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Jim Justice (yes, that's his real name) thinks his state's budget bill is a bunch of BS. At a press conference in Charleston, West Virginia, the governor expressed his dissatisfaction with the proposed budget bill brought forth by state legislators.

"We don't have a nothing burger before us today", he said as he lifted the lid on the first platter showing a burger.

"What we had is nothing more than a bunch of political you know-what", he said to claps and cheers as the dung was on full display.

Justice then proclaimed he'd veto the budget, which WV Metro News reported didn't include his tax increases on sales, businesses and the rich.

Justice accused the legislature of playing politics with the bill, presenting him with an unwise document in the hopes that he would veto it.

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Justice says the bill would weaken longstanding safeguards and the state needs to ensure providers have current clinical knowledge. "If we're this way, you know what we'll get done?" It also would apply $90 million from the state's rainy day fund to close a projected budget deficit.

The veto means the Legislature will have to be called into special session to pass a budget. It is that, as written, the measure can not become effective until July 8 - a week after the fiscal year begins.

"I'm saddened that the governor has chose to throw our state into uncertainty and put fear and worry into the hearts of thousands of hard-working West Virginians because he didn't get his tax increases", Armstead said.

Justice attempted an eleventh-hour deal with the Republican-controlled Senate to pass a different version of the budget, but it didn't get through the House.

Only this time the poop-fueled argument was for more government ... "I truly believe tax reform is a bold way to move West Virginia forward, and I hope we will have the support of the House of Delegates and the governor to achieve this goal".

  • Myrtle Hill