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Justice Defends Acceptance of Pandemic Relief Money

July 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Billionaire West Virginia Governor Jim Justice's family businesses received at least $11.1 million from a federal rescue package meant to keep small businesses afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Justice, a Republican, is considered to be West Virginia's richest man through ownership of dozens of coal and agricultural businesses, many of which have been sued for unpaid debts. At least six Justice family entities received the Paycheck Protection Program loans, including the governor's lavish resort The Greenbrier, as well as The Greenbrier Sporting Club, an exclusive members-only club linked to the resort. Justice acknowledged last week that his private companies received money from the program but said he did not know specific dollar amounts. At a news briefing Monday, Justice again said he was unsure of the dollar amount but added that he pushed for companies to take advantage of any federal virus relief programs…

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15 Responses to “Justice Defends Acceptance of Pandemic Relief Money”

  1. July 08, 2020 at 5:30 am, Ron said:

    What!! A politician lining his pockets with government money that should go to the really needy how shocking.

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    • July 08, 2020 at 6:35 am, Mark said:

      > But the saddest part is is that the moronic public will RE-ELECT all these crooks AGAIN! (BOTH PARTIES TOO!)

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    • July 08, 2020 at 9:24 am, David said:

      Did he do something illegal? Or did he just take advantage of a big government give a way? Not saying he should have but if Congress didn’t put restrictions on the money who is at fault? Congress is great at giving away our money! >

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      • July 08, 2020 at 1:52 pm, Jay said:

        Justice is a billionaire. He owns the Greenbriar Resort. FYI, a billion is 1000 X 1,000.000.

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        • July 08, 2020 at 1:52 pm, Jay said:

          Opps, period should have been a comma 1,000,000

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  2. July 08, 2020 at 10:02 am, mac said:

    I don’t understand all of the complaints. I received my stimulus check of $11.1 million, didn’t everybody?

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    • July 08, 2020 at 11:26 am, Jeff said:

      > Ha ha ha!!!!

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      • July 08, 2020 at 11:27 am, Jeff said:

        > That’s a good one!

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    • July 08, 2020 at 1:54 pm, Jay said:

      But Justice hates Obama so all is well.

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  3. July 08, 2020 at 1:51 pm, Ron said:

    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.when will people stop apologizing for billionaires.

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    • July 08, 2020 at 2:17 pm, mac said:

      > He is just a hard working guy who acquired his billions tens of millions at a time.
      Gotta admire his initiative. He pulled himself up by his Gucci bootstraps.

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      • July 08, 2020 at 4:35 pm, Jay said:

        A rising tide lifts all luxury yachts.

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      • July 09, 2020 at 6:06 pm, hollywood said:

        I like the story about all the law suits brought against him for failure to his bills.

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        • July 09, 2020 at 6:07 pm, hollywood said:

          Pay his bills that is.

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