22 October, 2014

Congratulations, West Virginia, In 2 Weeks You Elect Congress Members And A US Senator Who Promise NOT To Do What We Desperately Need Them To Do

West Virginia is only weeks away from electing a brand new US senator and electing or re-electing US Congress representatives and, I'm sad to say, they are all looking earnestly  into the camera and promising not to do the very thing we desperately need them to do. They are promising that they will not change West Virginia's way of life. That's a shame. West Virginia desperately needs elected leaders who will tell us the truth about why we can't attract business, why we are one of the few states with a declining population and why we lead the nation in bad things like smoking and obesity and why we lag behind in good things like the college graduation rate. 

We're losing population and failing to attract business investment precisely because our way of life needs to change. For that to happen, we need politicians with the courage to refuse to validate the way of life that our children and grandchildren flee and businesses avoid. 

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