It seems like our lawmakers are leaning toward letting "nonviolent" offenders off easy. When they come home and find someone in their house or their home robbed, maybe they would not feel that way. I feel less safe thinking about these type people than I do murderers, etc., who normally hurt others they know or other criminals.
I am very disturbed that I regularly receive solicitation from various organizations outside Congress to donate to a fund to "save Social Security." I paid into this fund to secure a partial retirement income and expect it to be paid back to me. I pay taxes to provide representation at the federal level by our representatives who receive hundreds of thousands in salary and office, staff, etc., to preserve these benefits for me. Why should I be hiring anyone else?
Just because you are a customer does not give you the right to be abusive and treat people like they are not human.
There is very little to brag about in the state of West Virginia. I mailed in my tax forms and it took just a week to get our refund back. It only took a day or so to process it. It was a few years ago that a four- to six-week wait was normal. Good job, ladies and gentlemen.
I see where a law-abiding, responsible gun owner murdered a woman in Bluefield after an argument. I wish the Legislature would hurry up and loosen the gun control laws so this type of incident doesn't happen again. More guns in the hands of citizens only means more fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters will be murdered this year.
Obama's photo-op was major fail speaking at a large seaport in front of huge cargo cranes about building America's infrastructure. All the Chinese emblems on the cranes were covered by American flags until gusts of wind blew them off. But I'm sure the Kool-Aid drinkers will believe the propaganda anyway.
The clergy in West Virginia ran a full-page ad urging Gov. Tomblin to expand Medicaid. Medicaid is bursting at the seams already. Expanding Medicaid under the "Unaffordable" Health Care Act would create a domino effect with state after state becoming insolvent. We are already seeing higher insurance premiums and higher taxes to get less and less.
Our Republican attorney general should block the state-run insurance exchanges in West Virginia. Let the government set them up -- they are going bankrupt anyway.