Donald Trump, at a primary debate in August of 2015, explained: "I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them and they're there for me." Later, he said it more bluntly, "When I call, they kiss my ass, okay?"
WV's forced pooling bills of 2017 propose a real-life game of Othello. Only regular folks don't get any pieces.
We could be a state of gurgling trout fishing streams, clean swimming holes, and vast nature and hunting preserves. We have so many hiking, biking, riding, and cross-country skiing opportunities that, given this state's natural beauty, we should be a top vacation destination. Plus, we can foster real opportunities that will improve WV in the long term.
Seven steps to fight for WV that you must take NOW. Ignore the wave of populist anger at your peril.
Understand, freight trucks do about 99% of non-weather-related damage. And they only pay for an average of 35% of maintenance costs. In fact, "One fully loaded 18-wheeler does the same damage to a road as 9600 cars." So nearly all of the road damage is being caused by corporations shipping goods over roads that we are paying for.