Beckley Register-Herald – It is simply laughable that Gov. Jim Justice, at every turn, criticizes President Joe Biden and his administration for everything unrelated to the state of affairs in West Virginia – from “open borders” with Mexico to our nation’s exit from the war in Afghanistan – while taking full credit for an economic “rocketship ride” that would be sputtering like a bargain shelf Roman Candle were it not for a generous and healthy infusion of federal cash. Read the full op-ed.
True, West Virginia is enjoying a revenue surplus, with collections exceeding estimates by $394 million half way through the current fiscal year. But take note, citizens, the surplus is riding a ship of rising energy prices, $12 billion – with capital B – in federal aid and lowered revenue estimates, which we suspect were intentionally set below the bar of expectations so that they could be easily cleared.
Not that this governor would take credit for any of that, right? Or give proper thanks to those truly responsible for the improved fortunes of our state’s finances and its people.
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