Democratic Billionaire Governor Jim Justice has proposed nearly a half-billion dollars a year in new taxes on the second-poorest people in the land.
I have a reminder for our Republican legislative leaders.
Every program is nice to have.
Every program does nice things.
Cutting any program hurts nice people.
But making men crawl deeper into the ground to dig more coal to keep nice programs going, or making them put in overtime at the mill, or making them go deeper into forest to timber isn't very nice.
Be bold. Be strong. Stand tall for those who sweat out the tax money.
Make every cut you can. Cut and cut and cut until you have balanced the budget without raising taxes or revenues by one dime.
While you are at it, bleed dry those special revenue accounts, and apply the funds to the beleaguered state teachers pension plan. Its underfunding imperils the state's financial future.
Do not waver. And when they say, well, in the past you supported this program or that, tell them well, we could afford it then. We cannot now.
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