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Making West Virginia’s economy grow

September 22, 2013

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce strongly believes West Virginia’s future is tied closely to education enhancement, improving our jobs climate and the continued improvement of our......

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Withinreason

Sep-26-13 12:19 AM

If they want to stimulate the economy in WV here is an idea, re-open all the plants that have shut down in the last 20 years and then maybe people will have money to spend.

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AaronS

Sep-24-13 8:17 PM

Just because you're not smart enough to access prevailing wage information doesn't make it not true.

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denver

Sep-24-13 7:20 PM

Here's an Idea little buddy! lots just stick it to the working class, its their fault, you know!! Thats the way republicans like Steve Roberts thinks?

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denver

Sep-24-13 7:18 PM

You, and the wingnut Steve Roberts, are the only ones saying the flagger is paid $37.00 per hour plus fringe benefits!! Which by the way his not! So where did you see anything about prevailing wages in this article?? Made it up?

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AaronS

Sep-24-13 6:55 PM

Why do you think a flagger is paid $37.00 an hour?

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denver

Sep-24-13 1:27 PM

You keep talking about prevailing wages. so tell us where in this article does it say anything about prevailing wages?? It does say this " According to a former chief economist with the U.S. Department of Labor, a "flag man" on a public project in rural West Virginia is paid $37.00 per hour plus fringe benefits. This unreasonable wage rate is not only shocking, but certainly has an impact on the number of schools that can be built and the miles of highways that can be (maintained) and constructed in the state.

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denver

Sep-24-13 1:15 PM

Prove he didn't

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AaronS

Sep-24-13 12:50 PM

"(You know there's reason why Sean Hannity paid to have Keith Judd put on the ballot as a Democrat to run against President Obama in the Primary Election last year in West Virginia."

Prove Sean Hannity paid for Keith Judd being on the ticket. Rumors in southern are that one of our female Senatorial Candidates is responsible for Denver Judd being on the ballot.

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AaronS

Sep-24-13 11:59 AM

The only "proof" on this forum that's needed denver is that you have intelligence. You read this article and then posted "Id like to know the name of that former chief economist with the U.S. Department of Labor, that said a "flag man" on a public project in rural West Virginia is paid $37.00 per hour PLUS FRINGE BENEFITS. Because he sure as heck doesn't know what he talking about

Google: W.Va. DOH struggles to find workers, low pay cited"

You didn't even have a clue that Mr. Roberts was discussing prevailing wages. And you want me to prove something to you, when you didn't have a clue?

Child please.

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denver

Sep-24-13 11:31 AM

All this article is, is just right wing propaganda trying to make it look like we're wasting all our money on the the people that is actually doing the work. So we cut the man or women tying re-bar and the flagger wages, we save a few dollars. They need $500 million! What ideas did Steve Roberts have to accomplish that? I'll tell you, NONE! Than he throughs in this,(which by the way had nothing to do with the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission) Cont below

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denver

Sep-24-13 11:30 AM

"Our two Democratic U.S. Senators must undertake the task of finding a way to assist President Obama's EPA to promulgate regulations that assist people who need lower utility bills and jobs, instead of higher costs and fewer jobs." Just to complete the propaganda! And then you have people that doesn't have any idea what it like to work for a living come on here and write, that people tying rebar is paid $60 per hour PLUS fringe benefits." Cont. below

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denver

Sep-24-13 11:30 AM

Its like I wrote, (You know there's reason why Sean Hannity paid to have Keith Judd put on the ballot as a Democrat to run against President Obama in the Primary Election last year in West Virginia, Its called uninformed and uneducated!!!)

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denver

Sep-24-13 10:59 AM

How much intelligence did it take for you to come with "Those who tie rebar make upwards of $60 per hour PLUS fringe benefits." and you know if you could prove it you would there, little buddy

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AaronS

Sep-24-13 7:32 AM

Denver, for me to "prove it" requires a modem of intelligence on your part that sadly is lacking. All I can do is tell you where the information is. You can start with the SOS's office. MINIMUM prevailing wage rates are listed there by job type and county.

For specific rates per job, you have to go to the State of WV's bid site, sign in and find the specific job, get the correct state and federal job number than request a copy of the bid document.

There's an intermodal facility in Wayne County that bid in August, 2012. That would be a good place to start. I'd give you my log in information for the bid site but to be honest, I don't trust your ability to not foul up my information.

You can tell me wrong but bear in mind, As good as I am, even I can't fix stupid.

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denver

Sep-24-13 5:41 AM

Wrong answer! Try again! You're the one that wrote "Those who tie rebar make upwards of $60 per hour PLUS fringe benifits." now prove it, or admit that you lied.

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AaronS

Sep-23-13 8:16 PM

If I'm wrong old chap then show me your divine wisdom and explain to me, in great detail, just how I'm wrong.

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denver

Sep-23-13 7:57 PM

Wrong answer! Try again!

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AaronS

Sep-23-13 7:57 PM

You really don't see the connections to what Mr. Roberts said, my comments, the reference to the Secretary of States office and the story I partially posted, do you Denver!!! You really thought Mr. Roberts was referring to a DOH state employee. Didn't you!!!

I'm sorry Denver, I mean I know your a man of limited intelligence but I didn't realize that on this subject you honestly don't have a clue as to what the conversation is about.

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AaronS

Sep-23-13 7:18 PM

I gave you the proof. It's not my fault you're not smart enough to read it.

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denver

Sep-23-13 6:52 PM

How about this? You prove what you wrote about "Those who tie rebar make upwards of $60 per hour PLUS fringe benifits."

I say you can't, because its a lie

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denver

Sep-23-13 6:47 PM

You really do lack the intelligence to read and comprehend don't you, there little buddy! Read my comment "Sep-22-13 5:44 PM"

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denver

Sep-23-13 6:40 PM

And a former chief economist with the U.S. Department of Labor, that said a "flag man" on a public project in rural West Virginia is paid $37.00 per hour PLUS FRINGE BENEFITS. And I said thats a lie too. What does drywall got to do with that?

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denver

Sep-23-13 6:36 PM

You said a man tying rebar make upwards of $60 per hour PLUS fringe benifits on a public project in rural West Virginia. And I said thats a lie

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denver

Sep-23-13 6:32 PM

And thats got what, to do with this article??

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AaronS

Sep-23-13 10:42 AM

Most people do not understand the implications from prevailing wage laws. When the Sissonville fire department burned down 2 years ago, volunteers spent nearly a year raising money to replace their building. As part of that fund raising effort, they accepted a $50K donation from the Kanawha County Commission as well as a federal grant for $10,000. The laborers union protested the use of non-union labor because prevailing wage laws dictate the use of union labor at higher wages. A bill was introduced to exempt volunteer firefighters but was withdrawn in the middle of the legislative sessions. As a result, the cost increased by almost $900K. Prevailing wages are costing taxpayers millions.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Nearly a month after being dealt a setback by state lawmakers, officials in the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department said they are scratching their heads over labor rules they must follow in the rebuilding of their main fire station.

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