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McKinley, Capito opposed cliff compromise

January 3, 2013

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia’s two Republican congressmen voted against the compromise bill to prevent tax increases for most Americans and going over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” while Democratic......

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Jan-04-13 8:28 AM

Dr Smart - no one asked for a raise. They were just going to lift the freeze from the annual COLA increases. Govt employees don't get to go to their boss and ask for a raise. It all depends on your job level and then there is waiting time and you have to meet the criteria to even qualify for a step/grade increase. It's not as easy as some people believe.

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Jan-03-13 7:12 PM

Do the research. You WILL be paying higher taxes, at the pre 2011 rate. It's in the bill. Middle class tax breaks expired. The middle class continue to pay for corporate tax breaks, extended unemployment benefits, and enititlements such as disability and SSI.

Maybe it's time we all stopped working and lived on the dole!

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Jan-03-13 6:40 PM

They screwed the middle class again. Expect to pay $850 more in fed taxes per $43k to pay for MORE corporate tax breaks. And, that's just the beginning.

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Jan-03-13 5:21 PM

McKinley and Capito are the reason why The popularity of the House stands at under 15%. This isn't a problem of the Republicans putting party before country, both sides sometimes do that until they get caught. This is putting loyalty to Grover Norquist above Party and Country.

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Jan-03-13 3:16 PM

Sorry, I meant IT made the Rep. look good.

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Jan-03-13 3:14 PM

It's true they didn't vote to give themselves a raise and the President didn't ignored their request, we arn't getting a thing. I think he thought that fed worker has been under a COLA and pay raise freeze for 3 years and it was time to give us a break. Not all Fed workers are in DC and have big pay checks. We work here and have families to support like everyone else. I made the Rep. looked good by saying "we don't need a raise when we are in such financial crisis" and voting against it. Maybe they don't but us little guys could use it.

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Jan-03-13 9:42 AM

Lets see Ithink....He put entitlements on the table. He upped his tax proposal from $250 thousand to $450 thousand. There are two compromises he made.

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Jan-03-13 9:38 AM

When the effects of this awful bill hit, SM Capito will be known as a true and good representative of us. Thanks, Shelley.

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Jan-03-13 9:31 AM

Yes, obama should be capable of compromising. He never does.

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Jan-03-13 9:26 AM

Totally agree atmdudude. They sold the Sandy survivors down the river. It 'looks' like they appropriated a lot but 80% of that bill is pork. Same old same old. Let each bill stand alone! And for God's sake give people time to read what they are voting on. All of them voted to give themselves a raise - nothing changes. They don't care if their approval rating is in the toilet. They all think they know and are so much better than the rest of us little people. They will party on while we eventually starve.

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Jan-03-13 9:23 AM

Ya know....I can agree that spending needs to be cut drastically. I can also agree that "pork" attachments on bills need to stop. What I can't agree on is being so hard lined that you would rather see our nation fall over the proverbial financial cliff and go back into a deep recession than make a compromise and move the country forward. That is exactly what we have in these two congressional representatives. They would rather be part of the "do nothing" problem than find a middle ground and move forward. I hope come election time for these two, that their constituents remember they would rather be part of the problem than part of a solution.

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Jan-03-13 9:18 AM

Good for them. When nuts like reality finally come into contact with real reality, it will be funny.

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Jan-03-13 8:43 AM

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Jan-03-13 8:20 AM

Another necessary bill passed unfortunately filled with pork and all we do is stand behind our own party and blame the other. Government spending is out of control and most of us have our heads in the sand saying "it's the other guys fault".

I dont care if you are a Dem or Repub the bottom line is that this spending is unsustainable it will catch up with all of us. We can all stand proud pointing at the other guy saying it was your partes fault while our once great empire circles down the toilet.

Keep on bashing your fellow American. keep deviding the parties even further. I'm positive "your party is the smart one and has all the right answers, anyone who has an opposing point of view has mental problems" so bash away till it all falls apart.

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Jan-03-13 6:51 AM

Can't wait to see how many WV idiots vote for Capito in the next election. Take a look at her financials and who writes her husband's paychecks.

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Jan-03-13 6:01 AM

While McKinley and Capito have remained steadfast in their outrageous support of the mega-rich. The rest of us have suffered. How much longer will we allow these republicans to promote the Regan lie of "Trickle down" economics? republicans have had over 10 years of tax breaks. So my question is, where are the "JOBS and the GREAT ECONOMY"??

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