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Medicaid Raided For W.Va. Budget

State takes $18M out of reserve fund

June 29, 2013

CHARLESTON— West Virginia cut nearly $18 million from Medicaid reserve funding on Friday in an emergency move to ensure the state would end its budget year Sunday with spending and revenues balance....

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Jun-30-13 2:36 PM

I always wonder why WV Dems who put these idiots in office always want to solve it by attacking gov workers. Poli appointed dept heads hve nice jobs with salaries set by fellow politicos in the legislature, but rank and file workers? Nope. They do a job and have to fight politicial appointees all the time. Til there was civil service for Deputy Sheriffs in WV there was no county law enforcement at all. If politios had their way, School officers would be their grand paps and who cares about safety/ security. Full time gov workers are the real deal, its the part timers who are the maggots sucking dollars with no need to test or qualify for a position. Did you know that a part time employee in WV (20 hrs a week) can get a pension? That is where the pigs park their cousins and party workers so they do not have to follow any rules.Anyone who has to test or qualify for a job is working, those who do not are connected and never went there to work. There are partimers with full benefits

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Jun-30-13 12:42 AM

The state and federal workers include all of the politicians need to lower their wages and benefits to that similar of the AVERAGE private sector job. Not the BEST paying ones.

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Jun-29-13 8:52 PM

Now is the time to start cutting state jobs. Too many political jobs are getting pay for doing nothing. Then they come up with this Home Rule so the cities can tax. The taxpayer is broke and he cannot pay no more.

Stop with all the fancy fields of dreams, Taj Mahal schools and wages in the public sector that are far higher than the private sector.

Remember pension broke the back of the private sector and it is slowly doing this to the public sector.

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Jun-29-13 1:46 PM

The decline of coal will aggravate both areas: income tax and sales tax. Meanwhile Medicaid costs will increase as will unemployment. WV has done very little to diversify. Things will get much worse now.

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Jun-29-13 8:49 AM

if our great politicians weren't such industry killers we wouldn't be in this shape.the wood,gas and coal industries should be booming.the only reason that this state is broke is because of these politicians.they have raided the coffers for years.when election time comes around watch out for the many lies from the incumbents.

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