Monthly Archives: September 2017


17

Sep 2017

AN ILLUSTRATION OF “CHUTZPAH”

The classic illustration of the Yiddish term “Chutzpah” is the man who kills his parents and then pleads for the court to grant him mercy because he is an orphan.  Perhaps PA Representative Jim Christiana (R. Beaver) should become the new poster child for this term.  Why?  Because he, along with the majority of the Pennsylvania...

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13

Sep 2017

Demand a State Budget That Puts People First

Budget Update The budget situation in Pennsylvania is about to become dire. The General Fund goes into the red on September 15 and will mostly stay there for the rest of the year, which will likely lead to a 12% cut in non-mandatory expenditures. We’re looking at a $1 billion cut in basic education funding...

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13

Sep 2017

TURN PA BLUE

The hypocrisy under which the State House has been operating can be summarized by Representative Dan Moul ‘s (R. Adams) lie that “until and unless every source of reserve is exhausted, we are not asking more of our taxpayers.”   http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation/20170905_ap_b2e7365725f845c9be467b502cb4c137.html   What is wrong with this statement?  Let us count the ways. (1) Taxpayers would be  hurt...

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13

Sep 2017

The Clock is Ticking: Abolish the SRC

On September 14, the School Reform Commission will meet for the first time of this school year. We’ll be there to greet them with a clear message — the time is ticking to vote to abolish the state control of our schools. Last week, after months of talking with the Mayor’s office about why we...

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11

Sep 2017

PA must join RGGI (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative)

Please considering calling or writing Gov Wolf. Use Lou Ann’s letter below as a guide. Dear Governor Wolf, I’m writing to encourage you to lead Pennsylvania in joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and to attend the public meeting in Baltimore on September 25th. In this morning’s New York Times Opinion Page, the lead piece...

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