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Pu00cing Our Country's Financial Future Aheacl of Partisan Politics This week, we had two political proposals in front of us in Washington, both of which would drive the country deeper into debt without solving our long-term fiscal problems. As you might imagine,I am strongly opposed to both. There is not one of you - not a person in West Virginia -- who can understand why politics is trumping: our future fiscal stalility. I don't think there's a person in America who understands why in Washington, we can't come together i on a long-term fix to our problems. And for the life of me, I cannot imagine why our elected leaders -, from both sides of the aisle - are' continuing to play political football with our spending, our debt and our children's futures. I didn't come here  to put the next generation into more debt. I came here to get them out of it. The first of these Wrong-headed proposals was the President's fiscall year 2013 budget, which claims to be balanced, but only if we don't count the exploding interest we nmst pay on our ever-increasing debt. Including interest, there is not a single year that this budget is balanced. At the end of a decade, this budget puts us an additional $6.7 trillion in debt. How does that make sense? This is not the first time I've shared my concerns about this country going down the wrong fiscal track. And I can already hear some folks say: 'Oh, there goes Joe Manchin again, blaming President Obama.' Well, let me tell you, I'm a proud Democrat, but I'm a West Virginian and American first, and I would stand up and speak my mind: whether our President is a Democrat or a Republican. I'm trying to be as understanding and respectful as possible in my critique - but what we're doing just doesn't make any sense to me, and I certainly can't in good conscience try to tell the people of West Virginia any different. The second proposal I strongly opposed last week is the so-called payroll tax cut extension, a policy that has failed to create jobs, will jeopardize Social Security and put the nation deeper in deb t. This (Sngess since I've been here to tell Americans that they didn't have to meet "heir obligations to Social Security, by cutting the contributions we make into this vital program. But as I warned this fall, along with my dear friend Senator Mark Kirk, now we're talking about extending this policy indefinitely - because once something like this is enacted, even an act of Congress can't reverse it. It takes an act of God. I know that going back home and saying we voted for tax cuts is popular, but this is not a tax cut - this is a Social Security cut. Plain and simple. And knowing that we add 10,000 new beneficiaries to Social Security a day, and knowing that last year Social Security took in less than it paid out - how does that make any sense? I voted against the payroll tax cut extension, and I was joined by 35 other Senators who share my concerns. Let me tell you what I do support.. If we are going to address our fiscal, nightmare and stop digging a deeper debt hole, we must have meaningful' tax reform that not only ensures that everybody pays their fair share, but that also strengthens our economy and creates jobs. We already have a template with substantial bipartisan support - split evenly between Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate - that gives us a starting point to move forward. As I have said before, this Bowles-Sinipson framework might not be perfect, but it has more support fron both sides of the aisle than anything else I've seen since I got here. Not only that, it's withstood the test of time better than any other proposal I've seen. To me, it is incomprehensible that the Bowles-Simpson framework is not being used a starting point to move us forward. We all want to put more money in the pockets of hard- working Americans, but we can't accomplish this through a bunch of short-term, Band-Aid solutions that have no long-term effect. Over the course of our history, this nation has succeeded because our parents and grandparents left our country better off than what they inherited from their parents and grandparents. I have said this: I do not want to be part of the first generation to fail to leave the United States in better shape for the next generation. I do not intend to stand by and let party or politics destroy the hopes of the nt generation. And I have urged all of our Congressional leaders -- and our President - to put B -" politics aside and realize one simple fact. Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or Independents, we all belong to the same party. And that party is called America. And we will rise or fall together. May God bless you, and may God bless the great state of West Virginia. @ SUNSHINE TOURS @ 2012 TOUR SCHEDULE Date Tour Per Person Price Mar 30 & 31 Greenbrier ResortJl Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play ..75 Mar 31-Apr 1 Reading & Lancaster, P.&JFactory Outlets ................ 175 Ap,- 1-5 Charleston & Savannah/Southern Springtime ......... 795 Apr 13-15 * Washington, DC/Cherry Blossom Festival ............. 395 Apr 20-May 6 * Great Southwest & California/Grand Canyon .....2,195 Apr 21 Biltmore House/Festival of Flowers ............................ 85 Apr 22-24 Atlantic CitylTaj Mahal/Boardwalk/$25 Coin/3Day...210 Apr 22-26 * Charleston & Savannah/Southern Springtime ....... 795 Apt 23 Greenbner Bunker/Hotel Tour ...................................... 90 Apr 24 * Biltmore House/Festival of Flowers .......................... 85 Apt 24-May 1 Texas/Fiesta in San Antonio ........................... 1,150 Apr 27-May 3 Louisiana Cajun Country/Baton Rouge/New Orleans ....895 Apr 29-May 5 * Branson, MOIAmerica's Music Show Capital. 995 May 3 Greenbrier Resort/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play ._75 May 4-5 "Jonah"[rout PA Dutch Country/Miller's Restaurant.....295 May 4-6 New York CitylSpringtimel"Porgy & Bess". ...... 895 May 5 Greenbr;er Reso[t/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play ..75 May 5 * North Carolina ZoclAsheboro, NC .................... 50 May 8-13 * Tulip Festival/Holland Michigan ..................... 795 May 12 Old Sa em/Reynolda House/Winston-Salem, NC 55 May 12-13 Tangier Island/Monticello/Lunch Chesapeake Hs ._260 May 14-17 Cape May, New Jersey/Victorian Splendor ....... 650 May 14 Billy Graham Library/Stows Botanmal Gardens. 55 May 14 Andy Grjffith's Mayberry/Mt. Airy, NC ............... 45 May 15 Andy Griffith's Mayberry/Mt. Airy, NC ................. 45 May 16 * Shatley Springs Inn/Fresco Paintings ............... 45 May 16-Jun 2 San Francisco & The Pacific Northwest/Yellowstone ........ 2,195 May 18-20 Washington, DC/Our Nation's Capital ............... 350 May 19-20 Baseball/Washington Nationals/2 Games ......... 250 May 20-24 Springtime in Vermont/Trapp Family Lodge ..... 995 May 21-26 Las Vegas/Grand Canon/Sedona/FLY/Land. 1,595 May 26-28 Nashville, TN/Music Cnty, USA ........................... 450 May 29 "All Hands On Deck"lBarn Dinner Theatre ......... 85 Jun 2 Carowinds/Charlotte, NC ..................................... 75 Jun 2-3 Chattaneoga ChooChoo/Tennessee Aquarium 275 Jun 2-3 Tygart Flyer Train/American Music Theatre/Elkins, WV.27S Jun 3-5 Atlantic C;ty/Taj Mahal/Boardwalk/$25 Coin/3Day...210 Jun 3-9 * Niagara Falls, Canada/Montreal & Quebec ... ......... 995 Jun 3-9 ' Branson, MO/America's Music Show Capital ........... 995., Jun 4 Greenbrier Resort/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play ...75 Jun 4-7 Ba seball/Phillles/YankeeslNationals ................. 655 Jun 7-10 * Tall Ships/Opsail 2012/Chesapeake VA ......... 475 Jun 8-10 Philadelphia &Baltimore ................................... 395 Jun 8-10 Washington, DC/Our Nation's Capital ............... 350 June 9 Lowe'sMotor SpeedwaylNASCAR Hall of Fame 75 Jun 13-24 Great Southwest/California/Grand Canyon Land/FLY ........ 1,895 Jun 14-17 Pigeon ForgelDollywood/Gatllnburg/Smoky Mtns ..595 Jun 15-Jul I The Great Southwest & California/Grand Canyon ....... 2 195 Jun 16 "Legally BIonde'TBarter TheatrelAbingdon, VA. 75 Jun 17-26 Nova SCotia & The Atlantic Provinces ........... 1,295 Jun 17-20 Atlantic City/Taj Mahal/Broadwalk/$40 Coin/4Day...275 Jun 17-23 Florida's Walt Disne World/Sea World/Universal...995 Jun 20-24 Kentucky/The Blue rass State ................................. 650 Jun 22-29 * Michigan & Mackinac Island/The Grand Hotel....1,595 Jun 2. = Jul 4 California CoastJLoa Angeles to San Francisco Land/Fly.. 2,395 Jun 28-Jul 7 Canyonlanda FLYILand/"Our Most Scenic Tour". ....... 1,850 Jun 29-Jul 1 * Renfro Valley & Lexington, Kentucky ............. 375 Jul 1-7 Niagara Falls Canada/Montreal & Quebec ........ 995 Jul 1-6 Boston/4 th of'July/Boston Pops/Tall Ships .... 1,395 Jul 1-7 Branson MO/America's Music Show Capital ... 995 Jul 3-11 Hawa /Honolulu/Waikiki ...... ........................... 2,395 Jul 4-Aug 4 Alaska & Canada's Yukon by Motorcoach ..... 4,695 Jul 5 "'Branson on the Road'?Barn Dinner Theatre ..... 85 Jul 6-7 "'Jonah"[Tour PA Dutch Country/Miller's Rest.. 295 Jul 7-21 Alaska & Canada FLY/Land/Northbound ....... 3,795 Ju110-18 Glacier National Park/Yellowstone/Jackson, WY ......... 2,095 Ju111-28 * San Francisco, CA & The Pacific Northwest ....... 2,195 Ju114 Greenbrier Resort/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play ...75 Ju115-18 Baseball/New York Yankees/New York City ............. 690 Ju115-29 Canyonlands "Our Most Scenic Tour"......, ............ 2,195 Ju119 Greenbrier Resort/1 DaylBuffet/$15 Free Slot Play ...75 ,Jul 20-28 Canadian Rockies FLWLand .................................. 2, 095 Jul 20-22 Nashville, TN/Grand Ole OprylGeneral Jackson ...... 450 Jul 20-Aug 3 British Landscapes/Ireland/Scotland/Wales ......... 4,950 Jut 21 Greenbrier Resort/1 DaylBuffeU$15 Free Slot Play ...75 Ju! 22-29 Summer in New England/Martha's Vineyard ......... 1,250 Ju123-Aug 6 Alaska & Canada's YukonlFLYILandlSouthbound ...... 3,795 Ju124 Greenbrier Resort/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play....75 Jul 28-29 Annapolis, MDIInner Harbor ....................................... 295 Jul 31-Aug 9 NORTH & SOUTH Dakota/FLY/Land ....................... 1,895 Aug 3-4 "Jonah"flour PA Dutch Country/Miller's Rest.. 295 Aug 3-5 World's Longest Yard Sale ......................................... 325 Aug 6 Greenbrier Bunker/Hotel Tour ...................................... 90 Aug 7 "'Smoke on the Mountain"lBarn Dinner Theatre. 85 Aug 7-24 San Francisco, CA & The Pacific Northwest.. 2,195 Aug 8-19 Seattle/NorthwestJYellowstone/FLY/Land ...... 1,995 Aug 12-18 Niagara Falls, Canada/Montreal & Quebec ........ 995 Aug 14-17 ELVIS/Tupelo, MS/Graceland/Memphis, TN ..... 550 Aug 18-19 Baseball/Atlanta Bravesl2 Games/Atlanta, G A . 250 Aug 18-19 . Tangier Island/Monticello ................................... 260 Sep I D-Day Memorial/Smith Mountain Lake/Lunch ..... 85 Sep 1 North Carolina Zoo/Asheboro, NC ....................... 50 Sep 1-3 * Nashville, TN/Grand Ole Opry/General Jackson ...450 Sep 3-6 Atlantic City/Taj Mahal/Broadwalk/$40 Coin14Day...275 Sep 6 * Carl Hurley/Jeanne RobertsonCharlottesville, VA ..75 Sep 7-8 * "Jonah"lTour PA Dutch Country/Miller's Rest 295 Sep 7-9 * Myrtle Beach, SC/Fun & Sun/Oceanfront Rooms..395 Sep 7-9 Washington, DC/Our Nation's Capital ............... 350 Sep 9-15 Niagara Falls, Canada/Montreal & Quebec ........ 995 Sep 9-15 Branson, MO/America's Music Show Capital ... 995 Sep 10-15 Las Vegas/Grand CanyonlSedonalFLY .......... 1,595 Sep 12 & 15 Greenbrier Resort/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play....75 Sep 21-23 * Washington, DC/Our Nation's Capital ............. 350 Sep 28-29 "Jonah"lTour PA Dutch Country/Miller's Rest.. 295 Sep 30-Oct 6 New England/Fall Foliage .................................. 995 Oct 1-12 Nova Scotia & New England/Fall Foliage ....... 1 650 Oct 4-24 Austra a & New Zealand/FLY ......................... 8,259 Oct 6 Greenbrier Resort/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play....75 Oct 6 Brushy Mountain Apple Festival ......................... 45 Oct 6-22 Great Southwest & California/Grand Canyon 2 195 Oct 7-13 Branson, MO/Amer ca's Music Show Capital ... 995 Oct 7-13 New England/Fall Foliage .................................. 995 Oct 9,10&11 Cass Railroad/Fall FoliagelLunch..; ..................... 80 Oct 10-24 * Hawaiian Islands/Four Island Tour ............... 3,895 Oct 12 Greenbrier Bunker/Hotel Tour ...................................... 90 Oct 13-14 Cherokee, NCISmoky Mountain Railroad .......... 325 Oct 16 & 17 Shatley Springs Inn/Fresco Paintings ................. 45 Oct 16 & 17 Andy Griffith's MayberrylMt. Airy NC ................. 45 Oct 19-20 "Jonah"lTour PA Dutch Country/Miller's Rest.. 295 Oct 19-21 * Nashville, TN/Grand Ole Opry/General Jackson ._450 Oct 20 Greenbrier Resort/1 Day/Buffet/S15 Free Slot Play....75 Oct 20 Carolina Balloon FestlStatesville, NC ................. 55 Nov 2-4 * Sunshine Tours Family Reunion ..................... 475 Nov 6-8 Atlantic CitylTaj Mahal/Boardwalk/$25 Coin/3Day...210 NOV 10 * ConcordMills/Concord, NC ............................... 45 Nov 10-11 Reading & Lancaster, PA/Factory Outlets ........ 175 Nov 10, 13 & 14 Southern Christmas Show/Charlotte, NC ........ 50 Nov 15 * Southern Christmas Show/Charlotte, NC ......... 50 Nov 15-18 Biltmore House/Smoky Mountain Christmas.... 695 Nov 18-19 Greenbrier Hotel & CasinolOvemighU$20 Cash Back....225 Nov 21-24 New York City/Macy's Thanksgiving Parade ......... 1,095 Nov 23-25 Nashville/Country Christmas/Opryland Hotel .......... 795 Nov 30-Dec 2 * Christmas at Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront Rooms.....395 Nov 30-Dec 2 Nashville/Country Christmas/Opryland Hotel .......... 795 Nov 30-Dec 2 New York/Radio City Christmas Spectacular ........... 950 Dec 1 ".4 Christmas Story'lBarter Theatre/Abingdon VA ..75 Dec 2-3 Colonial Williamsburg/Grand Illumination ........ 295 Dec 2-8 Branson, MO/Ozark Christmas .......................... 995 Dec 3-7 Charleston/Savannah Christmastime ............. ... 795 Dec 4 Biltmore House & Gardens/Christmas ................ 85 Dec 4 * Christmas Lights/Tanglewood Park/Winston-Salem......40 Dec 6-10 * Niagara Falls/Fesival of Lights ....................... 595 Dec 7-9 Nashville/Country Christmas/Opryland Hotel... 795 Dec 79 New York/Radio City Christmas Spectacular ........... 950 Dec 7-9 * Festival of Lights/Wheeling, WV ..................... 395 Dec 11 Grove Park Inn GingerbreadCompetition ........... 75 Dec 12 Christmas Lightsrranglewood Park/Winston-Salem ........ 40 Dec 15 Biltmore House & Gardens/Christmas ................ 85 Dec 26-31 * Florida/Christmas at Disney World ................. 895 Dec 29-Jan 3 Tournament of Rose's Parade/Pasadena, CA ....... 2,195 Prices shown are for Double (2 to a Room) Occupancy. Quad (4 to a Room) and Triple (3 to a Room) Occupancy is Available at a Slightly Lower Per Person Price. Single (1 to a Room) is also available at a Slightly Higher Per Person Price. All Tours Include Roundtrip Transportation by Modern, A/r- Conditioned, Restroom Equipped Motorcoaches. All of our Tour Buses are DVD Equipped and All have Extra Leg Room. All Tours are Fully Escorted and InclucTe" Hotel Accommodations, Baggage Handling at all Hotels and Admission to the Listed Attractions. Cancellation Insurance is NOT REQUIRED on any Sunshine Tour, as we will REFUND ALL PAYMENTS FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER should you find it necessary to Cancel Your Reservation ATANY TIME before the Tour Leaves. @ SUNSHINE TOURS@ 4430 Cleburne Boulevard P.O. Box 2149 Dublin v VA 24084 VA DMV Permit No. 180 ALL TOURS WITH(*) WILL BE PICKED UP IN: BLUEFIELD, PRINCETON & BECKLEY All Other Tours Will Be Picked Up In: Roanoke, Christiansburg/Blacksburg, Dublin, Wytheville & Hillsville FOR A FREE CAT.LOG OF TOURS, PLEASE CALL TOLL FREE: 1-800-552-0022 www.gosunshinetours.com , Tues. March 27, 2012 Hinton News - 7 VACCINE *** If you are between the ages of 19 One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a and 26, with or without insurance, while you come into a situation where you want to, and where nd interested in receiving the you have to, reach down and prove something. Gardisil/HPV vaccirm please call the Nolan ltYan health department at 304-466-33B8. 304-466 -2918 Clinic Located BesMe Hospital ARH Summers County WWwearheorg Jl |