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Horrendous PA Budget: It’s Groundhog Day…Again
Freindly Fire Zone ^ | 6 July 2010 | Chris Freind

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 it’s one from which we can’t awaken, relieved that it was all a bad dream.

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Give Rendell and the legislature credit where it’s due. If nothing else, they’re consistent.

Collectively, they haven’t 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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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: budget; pa; rendell
Ed Rendell has ruined PA.
1 posted on 07/07/2010 8:20:21 AM PDT by grace522
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To: grace522

It will take years to rid ourselves of the Philthadelphia plague. I hope Corbett is ready to go on day one.


2 posted on 07/07/2010 8:30:56 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: grace522

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.


3 posted on 07/07/2010 8:35:22 AM PDT by Claud
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To: grace522

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.


4 posted on 07/07/2010 8:39:43 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: Claud
As bad as things are now here in PA, there's nothing that could coerce me to go back to NJ. Lived in Camden County for 4 years while going to school in Philly, and have no reason to ever return to NJ or Philly.

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."

5 posted on 07/07/2010 8:41:30 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: grace522

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.


6 posted on 07/07/2010 9:09:16 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: grace522

The Philly cops I’ve met all say he’s been a queer since his D.A. days.


7 posted on 07/07/2010 9:52:37 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Dr. Brian Kopp

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.


8 posted on 07/07/2010 10:40:16 AM PDT by Claud
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