"Yeah, we need a political revolution in this state," Lissa says, "and I believe West Virginians can take the lead, just like West Virginia teachers took the lead with their strike, and inspired so many across the country to follow in their footsteps."
Allow me to point out that if Delegates genuinely think that my talking about who their campaign donors are---and how much they're receiving from corporate lobbyists/corporate PACs---is an ad hominem attack... then they should be refusing those donations.
Into WV Code §46A-2-130, we simply need to add a 2(d): "Garnishment for student loan debt that cannot be discharged by bankruptcy is prohibited." BOOM.
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.
This year, they've wasted time repealing a film tax credit and looking at increasing the speed limit. Also, they want to open state parks to commercial logging.
Are these really the things we want our legislators to prioritize right now?!!
Of course not.
No longer do Robber Barons need to plunder villages with swords and arms. With regulatory and/or judicial complicity, the extraction industry can jab a siphon into our veins and drain our lives away. They simply appropriate our air and water, and transform them into wealth for themselves. In essence, Extraction Debt is the modern weapon of corporate pillage. Launch it at a community, and watch the fiscal destruction that follows.
Cannabis legalization has failed in WV under the leadership of both parties. Cannabis is NOT an issue of party, here. Who opposes legalization, then?
Four types of politicians support cannabis prohibition...