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W.Va. to query public on future road funding

There are 43 comments on the NewsandSentinel.com story from Jun 26, 2013, titled W.Va. to query public on future road funding. In it, NewsandSentinel.com reports that:

West Virginians can soon weigh in on state roadways and how to pay for building, repairing and maintaining them, both online and at a series of public hearings around the state.

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Hagatha May

Orlando, FL

#21 Jul 7, 2013
Possums, the roads there are fine for you. We detest driving our luxury automobiles on them when we visit, but alas it's only for a short visit to our estate there. However, for the "locals" the roads are just fine for their pickups and 1980's cars. You people have the trailer mentality and can survive anything, so deal with it. Your families have dealt with outhouses,drugs,alcoholism,dep ression,unemployment,governmen t aid,inbreeding,STD's,incest and on and on. So why the stir over the state of your roads? The infrastructure of the entire state is badly in need of repair or replace. Charleston,the capitol, is a very depressing area. When we arrive in Wrong Turn country via I-77 from the south we are greeted by shacks along the river in Charleston. Bluefield, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Huntington or any other place there is no better. I would suggest you all try to get an education and a job and try to improve your sad state of affairs. TaTa for now Lady of Quality ps So glad we are living here in a lovely place where people can read,write and maintain employment. Even our "domestics" are required to have a high school diploma and at least a two year degree. We have employeed applicants from WV but only for "outside" work as gardners and for pool maintaince. We would never entertain the idea of allowing them to work inside as servers or maids.
Jeff

Mount Hope, WV

#22 Jul 7, 2013
Mr_h wrote:
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Think you 2 need to read a newspaper or watch some news something beside Fox News.... Might do you some good to get informed instead, of crying and name-calling when people want to voice their opinion....
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what with the name-calling??? just like someone to name call... make your own-self look like a dumbass....
Don't read what someone else or keep up with things... you probably one of those who don't even remember 10 or 12 years ago....
Facts are facts money was there for the road... EARMARKS then Bush came with his WMD story which turn out to be the biggest lie... these EARMARKs was moved toward the war a war that we didn't need....
Read a newspaper from then maybe it might do you some good doubt it thou, seem like you have some problems...
I would like to see your proof the money for the road was diverted to the war. I went to the link you provided, and the money that was appropriated was spent on what has already been built. The road that is yet to be built has not been funded, or has found any funding. And the projected cost is 20 million a mile, that was estimated a few years ago. If you look at the link, and then google some more on the highway, it looks as if there is growing opposition to the plan. Besides, you keep blaming Bush, what has this administration done, or the democratic leaders of this state for the last couple of decades?

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#23 Jul 8, 2013
capitalist pig wrote:
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Think you too can call yourself a dumbass.
LOL... You can call yourself an imposter, dumbass:)
nemesis

Charleston, WV

#24 Jul 8, 2013
It's a waste of money to build highways, and let over-loaded Coal trucks tear them to shreds. That's the way it's been done here for years. And, awarding paving contracts to companies that put asphalt on as thin as a pancake doesn't help either.
Hagatha May

Orlando, FL

#25 Jul 8, 2013
nemesis wrote:
It's a waste of money to build highways, and let over-loaded Coal trucks tear them to shreds. That's the way it's been done here for years. And, awarding paving contracts to companies that put asphalt on as thin as a pancake doesn't help either.
Possum, how right you are. The coal and construction companies would be the only ones to profit. Yes the overloaded coal trucks do tear up the roads for the rest of you. We have traveled extensively in WV, it's a lovely state, however the infrastructure is in need of repair badly. Hillbillies unite and demand more from your tax dollars. Too many passive people is not necessarily a good thing. Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Start petitions, get signatures and demand the state make some meaningful improvements. TaTa for now Lady of Quality
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#26 Jul 8, 2013
Shootist wrote:
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LOL... You can call yourself an imposter, dumbass:)
glad you picked up on that. dont know why someone wants to use my name.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#27 Jul 8, 2013
Jeff wrote:
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I would like to see your proof the money for the road was diverted to the war. I went to the link you provided, and the money that was appropriated was spent on what has already been built. The road that is yet to be built has not been funded, or has found any funding. And the projected cost is 20 million a mile, that was estimated a few years ago. If you look at the link, and then google some more on the highway, it looks as if there is growing opposition to the plan. Besides, you keep blaming Bush, what has this administration done, or the democratic leaders of this state for the last couple of decades?
He doesn't deal in facts. He is a liberal.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#28 Jul 8, 2013
Mr_h wrote:
Lots of these roads want be fixed in my lifetime by the way it looking.... I'll be lucky if the Coalfield Expressway will probably make it to Welch and thats it... I73 will be 50 years if not more then that in reality...
Cough cough cough.... thinking when ole George W took us over to Iraq put money else.... Hell we need the
jobs here in WV why not make these reality if can???
Right on, lots of projects was mis-funded during the Bush years.
Lots of projects are still mis-funded.
Verdict- very true.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#29 Jul 8, 2013
capitalist pig wrote:
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You really are stupid. The money was never there for those roads.
You liberal fools cant blame George Bush for everything forever, so now you are trying to have a seance to bring back Robert Byrd. Please let him RIP, he was scary enough when he was alive.
Bush is to blame for how the economy hit a down-turn. Robert Byrd did alot of good things for West Virginia such as getting funding even if little or nothing for these roads.
Verdict- you sound more like a Communist Pig!

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#30 Jul 8, 2013
Shootist wrote:
<quoted text> What a load...Too ridiculous to reply to:)
I could write a book on this, but you and the other???I don't know what to call you.. I guess what CP did pretty much covered it :)
Sound like you not much into history or news? Lots of projects budgets was cut when the Iraq War started.
Veridict- read up find the truth.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#31 Jul 8, 2013
The Judge and Jury wrote:
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Sound like you not much into history or news? Lots of projects budgets was cut when the Iraq War started.
Veridict- read up find the truth.
Lot's of project budgets were cut when the Iraq War started?..
Really?..Who would have thunk it...
Who pays for WV roads that I referred to in comment #3?


Look it up, it surely isn't the Feds, and who pays for the interstates running through a particular state?... 90% federal and 10% State...Of course SOME funds may be cut somewhere...
One factor is a decreasing amount of STATE money also because of decreasing taxes from those particular sources they come from.

I guess our little dinky neck of the woods concerning the Coal fields expressway isn't and NEVER has been a top priority for the Feds, has it?

What happened to the fifty billion dollar stimulus money for roads and bridges?....Where are those funds?

I didn't realize Bush started the Iraq war to keep the Coalfields express way and the King Coal job from being built..Thanks for the info.

But I get your drift.. as usual everything from the Japanese Earthquake to the airplane that crashed in San Francisco was Bush's fault ENTIRELY..

I think I'm finally getting tired of trying to explain anything on topix anymore...

Usually it's just one dumbass at a time , now there are thirteen of you, counting your twelve jury members.

Thirteen dumbasses and all of them posting under one name:)

Unbelievable:)

P.S. I've forgotten more history than you'll ever know moron.:)
juipter

Rupert, WV

#32 Jul 9, 2013
The Judge and Jury wrote:
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Right on, lots of projects was mis-funded during the Bush years.
Lots of projects are still mis-funded.
Verdict- very true.
Wars help the economy, just maybe not WV roads!! WV has too many paved roads. With the coal industry fading WV can't keep up all the blame roads. Some will have to go back to gravel roads.
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#33 Jul 9, 2013
The Judge and Jury wrote:
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Sound like you not much into history or news? Lots of projects budgets was cut when the Iraq War started.
Veridict- read up find the truth.
You are the one who needs to read and quit spewing stupid lies and misinformation. the federal government grew every year under George W Bush.

So you are either a liar or a damn fool. My vote is for both.

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#34 Jul 9, 2013
Some interesting information on funding the highway, and its increasing cost:

Supporters of the King Coal Highway are once again asking area lawmakers for $66.9 million in federal funds to help create a useable segment of the future four-lane corridor in Mercer County.

That’s the latest estimated cost of extending the local Interstate 73/74/75 corridor from the twin bridges at Stoney Ridge to Route 123 near the Mercer County Airport.

Members of the King Coal Highway Authority met last week in Washington with U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. The group, which included several authority board members from Mercer County, also requested $20 million in federal funds to complete the long-planned interchange of the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway at the Indian Ridge Industrial Park in Welch.

The group also is requesting $140 million for a 5.3 mile section of the King Coal Highway from Mary Taylor Mountain to Buffalo Mountain and $18 million for the Sharon Heights Connection near Gilbert, also in Mingo County. Another $76 million was requested for four segments of the Tolsia Highway.

The coalition requested the projects be considered for funding as soon as additional federal transportation dollars become available. However, the unfortunate reality of the situation is that it could be some time before additional federal transportation funds are made available. Blame it on a number of factors. The federal ban on earmarks. The sequester. The inability of lawmakers to pass a new, long-term federal highway transportation bill as opposed to the current two-year extension. The continuing partisan bickering in Washington. Or the nation’s troubling debt crisis that makes finding additional federal funds for critical highway projects such as the King Coal Highway and the Coalfields Expressway all the more difficult.

Funny, but this is all NOT under bushes watch.

“HobertC The1Great AwesomeOne ”

Since: Apr 08

Welch WV

#35 Jul 9, 2013
Yeah Bush is not the only one to blame... Congress over the the 12 years... then yeah Obama....
Facts are facts... and acting like you know it all "PIG" don't make you any smarter....
Facts are when the Iraq War started, money for lots of programs education, law enforcement and highway funding, the list goes on.... Money still is being mis-appropriated under Obama....

Read up on it, ask someone who is on the Board of these Highways about the funding over the past 13 years..
So Capitalist Pig maybe you one of the bigger hard-headed idiots then anyone knows on here???
Beavis

Fairmont, WV

#36 Jul 9, 2013
Mr_h wrote:
Yeah Bush is not the only one to blame... Congress over the the 12 years... then yeah Obama....
Facts are facts... and acting like you know it all "PIG" don't make you any smarter....
Facts are when the Iraq War started, money for lots of programs education, law enforcement and highway funding, the list goes on.... Money still is being mis-appropriated under Obama....
Read up on it, ask someone who is on the Board of these Highways about the funding over the past 13 years..
So Capitalist Pig maybe you one of the bigger hard-headed idiots then anyone knows on here???
I think maybe you should avoid politics and stick with the Kurt Angle vs. Sting debate.

“HobertC The1Great AwesomeOne ”

Since: Apr 08

Welch WV

#37 Jul 9, 2013
Beavis wrote:
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I think maybe you should avoid politics and stick with the Kurt Angle vs. Sting debate.
I think you should avoid being a jackass butthead...
capitalist pig

Beckley, WV

#38 Jul 9, 2013
Mr_h wrote:
Yeah Bush is not the only one to blame... Congress over the the 12 years... then yeah Obama....
Facts are facts... and acting like you know it all "PIG" don't make you any smarter....
Facts are when the Iraq War started, money for lots of programs education, law enforcement and highway funding, the list goes on.... Money still is being mis-appropriated under Obama....
Read up on it, ask someone who is on the Board of these Highways about the funding over the past 13 years..
So Capitalist Pig maybe you one of the bigger hard-headed idiots then anyone knows on here???
so people called bullshit on your mindless attacks on Bush so now you are throwing congress and Obama into the mix.
People like you who think you know everything really annoy the hell out of us who really do.

“HobertC The1Great AwesomeOne ”

Since: Apr 08

Welch WV

#39 Jul 9, 2013
capitalist pig wrote:
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so people called bullshit on your mindless attacks on Bush so now you are throwing congress and Obama into the mix.
People like you who think you know everything really annoy the hell out of us who really do.
What really annoys me is "Pigs" like you who don't know nothing....
Please tell me what you know why was funding cut or barely came at all over the past 10 years???
Not True

Lerona, WV

#40 Jul 9, 2013
The biggest reason here in WV is the downturn in revenue from gasoline taxes. WV depends on that for the matching funds. The split is 80/20 and the state can't come up with its 20%. That along with roads like route 35 getting the funds instead of local projects. The reason for the meetings is to come up with a way for our state to raise the money, not how to get it from Washington. As I said earlier, the government is broke. The money ain't gonna come from Washington. If the climate change people have their way, it ain't gonna matter anyway. We'll be walking and burning candles to see at night.

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