Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Light Bulb Screwing Fail

How many white men does it take to screw up a state budget?  If you're in Pennsylvania, exactly as many as you were stupid enough to elect to the House and Senate.  I suppose this could have been predicted in the wake of the anticlimax that was the budget resolution (BTW, just check out that paradigm of diversity in the accompanying photo):
"Work continued Tuesday on drafting the many pieces of legislation needed for passage of the 2009-10 state budget.

Meanwhile, opposition to aspects of the $27.9 billion budget deal struck Friday is popping up, as it often does after an agreement on a budget framework and before the legislation is written."

Meanwhile, thousands of people and families whose only crime has been to have worked for or needing the services of a non-profit reliant on state funding have gone without lifelines for months, while these geezers think about making a final vote in a couple weeks.

October 2 is when it's going down, I'll wager, and it isn't going to be pretty.  Next year we'll be back at square one, and the Republicans who made this mess in the first place will be crowing about Democratic failure.  The good voters of PA will buy it, of course, and put in some political hack like Tom Corbett who will proceed to raise taxes like Rendell wanted to do anyway, only a year too late, and we'll all suffer the more for it.

It's time to eliminate this legislature and replace it with something that works.

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