Sometimes I start thinking it might be nice to move back to PA, then I see crap like this.
They'll keep pulling this BS as long as the voters let them.
You'd have to burn the capitol to remove these leeches from the tax base. Sounds like Texas has it right. Don't let them make careers out of it.
What a bunch of scum.
Around here it's
Maybe PA get's what they pay for?
Dumbass union mentality workers & welfare recipients pulling that big D lever and sending slimebags like Rendell to the capitol.
First thing the AH did was raise taxes, then they give themselves a fat raise (which will be a pittance compared to the kickbacks from the casinos)
Grade A scum.
Any raises should have to be passed by a majority in a referendum.
Tell me about.
I have to live here.
Must be nice to be able to vote in your pay raises...who else in this country gets that luxury, other than elected officials?
One of the reasons I have no problem with most elected officials getting the czar treatment....
The democrat law-makers in PA who voted against the pay raise got the shitty end of the stick.
And Texas state legislators only get paid every other year... because our constitution only allows them to meet every other year.
That's no different than the Pennsylvania gun owner who pulls the D lever all the time and just gives an extra 10 bucks to the NRA.
Which allows fights to brew a good while before they're back in legislation
I hate government.
That is true. All of their (D's who voted against the raise) committee chairmanships were revoked right sfter the vote was taken.
Note that DeWeese & Veon (BIG D's in Harisburg) are 100% PRO-trial attorneys
LIST OF THIEVES
Budget NO / Pay Raise YES
Smith, B. (R-York)
Budget YES / Pay Raise YES
Evans, D. (D-Philadelphia)
Evans, J. (R-Erie)
Keller, W. (D-Philadelphia)
Miller, S. (R-Berks)
Smith, S. (R-Jefferson)
Stevenson, T. (R-Allegheny)
Taylor, E. (R-Chester)
Taylor, J. (R-Philadelphia)
Williams, A. (D-Philadelphia)
Williams, C. (D-Montgomery)
Organization trying to throw them OUT!!!
Pass the LIST OF THIEVES on to everyone you know and VOTE THEM OUT!!!
It's called a kleptocracy.
Just read this morning. Of the 27 legislators who voted "NO" on the pay raise.....27 will take the pay raise. With the excuse of using it for charitable contributions or "not taking the raise will not do my district any good."
They have grown to fat and happy! They take a third of my income and they spend it where I don't want it spent. And then tell me that they are the ones making the big money decisions.
Senator Gerald Lavalle has issued a statement indicating his office will no longer entertain any more questions on this subject.
It's all about "ME" ! The whole country has become "How much am I gonna get out of this"
Nice. Good thing the 'common man' can still afford rope.
+1 Former Pennsyltuckian here too.
Of course the DID vote for that assclown Rendell...(well Filthadelphia and P-Burg did anyway.)
List those 27 and add them to the LIST OF THIEVES and circulate it to everyone in PA you know.
Not only run these fuckers out of office, but boycott their businesses and let their clans know what POS they are.
Their per diems and car allowances and everything else is nothing but outright raping of the taxpayer.
Print the list and print it again when elections come around again. Hand them out at the polling places.
Throw them out of office.
Pretty F*&^%$# pathetic in my book.
I wish we had that.
Anyone notice that the fuckers did it at 2AM on July 7th ???
If that's not the sneakiest underhanded crooked-assed cocksucker move, I don't know what is...
$20.5M / 253 = $81,027
$11.9M / 120 = $99,166
Talk about a play on words.. they make it sound as if the members are being paid TWICE as much as CA legislators, from "the nation's most populous state"
And by the way, if CA is much more populated than PA, why does PA need nearly twice as many legislators?
Government is a necessary evil, and they add to the problem.
Here in Kali-fornia, the legislators have insulated themselves from the politcal stigma of giving themselves a pay raise by assigning this task to a bipartisan "commission" with the purpose of studying and recommending Cali legislator's salaries by studyng what states pay their legislators.
"You vote yourselves salaries out of the public funds and care only for your personal interests; hence the state limps along". - Aristophanes
What did you expect from a state that is half-runned by the mob and the other half by the unions?
Likely because in CA the population is cenetered around the major cities, with unpopulated deserts in between. PA has two major cities but a large number of minor cities, towns, townships, and evenly spread out rural communities.
Article in the Philly Inquirer called for a lawyer to start impechment procedure against the whole group. Sound idea and seems to be in the state constitution. Would love to see it happen. Next election it will be out with old in in with the new, whoever that may be!