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Find more money for State Police

July 28, 2013

Most West Virginians live in rural or suburban areas, relying on sheriff’s departments and the State Police for public safet....

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AaronS

Jul-28-13 4:25 AM

I think before we automatically look to find the State Police at levels they desire, the legislature shiukd ensure the number of troopers they are requesting are needed. While many of the detachments may very well only have 4 troopers, perhaps with County Sherrif Departments and local police forces, that is all that is needed, particularly when crime rates are considered.

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manydemocrats

Jul-28-13 10:26 AM

Agree 100% Denver, I too, loved the removal of sales tax on food and agree that the lost revenue needs to made up somewhere. As we ALL have discussed many times in the past, COAL is a dying industry and will continue to become almost obsolete in the future. Gambling revenues will never be a dependable source of income, they will constantly fluxuate with the economy. The answer to new sources of funding is CLEAN NEW TECHNOLOGY like wind, solar, gas, and tourism. It will require many years to develop these technologies and make the profitable. Edison's light-bulb and Bell's telephone are still being improved upon today, over 100 years later.

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manydemocrats

Jul-28-13 12:40 PM

The politicians {MANCHIN, CAPITO & McKINLEY} that are so vigorously defending the COAL industry today are doing so for their own political and financial gain. THEY ARE LYING!!!! They are not working in the welfare and future of the State of West Virginia and it's residents. The demand for domestic use of Coal will continue to decline. I would predict that in 20 years domestic use will be almost non-existent as new technologies are developed,revised and refined. However, there will still be an yet "unknown" demand for exports. But those exports are not a secure and stable future income base to rely upon. TO IGNORE THESE FACTS, IS SIMPLY BURYING YOUR HEAD UP YOUR ***.

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manydemocrats

Jul-28-13 12:58 PM

I have no concrete opinion as to whether we need more State Police at this time. However, it should be easy to agree that we will need more police and law enforcement in the future. New funding sources of course will always be a subject of debate for any needs. West Virginia has always been on the bottom of the economic ladder of this nation. Not because we didn't have valuable resources, but because of crooked politicians and profit greedy corporations exploiting an UNEDUCATED population of residents. THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE WORKING CLASS TO TAKE CONTROL AND STOP THE MADNESS ONCE AND FOR ALL.... WE CAN START BY REMOVING THE CROOKS OF BOTH PARTIES FROM OFFICE.

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AaronS

Jul-28-13 1:30 PM

"The answer to new sources of funding is CLEAN NEW TECHNOLOGY like wind, solar, gas, and tourism."

Ok, I understand you want to raise the taxes on tourism and I understand how you tax gas, but for the life of me, I don't know how you tax wind or solar.

Only d Democrat.

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manydemocrats

Jul-28-13 2:43 PM

DUH Aaron, I did not suggest raising taxes on anything! I don't even believe that we should raise taxes on COAL. I do believe that we should make the coal industry and any industry using coal to adhere to the latest, safest, environmental technology available. No Working Class West Virginian, should have to endure the avoidable health, safety and environmental factors of coal. Simply, for the profit margins of the Giant Corporations. New Industries will produce jobs, which will produce other jobs, which will produce other jobs...... DUH! which will produce income, taxes and revenues from all who benefit. Aaron, It's called ""PROGRESS""!!!! A concept that is alien to most of you Right Wingers....

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denver

Jul-28-13 3:35 PM

Well said "manydemocrats!" And how does States without the coal severance tax do without it? There little buddy!

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wvubob

Jul-28-13 6:31 PM

Denver, how can you blame conservatives for removing the tax when dems are in control? Besides this is a regresive tax and I thought the dems were all about the poor and working class. So it is a bad thing to put more many in someones pocket that they might spend.

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wvubob

Jul-28-13 6:35 PM

denver, many other states achieved some level of diversity to enhance their revenue. WV being controlled by one party for so long has remained stagnant.

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denver

Jul-28-13 7:29 PM

"wvubob" what do you conservatives like to call Tomblin and Manchin? And are you saying the conservatives wouldn't have token the food taxes off of food? As for us Democrats being for the poor and working class. We are! But if you're going to spend your wingnut propaganda at least be truthful about it. But then it wouldn't be propaganda, now would it?

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denver

Jul-28-13 7:46 PM

I reckon "wvubob" doesn't think there is such a thing as a conservative Democrat

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denver

Jul-28-13 7:48 PM

"many other states achieved some level of diversity to enhance their revenue." and I agree! But West Virginia has always been controlled bf King Coal and the coal Barons form out of state and that's the reason West Virginia remains stagnant! Just look at who they voted for in the last 4 Presidential Elections! And why?

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wvubob

Jul-28-13 8:10 PM

denver, then how can you be in favor of a regressive tax? The dems have to take ownership of the lack of diversity as they have been in control.What does the presidential election have to do with who has been running the state?

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AaronS

Jul-28-13 8:31 PM

I'm still waiting on an explainstion as to how the liberals plan to tax the wind and air!!!

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denver

Jul-28-13 8:39 PM

Are you trying to say that West Virginia isn't controlled bf King Coal and the coal Barons form out of state? As for the taxes I was pointing out there were THREE IMPORTANT SOURCES OF REVENUE. and one was $150 million a year! And You can't cut or take taxes off, of something without cutting something, where it won't effect the budget.And what do the conservatives always run on? And what is this article about?

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denver

Jul-28-13 8:45 PM

Little buddy' I don't think anybody said anything about taxing wind and air other than you!

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wvubob

Jul-28-13 8:56 PM

Diversity would mean just that, different industries less reliance on any one single type of business and while we are at it a little more diversity in our legislation. Conservatives would like to see less taxes and less wasteful spending so that all, could have more of their own money.

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denver

Jul-28-13 9:28 PM

You just said it "wvubob" "Conservatives would like to see less TAXES and less wasteful spending so that all, could have more of their own money" So don't be complaining when you don't have the money for more State Police like the conservative that wrote this article is.

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wvubob

Jul-28-13 9:55 PM

denver, I do not have problem paying state workers more money, but just simply paying more taxes without some accountability when the government does not have a good track record does not make sense to me. Look up the word wasteful and then let me know if that is how you want your government to spend your money.

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denver

Jul-29-13 5:29 AM

"wvubob" where are you going to get the money to pay state workers more money? Did you not read this article? It state "The problem - as always - is money." and goes on to blame the expansion of Medicaid. And here the conservatives whats to cut even more revenue, Talk about accountability! Sometimes when you're in a leadership position you have to do what's right, not what's popular. You can't just keep borrowing money to pay your bills like Reagan did in the eighties and little Bush did from 2000 to 2008 sooner or later somebody gonna have to pay.

Like you said: you have to have some accountability

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wvubob

Jul-29-13 7:06 AM

denver,why did you leave out Obama, who has piled up a larger debt than any president. Maybe we could cut costs instead of throwing money to our legislators.

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AaronS

Jul-29-13 10:13 AM

“I don't think anybody said anything about taxing wind and air other than you.”

With as far as your nose is up manydemocrats butt, I’m surprised you missed this one goober.

“manydemocrats Jul-28-13 10:26 AM …The answer to new sources of funding is CLEAN NEW TECHNOLOGY like wind, solar, gas, and tourism.”

So tell me goober, how do we tax the wind and the sun. I’m patiently waiting.

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denver

Jul-29-13 6:30 PM

I don't see where "manydemocrats" said anything about TAXING wind and air. Like to try again there little buddy!!

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AaronS

Jul-30-13 8:19 AM

It always amazes me the many terms liberals will come up with to avoid using the term tax. I think we all know what funding, fee, levy, toll, tarriff, duty, or strain, a tax is still a tax.

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