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Thursday, April 03, 2008

$13 Billion capital budget flies under radar

The $12.7 billion in borrowing for the state Capital Budget has become a hot topic on GrassrootsPA. Otherwise, it has merited a blurb in the Patriot News, and a Capitolwire story for insiders.

We hope that our news release will shed some light on the behind-the-scenes process of the capital budget.

I should also note (we left this out of the new release), that the two "no" votes were by Senators Eichelberger and Folmer. Eichelberger discusses the capital budget on his blog.

2 comments:

One angry citizen said...

I don't know how much longer the tax paying citizens will be able to foot the bill. Although we live in a place where we have the best form of government and the greatest opportunities to succeed, I think our politicians are going to drive our way of life into extinction. We will soon be a third-world country. Today politicians aren't that different from the third-world dictators who build monuments, highways and shrines to honor themselves. If you think the day isn't coming where you will end up in prison or indebted to them for life, think about what happens if you don't pay taxes so they can build temples to themselves. If these idiots would read any of the writings of our Founding Fathers they would realize the error of their ways.

Let us not forget our responsibilities to ourselves and our children...

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -Thomas Jefferson.

Anonymous said...

The Republican Senators in Harrisburg (except for the fabulous duet of Folmer and Eichelberger) should be strung up by their heels. They are cut from the same digraceful cloth as most of the RINO's in Washington. They, not the Dems, are ruining this State and this country. This "get reelected" fund could be used to retire debt, reduce/eliminate property taxes, repair the infra-structure. The Republican Party is at it's lowest ebb ever and the time is right for the emergence of a third party. I'm read to join.

Stan Alekna