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 […]

4 January 2014 0 Comments

Pennsylvania TurnpikeTolls driven by Redistributing the Tolls and Corruption

Pennsylvania Turnpike rates jump again beginning 1 January 2014 The Turnpike Tax was imposed by Act 44 of 2007 redistribution of turnpike tolls to PennDOT. Campaign contributions have to come from somewhere. Government contractors are a natural source of revenue for incumbents.  Charges Filed against eight men in Turnpike ‘Pay to Play’ scheme      […]

26 October 2012 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Turnpike Debt Part 3 – Citizens Alliance – Democrats Can’t Be Trusted with Money – Et Tu, Tom Corbett?

CITIZENS ALLIANCE OF PENNSYLVANIA (CAP) advocates for The Forgotten Taxpayer and presents added breadth and depth to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Debt Bomb: Act 44 was proposed as an alternative to privatizing the operations of the Turnpike by big government proponents and the Turnpike Commission. (Ironically, one of the most pervasive arguments against privatization was that […]

25 October 2012 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Turnpike Debt Part 2 – Allegheny Institute Analyzes the Problem

The Allegheny Institute is a think tank located in southwest Pennsylvania, it’s central purpose is to provide detailed and in-depty analysis of situations and issues.    Here is the Allegheny Institute’s analysis of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Fiscal and Debt problems.  In short they are digging themselves a deeper and deeper “financial hole” that Pennsylvania’s drivers […]

24 October 2012 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Turnpike Debt Part 1 – Another Government Monopoly Going Bankrupt – Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

“The Turnpike Commission is now more than $7 billion in debt, this has been a steady rise from $2 billion in 2002 and $4 billion in 2009. This  burden continues to grow, and with the turnpike not required to make payments until 2057 the situation appears dire. “Tolls have more than doubled in the last […]

5 January 2012 0 Comments

Republicans Can’t Be Trusted With Money Part 2: Turnpike Tolls

State Monopoly Capitalists at Penna Turnpike Commission Slam Truckers  with Toll  a $1,200 toll . * Includes supplemental “part-time” toll collectors Spending increases and User Cost increases as Pa. Turnpike workforce decreases about 10 percent since 1999 while traffic, revenues and lane miles are up. BucksCo Republican Establishment Insider Pat Deon, Commissioner   Continuing to serve […]