#54521 Nov 24, 2013
#54522 Nov 24, 2013
HARRISBURG - A new taxpayer-paid $53,000 Chevy Suburban was ready for use by Gov. Tom Corbett March 30, the same day Corbett claimed his vehicle was a hand-me-down from Gov. Ed Rendell, which broke down often, state police officials said.
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg ended months of denials by the Corbett administration about the new vehicles in a story published Sunday.
That report cited criticism of the Corbett administration for buying new Chevrolet Suburbans, at $53,000 per vehicle, for Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley and new Chevy Traverses, at nearly $40,000 apiece, for their wives. Those purchases came after candidate Corbett vowed to cut the state car fleet if elected. The four vehicles totalled $185,000, the newspaper reported.
#54523 Nov 24, 2013
Corbett one term governor !!
Another Republicon scamming the tax payers
#54525 Nov 24, 2013
Weird News Corrupt Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett Uses Millions of Taxpayer Money to Privatize State Lottery and Discriminate Against Voters Using the Voter ID Law
HARRISBURG, Pa.Gov. Tom Corbett is being criticized for using millions of dollars in taxpayer money for legal fees.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the Corbett administration spent $6.4 million last year for outside law firms to handle high-profile state cases.
The cases included the privatization of the state lottery system and the voter ID requirement.
The Corbett administration defended the practice.
this guy makes George Bush look like a liberal hippie.
#54528 Nov 24, 2013
Plus corbett might have been given handjobs by jerry sandusky no wonder corbett never went after him..........HAAA!
#54529 Nov 24, 2013
I always figured Corbett and Sandusky tag teamed 2nd mile kids.
#54531 Nov 24, 2013
New Governor, We are only two steps away from Legalizing Marijuana for medical person, This would help with the epidemic of pain killers on the streets and lower crime, and save lives which pain killers is proven to be the reason or stepping stone of Heroin is our young children from all of us Pennsylvanians. The State would definitely profit from the revenue it would bring in. LEGALIZE MARIJUANA and your get my vote,
#54533 Nov 25, 2013
Rape survivor speaks out against Obama for voting present on rape protections bill
The lone rape victim who testified before the Illinois Senate on behalf of a 1999 rape-victim protections bill is speaking out against the lone Illinois state senator who chose not to vote for it: Barack Obama.
I just couldnt believe it.
How could he do that?
Thank God for the other [senators] who voted for it.
They had a heart.
They had compassion that Obama evidently doesnt have,
rape survivor Michelle Eppel told The Daily Caller after recently finding out that Obama was the one non-yes vote.
He doesnt care, Eppel said.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/25/rape-surviv...
#54534 Nov 25, 2013
Shows how tax payer money is used for political favor. Goes way more than it should but theoretically you would expect more from an ex attorney general who supposedly represented the state.
I wonder how much of this new transportation bill is/are no bid contracts or what kind of kickbacks and "bonuses" were exchanged to guarantee the work on both sides.
Time for a third party governor from any party at this point. But the faux Republican and con servative Corbett must be voted or kicked out of office by lawsuit.
#54535 Nov 25, 2013
Rape is evolution. She needs to put down the bible and pick up a biology book.
#54539 Nov 25, 2013
That is just sick. This seems to be typical on what we expect from the left.
#54540 Nov 25, 2013
The one term Governor's corruption scandals ......
Take a peek here:
This is jaw dropping and eyebrow raising !!!
#54541 Nov 25, 2013
And here is an excellent example of politicians protecting each other.
They all know each other. It's intermeshed. It's so bad that in many townships you need a politician's reference just become a trash man/women. They control all the jobs for a reason-favors and controlling the type of individual they want(won't rat and/or is desperate-they can hold the job against them). It's not about qualified or fair. This is why I don't expect much out of Kane because she probably got her start with favors like these as did most other politicians Democrat or Republican in Pennsylvania.
A lot of what goes on would be firable or layoff worthy in the private sector. Actually something would lead to criminal prosecutions.
I can't believe there isn't any cronyism in the transportation including no bid contracts.
Think of state and local level politics like the cold war where they had MAD or mutually assured destruction . By controlling the politics through individuals & hires they know that the hires know how things work. They know they will over look many things. They also know that their hires know the politicians control their jobs and if they do whistle blow they divulge all the stuff they do regularly-it's a case if you rat on me I'll rat on you and we'll be both out of a job.
#54543 Nov 25, 2013
Govwernor of Pa [ R ] Tom Corbett promised NOT to raise taxes while running for office in 2010......
You wonder if people should just stay home and apply for welfare,with gas prices reaching well over 4 bucks a gallon who can afford to drive to work ? Gas prices will likely increase to over 4 bucks a gallon in the spring of 2014 !!!!!!!!!!
Drivers likely will pay a bit more for gasoline but were spared any immediate increase in registration or driver's license fees in the transportation funding legislation signed today by Gov. Tom Corbett.
The legislation repeals the 12-cent-per-gallon tax levied at the pump and shifts gas tax collections to wholesalers by raising the Oil Company Franchise Tax rate and lifting an artificial cap on the tax.
The formula is complicated but will result in a net increase in the state gasoline tax of 9.5 cents per gallon starting Jan. 1; another 9.7 cents for 2015; and at least 8 cents for 2017.
However Mr Corbett gets a state owned car, and his wife too, to jet around Harrisburg with unlimited mileage and a gas card to feed his BIG SUV !!
"I voted down Obamcare because it is just too expensive for the working class"- Tom Corbett September 15, 2012
#54544 Nov 25, 2013
A person driving 12,000 miles a year will see a 47.50 increase. That's at the pump. How much more will we be paying for food ,clothing,building supplies ,etc.,with even higher fuel costs? When you raise the price of gas, EVERYTHING goes up with it. Can anybody figure out yet why there is a mass exodus out of this state? This bill will definitely not help that. The only people Corbett is trying to bring in to PA are oil and gas people. We all get screwed, but the rich and powerful oil and gas people get tax breaks. Perfect. How about taxing the rich people raping our state of its natural resources instead?
Thanks Tom !!~!
#54545 Nov 25, 2013
Calls for 'deep' spending cuts
Stays firm on no new taxes.
February 2013, 2 months later. Gas tax increase and cuts for others.
And what do we get. The highest gas tax in THE COUNTRY
Corbett truly is a fiscal con servative.
#54546 Nov 25, 2013
A gallon of gas will most likely be $4.00 @ gallon by next May without added PA gasoline tax..........just in time for families to plan their vacations,,,,,,,,,,but since the gas tax which will be tacked on of at least 9-12 cents a gallon more,( Thanks Tom Corbett !) well people will have to fill their bathtubs up and throw some sand at the foot of the tub and just tell the kids ,,,,"Here's where your vacation will be, we cant afford to drive to the beach" !!!!
Now where is that air compressor at so we can blow up this raft?
#54547 Nov 25, 2013
Corbett stays firm on promise to not raise tax !!
HARRISBURG - At a time when some Republicans in Washington are softening their no-tax pledges, the top Republican in Harrisburg is doubling down on his.
"I'm not going to increase taxes ," Gov. Corbett said Thursday to a small group of reporters in his Capitol office. "We'd chase every business out of Pennsylvania."
On taxes, Corbett remained true to his 2010 campaign pledge, saying he would not impose new levies even as the state confronts dual crises in public-employee pension obligations and transportation funding - both with multi-billion-dollar price tags.
#54548 Nov 25, 2013
You're brain is infected with malicious software. Its called jimmy D-mints Club for Growth...this is the source of your mind debilitating malware..
Keep up the good work....
#54549 Nov 25, 2013
In recent weeks, several Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have distanced themselves from the no-tax pledge, crafted by Americans for Tax Reform founder Norquist, that they signed years earlier. They say they still oppose raising tax rates and hope to increase revenue by capping deductions and closing loopholes.
Corbett, who signed the same pledge, said taxes are not the only way to finance big-ticket projects. He mentioned public-private partnerships for transportation, such as dedicated toll lanes on heavily traveled roads or bridges. He noted that Virginia and other states already have so-called HOT (high-occupancy toll) lanes. Depending on the state, those high-speed lanes are open only to drivers with two or more passengers - or those who pay a toll.
In the nearly hour-long interview in his office with its mahogany paneling, tapestry curtains, and portraits of governors past, Corbett touted his efforts to bolster the business climate and create jobs. And once again he defended his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse investigation when he was attorney general. "Did it get done as fast as we'd like? It never gets done as fast as we'd like. This is not CSI, where they get things done in 24 or 48 hours."
Corbett has said he would likely agree to meet with investigators if Attorney General-elect Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, moves forward with her promised probe of the case. Sandusky, a former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach, is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence for molesting 10 boys.
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