Ritchie isn't the only county that sees no funds from the bond. The vast majority of rural counties will get no fixes, see no jobs, have no improvement in infrastructure. But here in Ritchie, perhaps we're just more painfully aware of it...
Holler from the Hollers! Take the poll and then see the results.
Let's talk FACTS about the Justice Road Bond, then share YOUR thoughts.
Why should WE be told to hand our money over to millionaires? Tell the WV Senators who voted for us THANK YOU---and keep at it!
I'll share my own thoughts on the budget, but I invite you to take the poll and share your thoughts. Would you legalize #cannabis to help fix the budget? What else would you do?
Who are the worst WV legislators from the 2017 session? Vote, then view the results.
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.
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.
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.