Government handouts: good for me, bad for thee
A look at how two local critics of federal pandemic relief aid for the unemployed fared under the Paycheck Protection Program
From a Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on May 7, 2021:
Bottom line: It’s time for Americans to get back to work. It’s high time for Congress to end the supplemental unemployment benefits.”
Translation: now that we’ve gotten our PPP money, it’s time to end government handouts!
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West Virginia and the coronavirus
Waiting for Draft Kings to post the over/under on this one
West Virginia’s governor, yesterday:
NEW: Gov. Jim Justice said Monday he is confident West Virginia will meet its target goal of having 65% of its eligible population get at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine by June 20 when the mask mandate will be lifted. . . .
Posted in: coronavirusdonald trumpjim justice
Playing the role of the playground bully is David McKinley (WV – 1)
The congressman reprises his role from last year’s Fauci hearings
Remember last year when our local representative tried to intimidate Dr. Anthony Fauci in a congressional hearing only to have the doctor turn the tables and make the congressman look petty and foolish? (Not everyone agrees with my assessment: our local Republican propaganda outlet, The Wheeling Intelligencer, later told us in an editorial . . .
Senator Capito (R - Hypocrisy) explaining her "no" vote on Tuesday: "Many provisions in the so-called COVID relief package have nothing to do with COVID at all" (with update)
Earlier today, Capito voted for the Tuberville amendment
What, you ask, is the Tuberville amendment?
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) introduces an amendment to the COVID relief bill about ... trans athletes in sports?— . . .
"Under this amendment, educational institutions would prohibit from receiving funding if by biological males are allowed to compete in women's athletics." pic.twitter.com/p4wawhHI7Z
West Virginia’s senators on the rescue plan and the minimum wage
The coronavirus rescue plan
Here’s the latest polling from Morning Consult:
NEW Morning Consult/Politico Poll— Jesse . . .
77% support for the American Rescue Plan (only 18% oppose)
59% of Republicans support the American Rescue Plan (only 33% oppose)#UNITY
REMINDER: 100% of Republicans in Congress voted no.https://t.co/YuonRZncOH
Truth doesn’t matter to the propagandist
The locals print another Branco political cartoon
I haven’t done an exact count, but I would venture a guess that the Wheeling papers’ favorite political cartoonists is A.F. Branco. Last year, for example, the two local papers published at least a dozen cartoons attacking Michigan’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, and a number of them were from Branco. (The cartoons badly . . .
Yesterday, Senator Shelley Moore Capito explained the debate over a coronavirus relief package to the state’s stenographers
Lucky for us, an Ogden representative participated
Yesterday, West Virginia’s junior senator, Shelley Moore Capito, met online with some West Virginia media to discuss the Republican and Democratic coronavirus stimulus plans. Jess Mancini (from another Ogden paper) wrote the story for today’s Wheeling editions. Most of the article consists of Capito explaining the Republican . . .