Pennsylvania Legislature Taxpayer Friendly? –Elizabeth Stelle and Dawn Toguchi of Commonwealth Foundation report more good news from Tuesday’s election results.
“Republicans achieved historic majorities in both chambers,” they write regarding the Pennsylvania Legislature. “In the state House, Republicans will control 60 percent of the seats for the first time in 70 years. In the Senate, Republicans will field the largest majority of any party in 68 years.”
But that’s not the good news. The good news is that the new Republicans are “taxpayer party” people. This means that real pension reform is more likely to be pushed and not the fake stuff to which the establishment types give lip service and still smother in the night anyway. Really, why should the working class be asked to bite the bullet even more just to save someone’s $477,591 pension?
And maybe we will get rid of the prevailing wage law that jacks up the cost of public projects by 20 percent.
Maybe we can end the automatic deduction of union dues that provide sweet lifestyles for union bosses and, more often than not, fund causes very much against the interests of those providing the bucks.
Hey, maybe we can even stop people from harming children for more money, in other words, ban teacher strikes. You agree that keeping a child from getting an education is harming that child, right?
Pennsylvania Legislature Taxpayer Friendly?