Local representative McKinley votes "yes" and defends the legislation (with updates)
With the support of most Republicans and no Democrats, the House of Representatives voted earlier today to repeal Obamacare and replace it with what will likely come to be called Trumpcare. Local congressman, David McKinley, along with the state's other representatives, are among the 217 who voted in favor of the legislation. (The New . . .
It's all part of an ultra-liberal conspiracy!
The locals bring in the strawmen for support
A sign of desperation?
Two more days worth of editorials in the Wheeling News-Register demonstrates that last week's attack upon Obamacare's popularity was just the beginning of our local papers' repeal efforts. So desperate are they to see Obamacare ended that they are clearly willing to lie about its passage and how it relates to the current . . .
The News-Register returns to its old editorial ways
Like West Virginia's Republican legislative delegation, our local "newspapers" are better off out of power where they can criticize and criticize knowing that they don't have to be responsible. Now that Republicans are in the majority on both the state and national level, they're expected to govern. That's . . .
Effects and possible solutions
How would repealing Obamacare affect West Virginia?
Here are the key findings from the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy report released earlier this week:
– At least 184,000 West Virginians could lose health insurance coverage, many of whom are working in low-wage jobs such as food services.
– An estimated . . .
While WV Democratic senator Joe Manchin last night voted with the Democrats against the adoption of the budget resolution to repeal Obamacare, he continues to look and act like a Republican. For example, Politico reported two hours ago that he wants to help the Republicans "repair" Obamacare:
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