Sunday, November 29, 2015

Is Right-to-Work Good for West Virginia?

If 2015 was a preview, the 2016 legislative session in Charleston is going to see heated debate on a variety of issues. It’s a safe bet that one of the hottest topics is going to be right-to-work legislation.

Right-to-work gives workers the choice of not joining a union, even if their workplace is unionized. Workers already in the union can elect to leave it if they desire.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Ben Carson Isn't Fit to Be President

If presidential candidate Ben Carson was still active in the medical profession, he’d need a special sign to hang on his office door during lunch breaks:

“Sorry, the doctor is out. Way, way out. So far out he could have starred on the old television show, Lost in Space.”

Saturday, November 14, 2015

"Red Party" Means Party of Red Ink

Republican politicians love to campaign on promises of financial restraint. They insist that less government spending and lower taxes will promote economic growth and thus increase revenues to the states. We’ve had a lot of states flip Republican lately - in fact, 24 states now have Republicans owning the governor’s chair and majorities in the legislature.

Those 24 states should be humming along, bursting at the seams with new jobs and awash in cash, right? Wrong.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Reality Check for West Virginia Politicians

It's no secret that among most West Virginians, animosity towards the federal government runs high. What's ironic is that so many of the state's residents rely on funding from the same bunch they profess to hate.

With a population that is poorer, sicker and older than most, West Virginia could not survive without government help of some type. And this rather depressing fact didn't just suddenly pop up because Barack Obama was elected president.