Gov. Corbett finally met with the press and acknowledged he’s facing a $4 billion budget deficit. Good luck if you rely on any state services. You know, roads, bridges, a justice system which keeps violent criminals off your streets, parks, offices of aging and youth services, sheriffs to guard the courts, state police, etc.
President Obama’s new budget will slash funding for LIHEAP which keeps millions of people from freezing to death in winters. I suppose these past two mild winters convinced the Prez this is no longer needed.
Republicans in Congress are developing their own cuts which would critically hurt many programs including NPR. This actually makes sense because public radio is one of the few places where one can still get news rather than celebrity gossip. The less we know about what they’re doing in Washington the better for the GOP.
The VP was in Philadelphia yesterday to announce a high speed rail program. I’d have gone but the timing required me to drive to 30th Street Station in the morning rush hour. I won’t do that for anyone. Unfortunately I don’t have any options for public transit much less being able to take the train. If the Schuylkill Valley Metro were built I’d gladly take that mode of transportation.
Our host for the blog has been sold. Warecorp now owns Soapblox. I have no idea what this may mean for the blog, we’ll wait and see.
Keith Olbermann announced he will begin a new show on Al Gore’s Current TV. I’ll have to see if I get that on our satellite service.
Glenn Beck, still lost in his world of fantasy and unreality, thinks we’re in cahoots with radical Islamists to establish a caliphate in the Middle East because we support the revolutionaries in Egypt. How did we go from supporting democracy under George W Bush to undermining it now? It was all so super to have “freedom on the march” then but not now… I suppose only an extremist foreign policy under a Republican where we invade countries and overthrow their governments to sit new dictators is good but not invading someone and supporting the people’s true call for democracy is wrong? Only in the warped mind of Glenn Beck.