31 October 2014, Vol.1, No.74 > JUST SAY ‘NO’ TO SCHOOL TAX LEVY – IT’S THAT EASY!
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2
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JUST SAY ‘NO’ TO SCHOOL
In ‘politics’, IF YOU do not like something being done, or IF YOU do not like the person representing you, or IF YOU do not like the policy-decisions being made – THEN JUST GET OUT & VOTE ‘NO’! IT’S THAT EASY! That’s what Elections are for – TO CHANGE THE COURSE OF EVENTS, POLICIES & PEOPLE – every two-years for House of Representatives, every six-years for U.S. Senators; and every two-years for State House of Delegates & every four-years for State Senate!
At the LOCAL LEVEL we have two choices for new County Commissioners due to the death of a former commissioner – but since both Democrat candidates for County Commission are so inept by lacking the knowledge and skills necessary to govern a county – COMPARED TO THE TWO EXPERIENCED REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY COMMISSION – we say
Vote Democrat at every level EXCEPT for County Commission!
VOTING ‘NO’ ON SCHOOL-TAX-LEVY
And after analyzing the proposed SCHOOL TAX LEVY – WE SAY VOTE ‘NO’! Let us not get ‘swindled yet again’! The individual salaries of the School-Administrators IS SO OUT OF BALANCE compared to the average-income of the people of this county who are currently existing on seasonal-jobs at MINIMUM-WAGES, SS, SSD, Social Services or Unemployment, that the vast majority of folks barely have enough funds to make it through THREE-WEEKS let alone four & five week months! While those at the top of the economic-ladder in this county LIVE WELL – and increase their own pay whenever they choose – those on ‘fixed-incomes’ are left to the mercy of those in Charleston or Washington and only see a ‘pay-raise’ in the PENNIES not in the THOUSANDS-OF-DOLLARS! There is virtually NO COMPARISION between local school-administrators receiving $80,000 - $100,000+ salaries while the rank & file Citizen are below $25,000 and most folks somewhere between $15,000 - $20,000 IF that household has two-incomes! Is not ‘employment’ in this county mostly ‘SEASONABLE’ and at MINIMUM-WAGES?
Now here’s a real ‘kicker’ – i.e., a real ‘kick-in-the-ass’, to ALL OF US! West Virginia has eight (8) ‘Regional Education Service Agencies’ (RESA) and Pocahontas County is in RESA-IV and instead of placing a burdensome new tax upon the backs of those already enslaved-to-Debt; RESA, according to its own claims, has the ability & means to assist the local schools, “[t]hrough economies of scale, RESA programs serve schools and communities in all 55 counties at reduced costs, bringing effectiveness and quality to programs beyond the reach of individual districts acting alone.” In addition there’s the ‘West Virginia Education Information System’ (WVEIS) that provides “assistance in the areas of data maintenance, scheduling, report cards, gradequick system, attendance, finance, payroll, and food service to school systems.” RESA even engages in “updating computers, software and hardware installation, and providing consultation services and wireless networking support.” SO WITH ALL OF THIS ALREADY AVAILABLE, WHAT NEED IS THERE TO RAISE THE TAXES ON EVERY PIECE OF PROPERTY IN THIS COUNTY – except of course all the property owned by the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GVEDC) since the GVEDC pretends to be ‘tax-exempt’ in its continuing RIPOFF OF COUNTY FUNDS and so far has paid ‘no taxes’!
And with all the services that RESA-IV can provide to the schools in Pocahontas County – how the heck was it that Alice Irvine was able to receive a ‘salary’ for EACH of her three-job-titles while she stuffed her pockets as a ‘school-administrator’ including a 8% pay-raise at the same time laying off 10 teachers & 10 staff-members? We can only guess that playing the role of an alleged self-styled ‘daughter-of-Isis’ provided her the self-serving benevolence that she pretended to provide to others! And let’s not forget that her husband, the late Dolan Irvine, also a self-serving benevolent ‘lodge-brother’ never raised any taxes on any of his lands in three-decades while raising all the rest of us between 20% - 30%! Now do you still wonder why Pocahontas County lags so far behind compared to other progressive areas that have no such superstitions and enforce a ‘checks-&-balances’ system!
THE ‘INSANE McCAIN’
Here’s a prime example: whenever anyone looks at the old & decrepit members of Congress, like Arizona Senator John McCain (Rep), you can almost see him ‘molting’ like a snake by shedding flaking-skin right before your eyes! He has become so despicable that he is now a laughing-stock – along with Sarah Palin – everywhere in the country for his incessant cry for MORE WARS! You would think that an alleged ‘former-POW’ would oppose war to save someone else from what he allegedly went through after being shot-down in Vietnam – unless you know the ‘rest of the story’! A POEM has recently been written with pictorial-evidence of the real John McCain who was born with a ‘silver-spoon’ in his mouth, got away with everything growing up as a little-rich-boy, joined the Navy since his father was an Admiral, and ‘backfired’ his jet-fighter on the deck of the USS Forestall in front of his ‘friend’ that caused his friend’s jet-fighter to catch fire and release some missiles that exploded – KILLING 130 SAILORS & injuring 174 others – while McCain escaped from his cockpit! McCain was immediately taken off his carrier and placed in ‘protective-custody’ to keep his fellow sailors from KILLING HIM for the loss of their mates! And after being shot-down, being the son of an Admiral, McCain spent his days as a POW not in Vietnam, but traveling around the Eastern-Block of the Soviet Union living in the finest of hotels as a ‘war-trophy’ for the commies! When he finally returned back to the USA, he feigned a limp & a crutch to gain public sympathy while he was never wounded as claimed – then he immediately divorced his first wife to marry a newspaper-media heiress that has financed his political campaigns ever since. THIS IS THE TYPICAL ‘BASTARDO’ in the Radical Republican Party that refuses to raise the Minimum-Wage, opposes abortion even for rape, incest and a woman’s health, supports Corporations over the Common People, places Pollution before Environmental protections and is a political-whore for the Billionaire Kansas Koch Brothers, ad nauseam! His incessant cry for MORE WAR is a daily occurrence since it’s OUR SONS & DAUGHTERS that will pay the price of his treachery for his call to ‘PUT BOOTS ON THE GROUND’! Click here to see the latest exposé of this ‘bastardo’ < http://www.tomatobubble.com/id432.html > who has made a living as a ‘warmongering-profiteer’ for the Military Industrial Complex (MIC)!
LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM!
If anyone has taken notice, wherever you look these days, the Radical Republican Candidates for the high-offices of U.S. Senator & House of Representatives ALL SOUND ALIKE AS IF ROBOTS! To hear McCain talk is to hear Capito talk as she too is a ‘political-whore’ calling for MORE WARS while taking funding AWAY FROM EDUCATION, less environmental protection laws while voting for the DIRTY-TAR-SANDS-SLUDGE, less taxes for corporations & more upon those making Minimum-Wages, and voting for PRIVATE-INSURANCE-CORPORATE control of all Health Care while opposing UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE! As a matter of fact, McCain, Capito, and all the other Radical Republicans candidates for the Congress ARE BOUGHT & PAID FOR by the Billionaire Kansas Koch Brothers who also own the so-called radical ‘Tea Party’ – just as they own & control the ‘Libertarian Party’ and the ‘John Birch Society’, ‘Americans for Prosperity’ and dozens & dozens of other FRONT GROUPS! Instead of being taken over by TOTALITARIAN-COMMUNISM – we are watching the Billionaire Koch Brothers take over Congress to establish TOTALITARIAN-CAPITALISM, also called, ‘CORPORATE-FASCISM’! By buying up Congress – the Koch Brothers expect to make $100-BILLION EACH from the Keystone XL Pipeline that eventually will pollute the earth wherever it goes!
Now while ‘warmongering & profiteering’ is NOT A LOCAL issue when it comes to the County Commission, it is a National & State issue when it comes to the Radical Republicans who claim to be ‘Pro-Life’ – BUT THEN HYPOCRITICALLY HAVE VOTED FOR CONTINUOUS WAR FOR THE PAST THREE DECADES – and will not fully support Our Wounded Veterans or their families…let alone any Social Welfare Programs! The only political party currently capable of continuing a SOCIAL SAFETY- NET is the Democrat Party at the National & State level…
THAT’S WHY, as important as this mid-term election is, ordinarily we’d say VOTE STRAIGHT DEMOCRAT to keep the SOCIAL SAFETY NET & MEET the SOCIAL NEEDS of everyone – but since the two Democrat candidates for County Commission are so inept by lacking the knowledge and skills necessary to govern a county –
COMPARED TO THE TWO EXPERIENCED REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY COMMISSION – we say
Vote Democrat at every level EXCEPT for County Commission…
For COUNTY COMMISSION: VOTE FOR…
Charles Wilfong who is perhaps the most experienced and successful farmer this county has ever seen – besides working for all farmers in this state in the leadership of the West Virginia State Farm Bureau…
Norman Lee Alderman who has never stopped trying to benefit the folks of this county in all his various efforts as a school teacher, pastor, former county commissioner, and editor of his powerful non-subscription Website –
On 04 NOVEMBER…there’s no excuse…
IT’S YOUR CHOICE…
TO CHANGE THINGS FOR THE BETTER!
Just say ‘NO’ to those who want to keep this county in Poverty & Pauperism
– and –
Just say ‘YES’ to real Progress & Prosperity for the future!
On Election Day – YOU have a chance to elect two persons that will always put YOU first! They know that:
THE GREATER COMMON GOOD ALWAYS COMES BEFORE SELF OR ANY SELF-SERVING SPECIAL INTERESTS!
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