West Virginia AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, Larry Matheney, wrote an Op-Ed for the Charleston Gazette. He described how the debt ceiling increase was an unnecessary crisis that working families didn’t need. He said that workers need a plan; a plan that creates jobs not a plan that increases the wealth for the “richest one percent of Americans.” He goes on to list the debt that has accumulated over the years where taxes didn’t increase but spending did. “Today we have two unfunded wars, an unfunded Medicare prescription plan and continuing job losses, while many in Congress fight to protect the wealthy and tax-dodging corporations from paying their fair share of taxes,” said Matheney. Read more of Matheney’s article here.