Monday, July 5, 2010

Tom Corbett: Goes with what he Knows

Elections news:

HARRISBURG — With state government facing multibillion-dollar deficits, Attorney General Tom Corbett won't be able to keep his promise not to raise state taxes if he's elected governor, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said today. (Trib, Brad Bumstead)

...and that's coming from a fire-breathing Republican.

If Pileggi is right, the next governor would have to cut almost one out of every five dollars from the budget just for the state government to stay afloat in 2011-12. Corbett is not saying yet where those cuts might fall. (AP, via Trib)

"This kind of 'Read My Lips' crowing is great when you're trying to collect votes -- but frankly the breadth of the ignorance involved here scares me in someone who is supposed to know something about Pennsylvania's budget." Is what I would say if I were running against Mr. Corbett for something.


  1. Maybe you know this and don't care, or maybe you don't know this, but because your blockquote style is white or yellow, your blockquotes are entirely invisible when viewing your blog through Google Reader (or, presumably, many other RSS aggregators). Again, maybe you're OK with that, in which case, carry on -- but if not, you might want to look into an alternative that leaves your posts easily-read in spaces outside the blog itself.

  2. WHOA, I did not know that Jim, thank you! Of course, I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it right now, I just grew accustomed to the dark blue background...

  3. I like the blue. This is the only blue blog I read, so it stands out.

  4. Something borrowed, something blue. The glitch will be solved prospectively.

  5. Time machine broken again?

  6. Oh I do like the blue too, don't get me wrong.