Friday, October 9, 2009

Groundhog Day- Budget Impasse Finally Over

Headline from September 18, 2009

Pa. budget deal ends impasse with cuts, taxes

Headline Ocotober 9, 2009

Pennsylvania Legislature sends $27.8 billion budget to Gov. Ed Rendell for enactment

Just like the movie "Grounghod Day" the same events just keep happening over and over and over.

In philosophy, Groundhog Day has been considered a tale of self-improvement, to look inside oneself and realize that the only satisfaction in life comes from turning outward and concerning oneself with others rather than concentrating solely on one's own wants and desires

When Pennsylvania Leadership gets its head out of its ass and realizes it works for the people, not the other way around. Children in daycare, the hungry, the elderly, the poor, and the challenged will not endure the suffering caused by these men and women behaving irrationally. They not only deserve but actually earned all of the media bashing that has and will occur over taking 101 days to reach a deal.

DemocracyRising sees a constitutional convention on the horizon to examine shrinking the size of the legislature as well as whether it should be full time or part time. Bonusgate has proven it really is a part time legislature. The impasse has proven that its size cannot get the job done.

Nathan Benefield over at the Commonwealth Foundation opines that is about time to have "An Honest Debate About State Spending."

The Daily Review called Pennsylvania's Ineffective Leadership a Disgrace." That was at day 65.

One comment from that editorial.

A bipartisan group, a majority, in the PA House has brought forward a budget. The group includes Republicans and moderate Democrats from all across PA. This budget could pass the PA Senate, as well. But the radical ultra-liberal Democrat leadership in the PA House will not bring the bipartisan budget to a vote. They will not allow House members to vote. Their reason: they know the bipartisan budget would pass, and it does not include sufficient new taxes and spending to satisfy the liberals.

It will be hard for Eachus, McCall, and Evans to explain their role in this disaster. However, it will remain to be seen whether public sentiment will last until the next election. The leadership should not be suprised at a Veon Style repeat where unexpected election results were not a lesson learned.

You can say what you want but AG Corbett arrested a Republican first for actions as described in the Bonusgate indictments. Nobody listened to him. If history repeats itself the legislature will not listen to the Veon outster over the pay raise scandal.

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