Bring back the gold standard!
Congressman Alex Mooney at work on issues that West Virginians really care about
From earlier this week:
I am proud to introduce H.R. 9157, the “Gold Standard Restoration Act.”— Rep. Alex Mooney (@RepAlexMooney) . . .
The gold standard would protect against Washington’s irresponsible spending habits and the creation of money out of thin air. Prices would be shaped by economics rather than the instincts of bureaucrats.
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Alex Mooney: “It doesn’t matter that I voted against the bill and called it “reckless spending” – it now makes me look good!”
Hypocrisy? Of course not, he’s a Republican
Back on August 1, the Wheeling Intelligencer featured an op-ed by West Virginia Congressman Alex Mooney in which he claimed that Joe Manchin had betrayed West Virginians by supporting various Biden legislation on infrastructure: specifically, the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act.* Here was Mooney on the American Rescue . . .
Loan forgiveness: Good for me, not for thee
The Wheeling News-Register and WV’s congressional delegation attack President Biden’s plan
From Fortune Magazine:
President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that his administration will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per federal borrower earning under $125,000 per year during the pandemic. . . .
Biden also announced that Pell Grant recipients who earn less than $125,000 per year during the . . .
Whatever happened to Representative David McKinley?
Yes, he’s still our congressman even if he has disappeared from local news reports
Until recently, local congressman, David McKinley, has always been in the local news
Newspapers: Since David McKinley was elected to Congress in 2010, Ogden Newspapers have reported his every move and utterance. Whether it was a visit with veterans, a trip to the Highlands, or talking to constituents, Ogden was there to cover (and . . .
Ogden embraces Alex Mooney
It took a while after the primary, but we all knew it was inevitable
Go ahead and search your old Ogden newspapers. See if you can find a positive article, op-ed, or even a good word about Alex Mooney before West Virginia's May primary. See if you can find anything that matches the wall-to-wall coverage that his opponent and Ogden favorite, David McKinley received. Having followed the election closely, I . . .
Office of Congressional Ethics releases report
The House Ethics Committee still is considering whether to deepen its investigation into Rep. Alex Mooney. But the Office of Congressional Ethics Report is now available. He may have misused official & campaign funds for personal use (e.g. visit to Aruba!) https://t.co/WQA6MmMK8L pic.twitter.com/TLk4t7y70Z— Daniel Schuman . . .
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Some thoughts on the McKinley/Mooney election
Alex Mooney easily defeated David McKinley for the new West Virginia #2 Republican nomination. Mooney won 54% to 36%. McKinley carried only three counties: Ohio by 28%, Marshall by 9%, and Pleasants by only 1%. Even worse, had the election just been held in McKinley’s old WV #1, he still would have lost to Alex Mooney by 4.4%.
Some . . .