State of West Virginia secondary Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


John Buckley: Eliminate DOE, HUD, HHS, NPR, FAA, and more

I support balanced budgets--at a grossly reduced level of spending; the elimination of such federal agencies as the Departments of Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services (and significant budget cuts in all other federal departments); and the privatization of such unnecessary government services as passenger rail (e.g., Amtrak), National Public Radio, coastal flood insurance, and even air traffic control. I will not vote for deficit spending, any increase in the debt ceiling, or any increase in federal spending.

Cutting back federal spending will enable significant tax reduction and tax reform. It will unleash the American economy to create jobs and leave money in the pockets of citizens to spend according to their individual needs and priorities.

Source: 2014 West Virginia Senate campaign website JohnBuckley.org Aug 31, 2014

Earl Ray Tomblin: Homelessness is devastating; revive Interagency Council

In tough economic times we hear the word "homeless" so often that sometimes we forget it can also describe veterans who have risked their lives but struggle to find a livelihood. Our West Virginia Veterans Home is working with the VA Medical Center's Homeless Veterans Resource Center to provide immediate shelter to homeless veterans.

Homelessness also includes hard-working families who can't make ends meet. It includes people with disabilities and children without support. Homelessness is devastating. We cannot turn our backs on our fellow West Virginians in need. I have revived the Interagency Council on Homelessness to bring together leaders who will work within the community to end homelessness in West Virginia.

Source: 2014 West Virginia State of the State speech Jan 8, 2014

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