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Give 'em Hell Tom

"Running against Harrisburg" is a popular strategy. Most modern gubernatorial candidates seeking a first term, including incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett, have "run against Harrisburg." They focus their campaigns heavily toward attacking Harrisburg "insiders" and the ...

Posted on 28 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Privatizing Garbage Deserves Another Look

(July 28, 2014)--As city governments across the nation battle budget issues, the notion of privatizing some services is once again making its way to the fore. Detroit, which is in bankruptcy, agreed earlier this year to contract with two private waste haulers for residential trash and recycling ...

Posted on 28 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Hillary: Not Electable

Despite the aggressive "inevitability" chatter among Democratic money
people, special interests and media, Hillary Clinton will not be the next
president of the United States.

Through her own choice, failures in Democratic primaries or the verdict ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Third Sunset Review of County Government Completed

(July 23, 2014)--Dated June 30th, 2014, the County Manager's sunset
review of County departments and agencies fulfills requirements in
the Home Rule Charter and the County's Administrative Code to analyze
County departments and agencies and determine if there should be
changes--whether ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

PMA Perspective: American Economic Strengths

This week on PMA Perspective

In this episode we examine American economic strengths, but also some looming
threats to our continued prosperity. Carl Marrara hosts a Google Hangout interview with Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Taxing Business Won't Save Students

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington County, is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to Marcellus Shale development. Today, SunnySide employs 15 workers;up from five in 2008;and owner Paul Battista is proud of the
well-paying jobs he provides. Paul told a Congressional ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

PA Bond Rating Downgraded

Moody's Investor Services downgraded over $11 billion in "general obligation" bonds. As an individual's credit rating, a lower score makes borrowing more expensive; that is bad news for taxpayers. According to Moody's:

"The downgrade of the general ...

Posted on 24 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Ridiculing Obama Least Bad Option

"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon." -- Saul Alinsky, "Rules for
Radicals" (Rule 5)

There is no defense for ridicule, no antidote to the sardonic laughter
ridicule elicits.

President Barack Obama's ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 Keep Reading...

Court Ruling Calls Obamacare Mandates Into Question

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John Bouder, 717-671-1901
Individual ~Employer Mandates Called into Question in 36 States

Pennsylvanians May No Longer Qualify for Subsidies on Obamacare Exchange

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. ...

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Structural Deficit Triggers State Bond Rating Downgrade

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John Bouder, 717-671-1901

PA's 'Growing Structural Imbalance' Cited in New Credit Downgrade
One-Time Revenue Sources and Unfunded Pension Liabilities the Cause


Today, credit rating agency Moody's downgraded ...

Posted on 23 July 2014 Keep Reading...

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