The Voice Of White West Virginians!

The Voice Of White West Virginians!
The Voice Of White West Virginians!

September 18, 2016

West Virginia 7th most poverty stricken state in nation; earned income tax credits may help!

CLARKSBURG — West Virginia is the seventh-most poverty-stricken state in the nation, with a poverty rate of 17.9 percent, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
 
The Clarksburg area is only a little below that, with a poverty rate of around 15 percent.
 
This is statistically unchanged since the recession in 2008, according to Sean O’Leary, senior policy analyst for the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.
 
“Poverty numbers went up during the recession and stayed at that level,” O’Leary said, pointing to income stagnation as one of the contributing factors.
 
West Virginia’s median household income was an estimated $42,019 in 2015, the third lowest of all 50 states. The median household income in Clarksburg was $46,903.
 
One solution to the poverty problem could be the introduction of a refundable state earned income tax credit, or EITC, according to Seth DiStefano, a campaign coordinator for the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy.
 
“An earned income tax credit makes perfect sense for West Virginia,” DiStefano said. “We need to get serious about helping working families in our state, because right now we are not making any progress.”
 
According to DiStefano, an EITC would affect around 141,000 households in West Virginia, and could help significantly in terms of the state’s poverty level.
House Bill 4645, which would give state EITC’s to working families, was introduced to the state Legislature earlier this year.
 
“The bill has broad bipartisan support,” DiStefano said. In fact, there is a coalition of 39 different organizations who have endorsed the bill, ranging from the West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families and The W.Va. Council of Churches to The West Virginia Bankers Alliance and the Coalfield Development Corporation.

July 16, 2016

Don't Mess With White West Virginians!

West Virginia GOP lawmaker calls for Hillary Clinton to be ‘hung on the Mall in Washington, DC’.
 
Friday evening a Republican lawmaker from West Virginia called for former Secretary of State and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to be publicly hung in Washington DC.
 
According to WOAY, Michael Folk, who serves in the West Virginia House of Delegates when he is not flying airplanes for United Airlines, posted a tweet stating: “@HillaryClinton You should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC”
After receiving criticism, Folk posting a second tweet reading, “Sorry, I don’t mince words… read this story & watch this video & maybe you’ll understand” with a link to an article about the failed investigation into Clinton’s email server.
 
 
Note* There is no state that Hillary is more hated than in West Virginia for her uncaring remarks about coal mines and coal miners. She got slammed in the primary and most likely will get slammed in the general election as well.