MC Hammer

Chambersburg, PA

#54539 Nov 25, 2013
Charles Darwin wrote:
Rape is evolution. She needs to put down the bible and pick up a biology book.
_
That is just sick. This seems to be typical on what we expect from the left.
Tom C

West Mifflin, PA

#54540 Nov 25, 2013
The one term Governor's corruption scandals ......

Take a peek here:

http://www.corbettgate.com/

This is jaw dropping and eyebrow raising !!!
SmokeFilledBackR oom

Bryn Mawr, PA

#54541 Nov 25, 2013
Tom C wrote:
http://casablancapa.blogspot.c om/
Corbett one term governor !!
Another Republicon scamming the tax payers
And here is an excellent example of politicians protecting each other.

http://casablancapa.blogspot.com/2013/05/mayb...

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.
Tom C

West Mifflin, PA

#54543 Nov 25, 2013
Govwernor of Pa [ R ] Tom Corbett promised NOT to raise taxes while running for office in 2010......

WOW !!!!

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 !!

Wonderful !

"I voted down Obamcare because it is just too expensive for the working class"- Tom Corbett September 15, 2012
Tom C

West Mifflin, PA

#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 !!~!
SmokeFilledBackR oom

Bryn Mawr, PA

#54545 Nov 25, 2013
Tom C wrote:
Govwernor of Pa [ R ] Tom Corbett promised NOT to raise taxes while running for office in 2010......
WOW !!!!
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 !!
Wonderful !
"I voted down Obamcare because it is just too expensive for the working class"- Tom Corbett September 15, 2012
June 2010:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/20...

March 2011:

Calls for 'deep' spending cuts

http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/08/news/economy/...

Dec 2012:

Stays firm on no new taxes.

http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-01/news/35...

February 2013, 2 months later. Gas tax increase and cuts for others.

http://paindependent.com/2013/02/corbetts-thi...

And what do we get. The highest gas tax in THE COUNTRY

http://www.empowerpa.org/pennsylvania-one-ste...

Corbett truly is a fiscal con servative.
Sand without Sun and Surf

West Mifflin, PA

#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?
Jerry S

West Mifflin, PA

#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.
The AntiChrist Hunter

Baltimore, MD

#54548 Nov 25, 2013
The BHO Legacy wrote:
NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software
23 november 2013
The American intelligence service - NSA - infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information. Documents provided by former NSA-employee Edward Snowden and seen by this newspaper, prove this.
A management presentation dating from 2012 explains how the NSA collects information worldwide. In addition, the presentation shows that the intelligence service uses ‘Computer Network Exploitation’(CNE) in more than 50,000 locations. CNE is the secret infiltration of computer systems achieved by installing malware, malicious software.
http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2013/11/23/nsa-infec...
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....
Jerry S

West Mifflin, PA

#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.
Jerry S

West Mifflin, PA

#54550 Nov 25, 2013
While he has not formally declared his candidacy, Corbett left little doubt he will run again in 2014. One Democrat, former state environmental secretary John Hanger, this week launched a run for governor, and others are expected to join the field. Corbett said of his tepid midterm poll numbers, "Polls go up and down."

"I feel very good about my prospects for reelection," he said.

He said cutting spending and reining in borrowing might not win him a popularity contest, like a father who "makes you eat your vegetables and go to bed by 11."

But regardless of whether voters give him a second term, Corbett said, he hopes to be remembered as a good steward of the taxpayers' money. "Would I like to leave as my legacy that I left this state in a better fiscal situation than I found it? Absolutely."

Asked if he liked being governor, Corbett said it was different from his old job.

"I jokingly say that as attorney general, 90 percent of the people like you, 10 percent don't," he said, "and they're probably the ones you either put in jail or sued."
SmokeFilledBackR oom

Bryn Mawr, PA

#54551 Nov 25, 2013
Jerry S wrote:
While he has not formally declared his candidacy, Corbett left little doubt he will run again in 2014. One Democrat, former state environmental secretary John Hanger, this week launched a run for governor, and others are expected to join the field. Corbett said of his tepid midterm poll numbers, "Polls go up and down."
"I feel very good about my prospects for reelection," he said.
He said cutting spending and reining in borrowing might not win him a popularity contest, like a father who "makes you eat your vegetables and go to bed by 11."
But regardless of whether voters give him a second term, Corbett said, he hopes to be remembered as a good steward of the taxpayers' money. "Would I like to leave as my legacy that I left this state in a better fiscal situation than I found it? Absolutely."
Asked if he liked being governor, Corbett said it was different from his old job.
"I jokingly say that as attorney general, 90 percent of the people like you, 10 percent don't," he said, "and they're probably the ones you either put in jail or sued."
A good seward of the tax payers money-lol

Sounds like it's time Tommy Boy should be working out his self esteem issues with a therapist and not with the citizens of Pennsylvania. It's also time for the faux Republicans to find another front man for their party in Pa.

Just another pandering pos politician that will not get my vote. I don't vote for con servatives.
SmokeFilledBarac kRoom

Louisville, KY

#54552 Nov 25, 2013
I don't vote for Republicans who act like Democrats either.

If Corbett had a D before his name the libs would be applauding his efforts towards higher gas taxes.

PERIOD !!!
SmokeFilledBackRoom wrote:
<quoted text>
A good seward of the tax payers money-lol
Sounds like it's time Tommy Boy should be working out his self esteem issues with a therapist and not with the citizens of Pennsylvania. It's also time for the faux Republicans to find another front man for their party in Pa.
Just another pandering pos politician that will not get my vote. I don't vote for con servatives.
SmokeFilledBackR oom

Bryn Mawr, PA

#54554 Nov 25, 2013
Pandering Politicians

Corbett can't even hold a promise on one city who already gets around 1/2 the state education budget.

August 2013: Corbett reject Philadelphia's school budget.

http://articles.philly.com/2013-08-15/news/41...

October 2013: Corbett caves. Shut down in progress. Republicans not looking at THAT time. Didn't even get concessions he wanted.

http://mediatrackers.org/pennsylvania/2013/10...

It's bad enough you have the Philadelphia politicians pandering for money by basically using the kids as a threat/extortion. Then you have the poor faux Republican polling. So all of this was reactionary politics on both sides.

One city screams OMG the children then state politicians OMG imminent danger on the roads and bridges they could've funded/were responsible for their decades in office and the con servative governor caves to whims, wishes and demands for votes. The case of the pandering politician.
Independent Voter

West Mifflin, PA

#54555 Nov 25, 2013
SmokeFilledBarackRoom wrote:
I don't vote for Republicans who act like Democrats either.
If Corbett had a D before his name the libs would be applauding his efforts towards higher gas taxes.
PERIOD !!!<quoted text>
FYI I voted against Eddie Swindell ......TWICE! I am an equal party basher.....I am NOT biased,,,,, IMO both parties are corrupt from the present President to past Presidents, down to your local crooked sheriff, mayor and council of every town in this country.... If you looked hard enough I bash Obama on some things and give him credit on others, I did the same with Bush and the rest of the corrupt politicians in Washington.
BBw

Humble, TX

#54556 Nov 25, 2013
Anything BUT a DEMOCRAT!!! They have screwed this nation up bad enough!!
tea bagger

West Mifflin, PA

#54564 Nov 25, 2013
Irelands own wrote:
Three hospitals in rural Georgia had to close because of Obamacare. Many of those in the rural area have had their health insurance increase by 65%!
I thought Obama said that health insurance would go down and you could keep your doctor.....oh that's right......I forgot.....Obama LIED to the American people.
NO link? LMAO......ALL LIES!

Here's the real facts:

Census data shows that Georgia's poverty rate was the third highest in the country in 2010, up two spots from last year, with more than 1.8 million residents counted among the poor.

The only states with higher poverty rates in 2010 were Louisiana and Mississippi.Notice all the states listed above are RED states ?

Why arent the Republicon Congress helping out their states?

They dont care, that's why!! Just look at the Katrina victims under Bush !! Another RED state !

Hospitals in Georgia have been closing down hospitals since the early 90's ( before Obama took office and before Obamacare ) since most everyone is so poor in that state they cant pay for emergency rooms,doctors and unwanted pregnancies. The very rich Republicon congressmen want their votes but wont help their own out.

Why do Republicons hate America so much?

Especially their own voters ?
G Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#54569 Nov 25, 2013
Despite a history of strength and stature in America, the hospital institution is in the midst of massive and disruptive change. Such change will be so transformational that by 2020 one in three hospitals will close or reorganize into an entirely different type of health care service provider. Several significant forces and factors are driving this inevitable and historical shift.

First, America must bring down its crippling health care costs. The average American worker costs their employer $12,000 annually for health care benefits and this figure is increasing more than 10 percent every year. U.S. businesses cannot compete in a globally competitive market place at this level of spending. Federal and state budgets are getting crushed by the costs of health care entitlement programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. Given this cost problem, hospitals are vulnerable as they are generally regarded as the most expensive part of the delivery system for health care in America.

Second, statistically speaking hospitals are just about the most dangerous places to be in the United States. Three times as many people die every year due to medical errors in hospitals as die on our highways — 100,000 deaths compared to 34,000. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that nearly 100,000 people die annually in hospitals from medical errors

Third, hospital customer care is abysmal. Recent studies reveal that the average wait time in American hospital emergency rooms is approximately 4 hours. Name one other business where Americans would tolerate this low level of value and service.

Fourth, health care reform will make connectivity, electronic medical records, and transparency commonplace in health care. This means that in several years, and certainly before 2020, any American considering a hospital stay will simply go on-line to compare hospitals relative to infection rates, degrees of surgical success, and many other metrics. Isn’t this what we do in America, comparison shop? Hospitals closing down because of Obamacare is pure fantasy.

What hospitals are about to enter is the place Americans, particularly conservative Americans cherish: the open competitive market. We know what happens in this environment. There are winners and losers.

A third of hospitals now in existence in the United States will not cross the 2020 finish line as winners.

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/03/onethird-...
G Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#54571 Nov 25, 2013
Fewer Emergency Rooms Available as Need Rises

Hospital emergency rooms, particularly those serving the urban poor, are closing at an alarming rate even as emergency visits are rising, according to a report published on Tuesday.

Urban and suburban areas have lost a quarter of their hospital emergency departments over the last 20 years, according to the study, in The Journal of the American Medical Association. In 1990, there were 2,446 hospitals with emergency departments in nonrural areas. That number dropped to 1,779 in 2009, even as the total number of emergency room visits nationwide increased by roughly 35 percent long before Obamacare was passed into law.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/18/health/18ho...
G Bush

West Mifflin, PA

#54572 Nov 25, 2013
Close to a third of emergency departments closed shop over the past two decades, a new study shows.

From 1990 to 2009, the number of hospital emergency departments in non-rural areas in the USA declined by 27%, according to a study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.

"That's a hefty number, and more than I expected," says study author Renee Hsia, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of California-San Francisco.

Hsia says she and colleagues did a "survival analysis," much like researchers do for breast cancer patients. "In our study, we used the ER as the patient," says Hsia.

They found that the number of emergency departments dropped from 2,446 to 1,779 — an average of 89 closings per year. The figure included only non-rural locations since those in rural areas generally receive special funding from federal sources.

Closings long before Obamacare became law.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/health/he...

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