Pay goes down while taxes, bills go up
When I received my first pay stub for the new year, I noticed an additional tax of $51 for Social Security. That means $51 short for this payday, $102 short for the month and $1,224 short for the year. Since it is Social Security, I don't get it back during tax time next year.
Of course, Social Security may go bankrupt in the future, so I may never reap the rewards of my increased contributions. It is nice that my taxes go up, my pay goes down and my bills don't go away.
Speaking of bills, I opened a notification from West Virginia American Water Co. stating that they are seeking a 20 percent increase. It is nice to see that someone may get a pay raise this year. I don't like the taste of this "I can't believe it's not communism" wealth spread. I'm not even a 2 percenter, for goodness' sakes.
Maybe I should just quit my job and join the 47 percenters!
Frontier leads effort to expand broadband
Your Feb. 6 story "W.Va. a broadband 'overachiever'" provides a welcome picture of broadband deployment in the Mountain State.
I certainly appreciate your bringing attention to the TechNet report that designated West Virginia as an overachiever in broadband deployment. According to your story, TechNet noted that West Virginia "is moving faster to increase broadband availability than anywhere else." The state Broadband Deployment Council's chairman offers his insight in the story. As a member of the council, I am very familiar with the history of broadband deployment and its benefits. Please allow me to expand on this good news.
Frontier Communications has been the leader in deploying broadband service since we acquired Verizon properties in July 2010 in West Virginia and 13 other states. We reported to the West Virginia Public Service Commission that we have accomplished the following: