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Thoughts on the ‘fiscal cliff’

January 6, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

On the "fiscal cliff" compromise, thousands of West Virginians who admire, respect and vote for U.S. Reps. David McKinley and Shelly Moore Capito are much dependent on the very benefits the two voted against. This is a serious, major disconnect. Why do people (mostly Republicans in this case) vote for lawmakers who vote against their essential financial interests? Is it an irrational emotional attachment to a political party that parents and grandparents supported? A party that has swung far right?



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