plan was to leave many of the uninsured and the under-insured without coverage.
Christina M. Vogt
Deliver us from Romney
Does anyone really believe that Mitt Romney would be holding a "storm relief event" if he were not running for President? I think not. In a season of low and vile political tactics, I find this to be the lowest and most vile of all. Deliver us from this piece of dirt!
Darrell McGraw is responsive to the public's needs
Citizens continue to clamor for public officials that are responsive and responsible to the needs of all citizens. Although some might feel that is impossible I am here to claim otherwise.
In January my wife and I purchased airline tickets for a summer vacation. After our credit card was charged the airline went belly up. A call to the Attorney General of West Virginia Darrell McGraw, and we were advised of our rights and what we needed to do to secure a refund. The advice worked and we received a full refund.
In May, after numerous months of inferior cable reception, house visits by cable company workers who claimed that the problem was at the various stations, not at their end, and calls from us and neighbors to company help centers that stated no one had ever complained before, we again contacted the attorney general. Within days the cable company came and re-wired outside. The problem was solved and the reception problem fixed.
Just last month I received an email from Amazon.com stating that some attorneys general in the United States, Darrel McGraw for one, had reached a settlement with book publishers who had price fixed eBooks sold through Amazon. The email stated that because of that action, a credit would be forthcoming.
If you are looking for an elected official that is responsive to your needs, acts in a responsible manner to protect your rights and property, you only have to look to the Attorney General Darrell McGraw.
Voters should support good W.Va. leadership
Within the state of West Virginia our current leadership, the six elected state constitutional officers made up of, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Treasurer John Perdue, Auditor Glenn Gainer, Attorney General Darrell McGraw, Commissioner of Agriculture candidate Walt Helmick and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, are experienced leaders that increased our bond rating to a prime rate Triple-A Rating according to S&P when the economic cycle is in a decline.
West Virginia has an extremely strong capacity to meet financial obligations; this is the highest rating, thus tax payer dollars to be used more efficiently.
In terms of energy in West Virginia we have resources that are plentiful. This provides jobs and revenue for our state and citizens. Coal provides almost half of the nation's energy and the natural gas industry resources are limitless. With enhanced and new technologies producing our God-given resources in an environmentally responsible manner, we will increase our jobs, heat our homes and fuel our vehicles. This creates an environment of manufacturing, and West Virginia will be on top of this opportunity with the experience of our Sen. Manchin, Gov. Tomblin and the Board of Public Works.
Let's not forget the role of Sen. Joe Manchin. He is an advocate for us and continues to do this with passion for all West Virginia citizens.
I appreciate the voters in Kanawha County and West Virginia. I encourage voters to consider the strong leadership we have in West Virginia and vote for our team once again.
Reject the GOP naysayers
It required several presidents and congresses to create our present economic problems. Obama has not yet fully restored American prosperity, but he has certainly stopped us digging deeper.
Outsourcing and offshoring has slowed job growth and reduced wages for many employees. In addition, the sudden bursting of speculative bubbles has left many Americans poorer and uncertain of their financial security.
Consumers now save more and spend less. At the peak of irrational exuberance in 2005, the average personal savings rate fell to 1 percent, meaning 99 percent of disposable income was spent. Savings rose to 8.3 percent by mid-2008 and the latest estimate is 3.3 percent.
The other engine for jobs growth is capital spending by companies. However, companies do not invest unless they believe they can make a profit from the extra sales. This requires increased consumer spending on domestic products.
The solution is prudent government borrowing at low interest rates to finance essential infrastructure projects and to solve our school and college dropout problems by rehiring good teachers to coach students in science and math to improve their career prospects.
We need to re-elect Obama and reject the GOP naysayers!
Romney lacks faith in AmericaEditor:
Shouldn't the one we put in the White House have enough faith and trust in America and its future to keep his money in American banks?
Mitt Romney has five sons, yet not one of them served in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Coal mining employment up during Obama's termEditor:
From the West Virginia Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training (wvminesafety.org), here are the coal miners employed under President Obama:
2011 -- 22,336
2010 -- 20,456
2009 -- 20,753
The average per year is 21,182.
Here are the coal miners employed under President George W. Bush:
2008 -- 21,190
2007 -- 19,175
2006 -- 20,533
2005 -- 18,474
2004 -- 16,037
2003 -- 14,871
2002 -- 15,377
2001 -- 15,729
The average per year is 17,673.
No real Democrat would even consider Mitt RomneyEditor:
I am a registered Democrat and on Nov. 6 I will be voting to re-elect our President. I know I am in a minority here in West Virginia. Although there are more registered Democrats than Republicans, the truth is it's only a smoke screen. These are Democrats in name only, for no real Democrat would even consider voting for Mitt Romney. He stands for everything a true Democrat would be against. He gave a great performance in the debate on Oct. 3. He became a person no one recognized. He flipped flopped on everything he was for on the campaign. He wants everyone to believe he's one of them when in fact he would be a rubber stamp for the likes of Mitch McConnell. He would be another George W. Bush, a Vietnam draft dodger who took our country to war on lies. Romney had three deferments to avoid the draft but he talks tough against the President's foreign policy. He said the Paul Ryan budget was marvelous. In fact, it would hurt the poor on Medicare and would cut Medicaid and children's health insurance.