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Residents already pay high taxes

June 13, 2013

Once again last month, West Virginia state government missed its goal for revenue collections, by about $25 million....

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AaronS

Jun-18-13 10:33 AM

“So why would you dispatch employees across county lines just to stand around?”

It’s the Department of Highways. What else do they do? I was on a project in Boone County last year that required a DOH employee from Materials Division to ‘monitor’ the job. As the temperature was above 84, they sent two people. They rotated setting in the car running with the AC on and watching the pour so neither got overheated.

“…his posts increasingly have a shoot first -- aim later quality.

That’s my fault Neo. I embarrassed Denver a couple of months back and he’s been that way since. It eats him that when he and I interact, I end up proving him wrong time and again. He tucked tail and ran for a bit but it seems his ratings must have slipped so he’s resorted to the type of comments you described above.

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neocurmudgeon74

Jun-17-13 8:33 AM

Gridiron, addiction is when it interferes w/ your work, your role in your family, your other interests, affiliations & activities. I have sometimes binged on these Comments pages, but quickly figured out I was spending too much time here. Compare my word count to numerous other posters. Even though I probably spend more time per word posted than many posters, trying to get it right. & that is really what I've been trying to explain to Denver: that his posts increasingly have a shoot first -- aim later quality.

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BakerKat

Jun-17-13 12:20 AM

Neo I think that user list is all he has - that's the best life has to offer him at the moment - that and bashing those darn repubs who try to confuse him with facts lol.

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neocurmudgeon74

Jun-16-13 10:34 PM

Gridiron, I do enjoy seeing my name on the Highest Rated Users list (& I have been there a couple of times), but I'm not addicted to it.

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denver

Jun-16-13 5:53 PM

"neocurmudgeon74" each county has its own DOH employees, and I happen to know that each county is short handed now do to a statewide hiring freeze. So why would you dispatch employees across county lines just to stand around?

And I have no idea how being #1 or #2 has anything to do with me taking time to use a dictionary.

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neocurmudgeon74

Jun-16-13 3:54 PM

Touchy, touchy, denver.

1st, on the substance of your 5:34: DOH is not organized by counties, hasn't been for years. Pleasants is part of District 3 which consists of 7 counties (including Wood), & I imagine it has more than 57 employees & can dispatch them across county lines.

2nd, on the style: I AM on your case, denver. I've been warning you against spraying everything that moves.

You've never directly addressed whether you enjoy being #1 or #2 on the "Highest Rated Users" list, but I have to suspect you do. & putting out comments on everything does seem to work for that. But it's a false goal, for which you sacrifice your opportunity to be known for thoughtful, on-the-mark commentary.

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RANDOM21

Jun-16-13 2:37 PM

In a state that has had a Democrat legislature for around 80 years blaming Republicans for any law passed seems to be reaching. The state severance tax on coal and other extracted natural resources brought in $16 million less than projected in March and April due to lower natural gas prices and the War on Coal. General tax revenues totaled nearly $491 million in April, $7.1 million short of their mark. March revenues had come in $8.5 million below estimate. The trouble with estimates depends on who is guessing. Last December people sold off holdings to take advantage of lower capital gains taxes resulting in an one time bump in increased tax revenues. Lots of alternate reasons other than evil Republicans in a Democrat controlled state.

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denver

Jun-16-13 1:26 PM

And if you're trying to sound smart, maybe you could find out just how many DOH employees Pleasants county has, and if maybe there's another reason why West Virginia missed its goal for revenue collections, by about $25 million, other than what I wrote.

Just a Thought!

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denver

Jun-16-13 1:15 PM

"neocurmudgeon74" sinse that comment went over your head, let me explain, when a wingnut is caught in a lie, well then its not lying its "summarizing"

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denver

Jun-16-13 1:06 PM

I know what the word is "lying" That comment was for my little buddy "AaronS" she knew what I was talking about!

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shouldbefishin

Jun-16-13 12:36 PM

Let me summarize, well said Neo.

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neocurmudgeon74

Jun-16-13 12:17 PM

You can better figure out what you were reaching for than I can. But since you toss it to me: Perhaps you were thinking "exaggerating".

"The difference between the right word and almost the right word, is the difference between the lightning and the lightning bug."

----- Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

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denver

Jun-16-13 12:07 PM

And what would that word be "neocurmudgeon74"?

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neocurmudgeon74

Jun-16-13 9:41 AM

Denver, take time to use a dictionary. "summarizing" is not the word you were reaching for.

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denver

Jun-15-13 5:34 PM

Are you summarizing again there little buddy? Do they even have 57 DOH employees in Pleasants county? I doubt it! Let alone have all of them on the same job a one time. As for West Virginia missing its goal for revenue collections, by about $25 million. What did they think would happen when they took the tax off food? I read somewhere it was 25 million for every 1% of tax. But that's the way Conservatives think, cut taxes, then be surprised when they lose revenue and cant pay their bills

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mtthwhrrs

Jun-14-13 6:39 AM

How much are the tax payers spending to replace EVERY sign, including the steel posts, along route 50 from Parkersburg to Clarksburg? How much did we spend to plant grass seed around the Route 2 four lane and bridge project last fall when they knew 4 months later they was going to start digging again? It's liberal logic, we can stimulate the economy if we pay someone to dig a needless hole in the ground and then pay someone else to fill the hole in!

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AaronS

Jun-13-13 8:54 AM

Recently, the state constructed a truck parking lot on Route 817 for private tractor trailer parking. We are spending millions to pave and repave roads. The state is currently funding an intermodal facility in Wayne County to the tune of $30 million. I recently drove through St. Mary's and witnessed 57 DOH employees paving the approach to the bridge over Middle Island Creek. I know there were 57 because I turned around, pulled over and counted them. We can fix our ailing bridges and roads if we stop wasting money on unneeded projects and at the very least, cut back on a wasteful Department of Highways.

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