Today is election day, get out and vote. You can’t complain if you fail to participate.
Thanks to Sen. Toomey for his vote on cloture regarding ENDA. I know he was flooded with calls so thank you to everyone who contacted his offices. You made a difference.
Congressman Jim Gerlach is one of those opposing ENDA in the House. No one should be fired from their job simply due to their real or perceived sexual orientation.
We now have almost 20,000 homeless students in Pennsylvania. Gov. Corbett is failing our children.
Because Gov. Gasbag refused to expand Medicaid for the poor many Pennsylvanians are going to go without needed health care. It is a right because everyone deserves to live. Governors who refused to participate fully under the ACA have contributed to the rollout problems because their residents must go to Healthcare.gov instead of state websites. Another failure by our Governor.
Corbett rolls out his re-election campaign this week in a statewide caravan. Even his fellow Republicans think he doesn’t deserve re-election. No one has the guts to stand and run against him yet however. You can call this campaign trek “Dead Governor Walking.” He’s dead meat in 2014.
I love how the GOP keeps giving us such entertaining national figures about whom we can write. Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz are their latest gifts. Paul plagiarized Gattaca in a speech in Virginia then challenged Rachel Maddow to a duel (if it were still legal to do so) for calling him out on it. Cruz is simply a blogger’s dream figure. His father is even better material.
Food stamps were reduced last week. In a time when failed conservative economic policies have thrown millions of Americans into poverty we shouldn’t be taking food from children and veterans. While I’m against subsiding giant corporations such as Wal-Mart and McDonalds by providing SNAP benefits for their employees because these firms refuse to pay living wages let us not penalize or demonize poor, working Americans.
Donate to your local food pantries to help alleviate the burden.
Seventy five percent of the state thinks pigeon shoots should be outlawed. Senate Bill 510 would make them illegal.
Katie McGinty is supporting Sen. Tim Solobay’s bill for expungement of minor criminal records. If someone stays out of trouble for seven years minor misdemeanors can be expunged. Senate Bill 391 is a good idea.
More bad news for Gov. Gasbag: he’s spent $6.4 million of your tax dollars on outside legal fees thus far. About half of that has gone to consultants for his lottery privatization scheme. At least someone has hit the lottery… The Voter ID law is also costing us bucks. Meanwhile the state spent a million dollars advertising the law when it wasn’t even in effect for today’s election.