The tax plans are “bait-and-switch” but our local papers will find ways to defend them
From this morning's Washington Post:
Congressional Republicans have implanted nearly 50 expiring provisions in their tax-cut bills that, if left unaddressed, would transform what Republicans promised would be middle-class tax relief into a law that raises taxes for tens of millions of Americans.
More than 80 percent of the tax breaks set . . .
Are we celebrating too soon?
A very large headline in this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer proclaims:
China Making Moves In the Mountain State
The sub-headline tells us:
Deal hailed as major step forward for W.Va.
And the first paragraph gives us the details:
The $83.7 billion a Chinese firm plans to spend developing West Virginia’s . . .
Because that’s what they do
Despite its title, "Don't Just Dismiss Pipeline Concerns," today’s News-Register editorial* primarily focuses on the recent vote to approve two pipelines by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission:
FERC approval came in a 2-1 vote by the agency’s commissioners. Two appointed by President Donald Trump voted in favor. An Obama . . .
(Just wondering -- does anybody there actually read the editorials before they are published?)
The lead editorial in this afternoon’s Wheeling News-Register, “Wait For Facts On Mass Killing,” counsels us to wait for more information before we draw any conclusion about the Las Vegas massacre. The opening sentence tells us:
The only conclusion shocked Americans should draw in the immediate aftermath of the of the horrifying massacre in . . .
The News-Register weighs in on aid to Hurricane Harvey victims
In an editorial, "No Room for Politics in Disaster Relief," the afternoon "newspaper" attacks Democrats for something the Republicans did with Hurricane Sandy aid:
It has been suggested by some that politics will play a role in how quickly and decisively Congress responds to the massive flood disaster occuring now in . . .
It's easy when you ignore today's early morning vote on health care
In Friday afternoon's editorial*, "Capito Position Remains Solid," the Wheeling News-Register acts as if today's health care vote didn't happen. Instead of explaining Capito's vote early this morning for the latest version of Trumpcare (see next post down), the editorial focuses on previous Republican proposals and . . .
Into denial, it's something Wheeling "newspapers" refuse to do
Yesterday's editorial in the News-Register, "Get Coal Back In Energy Mix," begins by praising President Trump for his efforts to wipe-out Obama's actions on the environment:
He is working energetically to win half the battle on that. He is rolling back illogical Obama-administration rules that were intended to destroy the . . .