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Finish Corridor H no later than 2020

July 19, 2013

Once the Corridor H highway is completed in West Virginia and Virginia, it will open up enormous possibilities for economic development....

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AaronS

Jul-19-13 5:55 AM

Federal officials will have to complete the road as Virginia has statd they will not compete their section of the highay.

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manydemocrats

Jul-19-13 6:04 AM

Federal Officials????? To be more specific "CONGRESS" {the Republican majority} and WV SENATOR JOE MANCHIN have obstructed everything to prevent the creation of JOBS or anything that would help our nation's economy. They have committed "economic treason" upon "working class" Americans in retaliation for overwhelmingly electing Obama. Senator Manchin, Congressman McKinley and Congresswoman Capito have done "NOTHING" for this state. But all three have worked tirelessly for the giant RAPIST Coal Companies. If you doubt this statement????----Just go look at their campaign finance war-chests...

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denver

Jul-19-13 6:55 AM

Well said "manydemocrats"

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neocurmudgeon74

Jul-19-13 12:07 PM

Is manydemocrats writing about Corridor H?

Reading between the lines, I think manydemocrats is saying that Manchin, McKinley and Capito will vote AGAINST funding the Virginia portion of Corridor H.

Or, maybe manydemocrats assumes the coal companies want a better road to truck coal to I-81? I can't tell which manydemocrats said -- b/c manydemocrats didn't actually say ANYTHING about Corridor H.

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AaronS

Jul-19-13 12:26 PM

I think WC DOH engineers should rethink funding this road as it is pointless if VA isn't going to complete their section. If they I sis in completing the highway then perhaps they should look to the mining industry as a means of saving money as they have in the southern part of the state. The first question, as road construction in involves mountain top removal, are there viable coal seams along the route? If so, allow a mini g company to do their part first then build on the site after coal is extracted.

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denver

Jul-19-13 4:18 PM

I can't speak for"manydemocrats" But Id say "manydemocrats" comment was about the part in the article that said

"That is absurd."

"{Federal officials} should provide enough funding to complete the highway no later than 2020." Now wouldn't you "neocurmudgeon74"?

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manydemocrats

Jul-19-13 5:58 PM

NEO: I am saying regardless that that Manchin, McKinley, and Capito are going to vote in favor of the ""WEALTHY ELITE"" coal companies. The "WORKING CLASS" morons of this state will continue to send these POLITICAL IMBECILES to office in Washington. DO YOU NEED MORE EXPLANATION THAN THAT??? THAT STATEMENT APPLIES TO DEMOCRATS AND REPUKES ALIKE....

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manydemocrats

Jul-19-13 6:02 PM

I guess, the Answer-Question is; will the ""WORKING CLASS"" people of West Virginia ever wake up and send the moron politicians PACKING????

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AaronS

Jul-19-13 6:28 PM

Justice Robin Davis answered that for you md. You guys fall in line, lock, stock and barrel.

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HenryWescott

Jul-19-13 7:05 PM

Washington does what they want regardless of who is in power. It is the elite that controls the government. Whoever has the money controls the government and economy. Too many sheep follow along. People will never wake up, you are either a looter, a leech or a worker paying for both of the former.

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denver

Jul-19-13 7:43 PM

"HenryWescott" you left out the Rich, King Coal, and the Big Corporate heads that the Working poor are paying for too. And once we lose Rockefeller and Rahall "and I have a hard time putting Rahall with Rockefeller" we the Working poor here in West Virginia won't have anybody representing us. That's for sure!

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AaronS

Jul-19-13 8:14 PM

A billionaire with the best interest o he working poor?

Child please

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manydemocrats

Jul-19-13 10:03 PM

Can anyone name me ONE thing that the Republican Congress has done for the ""WORKING CLASS"" in the last two years???? I think this is a fair question.... HINT: OBSTRUCTION of PROGRESS is not a valid answer!!!!

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manydemocrats

Jul-19-13 10:20 PM

In spite of his tremendous wealth, Jay Rockefeller has always been a champion of the people of West Virginia. Unlike many other political figures, he was a multi-multi-millionaire long before coming to West Virginia. I have been observing and participating in West Virginia politics for over 50 years. I cannot name any other political figure of either party that could hold a candle to his work for the "Working Class" of this state.

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AaronS

Jul-20-13 10:02 AM

HINT: OBSTRUCTION of PROGRESS is not a valid answer!!!!

You're not asking a question, you are trying to pigeon hole others into agreeing with your opinion. You clearly have anger issues, you misrepresent the conditions of an entire industry and a great deal of our state, you fancy that you have a high degree of intelligence when your writings prove otherwise.

Why on earth would I want to agree with you?

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AaronS

Jul-20-13 10:25 AM

I do agree that by and large Boehner has been a failure. His first failure was when he agreed to the first continuing budget spending resolution. What he should have done was forced Obama to stand behind his word in 2009 and return spending to pre-stimulus levels. After all, isn't that Obama said he would do when the stimulus passed?

Instead, annual spending has increased because of that monstrosity of a failure. That I blame on Boehner.

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manydemocrats

Jul-20-13 11:55 AM

Aaron::::That was a great dodge and diversion tactic of NOT answering the question --- "name me ONE thing that the Republican Congress has done for the ""WORKING CLASS"" in the last two years???? Now try again!!! If you need help? I am suggesting something like creating JOBS, like Improving our nations highways and bridges, like improving health care, like improving our environment, like supporting "the separation of church and state" {so that the BIBLE thumpers aren't imposing their radical beliefs on the entire nation}, like stopping the war on women...I have researched all of these topics and I need to find something ""good"" that our Republican Congress has done for the working class...

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AaronS

Jul-20-13 12:35 PM

I'm not a Republican so why would I try to defend them. As it is though, of the topics you've mentioned, Democrats have been as equally failing in their endeavors. The only class Democrats have benefited is their base, the Welfare state.

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AaronS

Jul-20-13 12:49 PM

The topic of this editorial is a classic example of Obama failures. He rammed a stimulus through that could have not only completed all of Corridor H, it could have paid the funding for Route 35 and the I 73/74 upgrade.

Imagine if even half of the trillion dollars that has been added to our deficit for 4 straight years were spent on infrastructure instead of wasted on digital converters, routers and hundreds of other projects meant to repay those who purchased the White House for Obama in 2008 where we would be at right now.

Not only would we have better roads, safer bridges and added value to our economy, we would have put a lot of construction workers and suppliers to work instead of swelling unemployment roles.

Republicans biggest failure was allowing that type of out of control spending to continue when they gained control of the House.

Again, why would I defend Republicans when I think they've failed Americans as much Democrats have?

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neocurmudgeon74

Jul-20-13 1:03 PM

I'm glad someone remembers that the topic is Corridor H.

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AaronS

Jul-20-13 1:24 PM

They don't want to discuss Cooridor H because no matter which way you broach the subject, it doesn't bode we'll for Democrats in general and Obama in particular.

After all, how much money and delays did this administration when, at a time they were increasing the deficit by trillions, they stripped in place funding from this project as punishment for the 2008 general and primary elections?

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manydemocrats

Jul-20-13 1:31 PM

Yes the basic topic is Corridor H, however, the failure of the completion of this vital WV highway sadly rests with our ""DO NOTHING"" congress in Washington. A congress that is solely OBSESSED with regulating a woman's vagina, overturning Obamacare, defending assault rifles and the financial interests of giant raping corporations.

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AaronS

Jul-20-13 2:05 PM

Why must you lie manydemocrats? Funding for this highway secured by Bob Byrd was stripped by Barrack Obama and has since been blocked by Democratic Senate leaders under the control of Harry Reid. So stop lying and quit trying to change the subject !!!

If you want to spout the lies that make up your feigned moral outrage, take it to the forums.

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denver

Jul-20-13 2:34 PM

So little buddy, Senator Byrd secured Funding to finish Corridor H! Is that what you're saying?

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denver

Jul-20-13 2:41 PM

little buddy Id like to see the link you got that information from.

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