Gov. Tom Wolf this Halloween afternoon came to Media, Pa. to try to get a Philly union boss’ brother elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court but was instead met with a crowd demanding he “sign the budget” and “give us books.”
The Democrat rally held on Veterans Square was probably more than half Wolf opponents. At least 100 persons attended.
One protester from Saint Dorthy’s School in Drexel Hill noted that the children have no textbooks and teachers are mimeographing lessons.
Penn Delco School Director Lisa Esler expressed anger and disgust with the governor’s political actions.
“I don’t think it’s fair or even ethical for state law to require a school district to pass a budget on time, collect our money and then hold the money hostage,” she said.
That’s what your ego has wrought Governor.
The state legislature passed $30.179 billion budget on June 30 that was a 3.6 percent increase over the previous year and would have increased education spending by $100 million.
Wolf vetoed it.
He also rejected a recent proposal to increase education spending by $400 million if he agrees to liquor privatization and pension reform.
He also has refused to use line-item veto power to make changes that he doesn’t want and, most tellingly, arrogantly refused to sign temporary spending measures.
Wherever one stands on the political spectrum one must be ashamed of this governor and his ego-driven agenda.
Attending the rally with Wolf and those seeking local office were the Dem Supreme Court ticket and U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. significantly adding to the embarrassment.
It should be noted that Wolf was the only speaker that got significant grief from the crowd.
Wolf Delco Rally Dem Fiasco As Budget Becomes Issue