Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Take John Baer's Quiz On Pennsylvania's Leaders

Take John Baer's pop quiz about Pennsylvania leaders and the way they spend our/your money featured on It's an easy true or false test.

Here are the first three:

1) The Legislature doled out $3.7 million in questionable staff bonuses and paid (so far) $6 million in legal fees and expenses related to an investigation of the bonuses. This $9.7 million is just about the annual cost of operating Scotland School for Veterans' Children in south-central Pennsylvania (attended mostly by Philly kids), scheduled to be closed in June to save money.

2) This same $9.7 million in tax dollars for bonuses and lawyers (so far) is more than it costs to run the Scranton School for the Deaf, founded in 1880, serving more than 100 students, also scheduled to close to save money.

3) The $3.7 million in questionable bonuses, some in the five-figure range, is more than the cost of the Governor's Schools of Excellence, a program offering free study to outstanding students in a state that is last among the mid-Atlantic states in per capita college degrees. The program is slated for elimination to save money.

There are ten questions in all. And Todd Eachus wanted Tom Corbett to resign as Attorney General exactly why? Because the AG in Virginia did. Was the AG in Virginia in the midst of a hugh corruption probe of his state's Legislature when he proclaimed he would resign? By the way just a point of order Mr. Eachus. If you checked on the AG spot in Virginia you would find that no AG in Virgina has served for more than three years over the last thirty years. Wag the Dog, Wag the Dog, Wag the Dog.

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