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20 July 2014 0 Comments

Infuriating Republicans Authorize More Pennsylvania Debt

 The debt burden affects everyone in Pennsylvania, directly and indirectly, although it is the Forgotten Taxpayer who works, saves and invests who pays. More government debt means less productive, job creating growth   Bbillions of Borrowing for Roads and Highways over and above the $7.3 to $7.5 Bbillion over 5 years from Act 89 of [...]

20 July 2014 0 Comments

2014 the 100th anniversary of home air conditioning.

Charles Gilbert Gates was the first American to have air conditioning installed in his private residence. Air Conditioning was invented by Willis Havilland Carrier, a secular saint in my view.     Charles Gilbert Gates  The first US air conditioned residence   Willis Haviland Carrier, engineer and innovator   Cui bono? Who benefits from the [...]

20 July 2014 0 Comments

Kathleen Kane’s Incompetence v. Republican Fecklessness 2016

 It appears that Kathleen Kane is in over her head. Her credentials were thin to begin with but she wasn’t tied to Corbett the way that Dave Freed was. Kathleen Kane may well be unqualified to be AG.  Let us see what happens to the Turnpike “pay to play” case  and to the Spanier, Schultz [...]

20 July 2014 0 Comments

Personnel is Policy: Tom Corbett, Acting Sec. of ED Dumaresq and the PSEA

Corbett’s cordial relationship with teachers’ unions tells us why K-12 unionized, government bureaucracy cost so much. (Hat tip to Pennsylvanians for Union Reform  and Jim Panyard  for this  27 August  2013 report. The PSEA has been the most well-financed and very effective opposition to pension finance reform. Personnel is Policy: PSEA’s person is Pennsylvania Secretary [...]

20 July 2014 0 Comments

The Five Year Cost of Act 89 of 2013 — What Republicans Imposed

The cost of the Republicans’ Act 89 of 2013 is tax of $7,307,000,000 is $7,584,000,000 on motorists and truckers in Pennsylvania. See page 9 chart of Fiscal Note of the House Committee on Appropriations       

19 July 2014 0 Comments

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Endorse Democrat Tom Wolf and 18 Republicans: Naming Names

What does this tell us? We recall that liquor business continues to be owned and operated by the state and the pension finances have not been reformed.         Mike Vereb Montgomery County Republican Committee is financed by Democratic Union.   “Altogether, 18 State Rep. and 5 State Senate GOP nominees won the AFL-CIO [...]

18 July 2014 0 Comments

Philadelphia Not Small Business Friendly

Philadelphia is not small business friendly. These petty, and no so petty, harassments are endlessly depressing to growth.   wait…it’s for the children   

17 July 2014 0 Comments

Pennsylvania’s Gimmicky Budget

“An approximately $29 billion state government operating budget under negotiation in the Legislature is likely to be based on a fast-growing amount of one-time cash items to avoid the prospect of a tax increase that would split the House’s and Senate’s Republican majorities. The one-time items — derided by critics as gimmicks — include raiding [...]

16 July 2014 0 Comments

Republican Dave Reed’s Five Votes for Welfare to the Wealthy

    County Representative Dave Reed’s Five (5) Votes for Welfare to the Wealthy.  District 62 Map  Republican, serving Indiana County (Part) Leadership Majority Policy Chairman Member of the House  2003 to date   Penna. House Republican Leadership THE RECORD IS THE RECORD. This is the record as reported by the General Assembly itself.   Republican Representative David M. Maloney voted YEA to give, that [...]

16 July 2014 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Pensions Pennsylvania Government Spending: What? Me, Worry?

 What, if any, any downside to more government spending, more government borrowing and higher taxes on the private, productive sector? What, if any, is the impact of reducing spending, reducing borrowing and lowering taxes on the private, productive sector? Is there any way to reduce government spending and government borrowing so that higher taxes will [...]