Nick Rahall (D, West Virginia) and the carbon tax.
This ad from the American Energy Alliance against Congressman Nick Rahall is not precisely subtle: …which does not mean that it’s incorrect. Basically: in 2013 Rahall voted for the Progressive Caucus’s budget amendment. Said amendment relied on a carbon tax; carbon taxes are bad news to West Virginia coal miners, given that you tax things when you don’t want more of it; and Nick Rahall | Read More »
Nick Rahall (D, West Virginia) must repudiate the pension-busting financial transaction tax.
…Do not be embarrassed if you have to ask, What is a financial transaction tax (FTT)? I had to have had it explained to me, too. Basically, it’s part of the well-the-Democrats-didn’t-quite-kill-the-economy-last-time-so-let’s-try-again ‘budget’ proposal (called, with no visible awareness of irony, the ‘Back to Work Budget’) set up by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Essentially, what they want to do is tax actual stock, bond, and | Read More »
Democrats declare war on West Virginia. Again.
Well, it’s not like the state voted for the current President anyway. Hell, the often-strained history between West Virginians and national Democrats stretches back to 1863. Still, this is a little… petty… of the Democratic party, isn’t it? A Pittsburgh-based coal company, CONSOL Energy, will lay off nearly 500 of its West Virginia workers next year and its CEO blames environmentalists dead-set against mountaintop mining | Read More »
WatchBlog: Mollohan, Rahall Under Seige
Today was kind of a tough day for Democrat Congressman Alan Mollohan, representing West Virginia‘s 1st District. First, a story from The Washington Post: For three years, Rep. Alan Mollohan has chaired the important Appropriations subcommittee that controls the Justice Department‘s $65 billion budget. At the same time, he has been under a Justice Department investigation, according to documents and two sources briefed on the | Read More »
West Virginian Democrats shocked at War on Coal.
(H/T: Instapundit) They’re particularly indignant that the President that so many of them supported has decided to let the EPA strangle their state’s core industry via the selective refusal of permits. Which is not surprising, given that this administration’s hatred of the coal industry was not precisely a secret – but still, they’re upset: West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin III, who supported Mr. Obama’s | Read More »
Well, so *what* if kids can’t hunt for fossils?
The Democrats are trying to pass a public lands bill here. Besides, fossil enthusiasts are too small a group to be worth any consideration past the minimum. From CQ (no link, sorry): A public lands bill on its way to the House floor is meeting resistance from an unlikely constituency: amateur fossil hunters. The bill (S 22), which encompasses dozens of measures to expand national | Read More »