Embattled PA Governor Tom Corbett signed the annual budget bill several days late, line-item vetoing some appropriations for the Legislature, instructing them to fix the state employee pension system. He did so in style.
It pains me greatly that Corbett will probably lose re-election. And while he can certainly be blamed in part for poor relationships with the legislative leaders, the cold hard fact is that the Legislature deserves an unambiguous middle finger.
They have not passed pension reform.
They have not passed liquor privatization, or even “modernization”, the near-beer version of de-Sovietizing our idiotic laws regarding the sale of alcohol.
This is, by the way, and ostensibly Republican-controlled Legislature.
Heaven forbid they enact Paycheck Protection, one of the only things that could blunt the institutional power of the commie labor unions that really control this state.
I know the legislators are pissed. I know they can’t wait until Tom Wolf is Governor so they can raise taxes and spend until the cows come home, and go on pretending that nothing is wrong.
Word of warning to the NRCC – watch for collateral damage. Case study: Melissa Hart.