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Budget & Economy|
Earl Ray Tomblin: We will not impose financial burdens on future generations.
Pat McGeehan: Real crisis is $17T in debt and future unfunded liabilities.
Pat McGeehan: The Fed printing money for debt causes inflation.
Joe Manchin III: CAREFULLY plan stimulus: in planning mode; not panic mode.
Bob Wise: Limit capital assistance find to new businesses.
Bob Wise: The cupboard is bare, despite national economic growth.
Pat McGeehan: Civil unions ok; anti-discrimination laws not ok.
Jay Wolfe: No affirmative action; less government in job sector.
Bob Wise: Restrict and regulate video gambling.
John Raese: OpEd: Sounded alarm in 2010 on international competitiveness.
Joe Manchin III: 8 goals for Open for Business commitments.
Pat McGeehan: No capital punishment; don't prosecute minors as adults.
Joe Manchin III: Accelerated parole system for non-violent offenders.
Jay Wolfe: Support the use of the death penalty.
Jay Wolfe: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs.
Bob Wise: $1.5M to raise pay for police and prison guards.
Pat McGeehan: Decriminalize marijuana possession.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Not just criminal penalties: use technology for enforcement.
Natalie Tennant: It costs us less to rehabilitate than to jail someone.
Jay Wolfe: Treat addiction, but mandatory jail sentences for selling.
Joe Manchin III: Declare war on meth & dangerous make-shift labs.
Pat McGeehan: Vouchers to send children to any school.
Joe Manchin III: More accountability & more audits in the education system.
Joe Manchin III: Keep public education infrastructure strong.
John Raese: Competition is what's good for education.
John Raese: Allow families a voucher to send kids to private schools.
Natalie Tennant: Address numerous small reforms, not huge sweeping measures.
Natalie Tennant: Public moneys should go to public schools, not charters.
Joe Manchin III: $540 million in ongoing school construction.
Bob Wise: First priority: PROMISE College Scholarship Program.
Bob Wise: Raise teacher salaries by $1,000; plus $2,500 in incentives.
Energy & Oil|
Shelley Moore Capito: AdWatch: Fights back against Obama's war on coal.
John Raese: 2010 alternative energy bill was WV's own cap-and-trade Bill.
Joe Manchin III: I fought for coal in past & will fight for coal in future.
Joe Manchin III: EPA regulatory practices unfairly hurt Appalachian coal.
John Raese: Obama administration has caused decline of coal.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Fight the federal government's war on coal.
Natalie Tennant: Responsible development of Marcellus shale.
Joe Manchin III: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
John Rockefeller: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
Lisa Murkowski: No regulation of greenhouse gases by EPA.
Joe Manchin III: Stand up for our coal miners and their families.
Bob Wise: Renew 5-cent gas tax to pay for road-building.
Pat McGeehan: No state funding for open space preservation.
John Raese: Abolish the EPA & the Department of Energy.
Natalie Tennant: Raise motor vehicle fees, but gradually, not $40M at once.
Bob Wise: Create cabinet Environment post; end tradeoff with economy.
Families & Children|
Joe Manchin III: 5 basic promises to our children: healthy, safe, cared-for.
Earl Ray Tomblin: West Virginia is a strong international competitor.
Jay Wolfe: Free trade ok, but sanctions on China & Venezuela.
Bob Wise: Protect steel industry from illegal imports.
Bob Wise: Require use of US steel in state-funded projects.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Dissolve state boards & councils that no longer operate.
Natalie Tennant: OpEd: Suppress voting by requiring change-of-address cards.
Pat McGeehan: No limits on campaign contributions for PACs or parties.
Joe Manchin III: Not more government, but easier government.
John Raese: I think we need less government.
John Raese: End the coalition of taking & government control.
Joe Manchin III: Public financing pilot for state Supreme Court races.
Jay Wolfe: Increase campaign donation limits.
Doris Haddock: Vote against any candidate who supports soft money.
Natalie Tennant: Vehemently disagrees with Obama administration on gun rights.
Joe Manchin III: Vetoed restrictions on automatic weapon sales.
Jay Wolfe: Bearing arms is an individual right.
John Raese: ObamaCare relies on poor business model; use private-sector.
Natalie Tennant: Supports access to insurance for all.
Natalie Tennant: FactCheck: GOP says 147,000 lose insurance; really 8,800.
Joe Manchin III: ObamaCare makes healthcare more affordable for everyone.
Joe Manchin III: Reform & repair ObamaCare, not repeal.
John Raese: ObamaCare is the problem, not the solution.
Bob Wise: $1.5M to provide healthcare access for every child.
Bob Wise: Improve patient rights by allowing to sue HMOs.
Bob Wise: More discounts for prescription drugs.
Jay Wolfe: Military tribunals ok; monitoring domestic communications ok.
Jay Wolfe: Expand missile defense; support pre-emptive military strikes.
Jay Wolfe: Establish English as the official national language.
Principles & Values|
Pat McGeehan: Constitutional conservative: pro-life, pro-gun and pro-coal.
Joe Manchin III: We can only fix things by coming together.
Bob Wise: Treat citizens as customers of government, not as subjects.
Earl Ray Tomblin: Privatize W.V.'s workers' compensation system.
Jay Wolfe: Allow investing payroll tax in private accounts.
Al Gore: Bush’s “federal program” flub indicates ingrained hostility.
Bob Wise: Top-to-bottom review of business taxes & regulations.
Natalie Tennant: Find funding to keep our infrastructure strong.
Bob Wise: Make e-government service available 24/7.
Welfare & Poverty|
Earl Ray Tomblin: Homelessness is devastating; revive Interagency Council.