Skip to comments.Horrendous PA Budget: It’s Groundhog Day…Again
Posted on 07/07/2010 8:20:16 AM PDT by grace522
Bill Murray must be furious.
Two decades after the release of his classic Groundhog Day ---- in which a series of events is repeated over and over --- Governor Rendell and the Pennsylvania legislature have trumped him.
The passage of yet another horrendous budget has made our politicians the new poster children for Groundhog Day.
While, ironically, the movie and budget debacle are set in the same state, there is one key difference.
The movie is a make-believe two-hour comedy. But the budget is a tragedy that will play out for decades to come. And its one from which we cant awaken, relieved that it was all a bad dream.
Give Rendell and the legislature credit where its due. If nothing else, theyre consistent.
Collectively, they havent executed a budget on time in ANY of the eight Rendell years.
And each budget is a replay of the year prior: bloated spending, job-crushing tax increases, more bureaucracy, and the preservation of pols pet projects.
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It will take years to rid ourselves of the Philthadelphia plague. I hope Corbett is ready to go on day one.
I never thought I’d say this as a fiercely proud native Pennsylvanian, but I’m kinda glad I’m in the land of Chris Christie now.
The blame for this lies squarely at the feet of Ed Spendell. For the last two years, Republicans have held firm, but fast Eddie’s bully tactics basically shut the government down last year, and brought us to the brink this year. Tom Corbett will be facing a huge problem if he wins in November, because a $5 Billion deficit is already forecast for next year, and he has pledged to hold the line on taxes.
There's a joke around here about an employee moaning about being relocated to Camden. His fellow employee says he lived and worked in Camden for 10 years and never had a bit of trouble. His coworker asks him his job there. The other guy replies, "I was a tail gunner on a milk truck."
Rendell always insists on increasing the budget from the previous year. You can’t do that in this economy. The man has got to be flat out stupid.
The Philly cops I’ve met all say he’s been a queer since his D.A. days.
If I was in Camden Co, I would probably agree. Burlington County is a much nicer area in my opinion....not as much traffic/development. Farms. Small colonial-era towns. It reminds me of Bucks where I grew up.