Gov. Ed Rendell Wants Sunoco to Rescind 750 Job Cuts: Governor ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is calling on Sunoco officials to rescind their plan to cut 750 jobs. Full Story
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duh

Bangor, PA

#65 Mar 21, 2009
lets see eddie wants sunoco no to cut jobs but yet eddie wants to give state workers off another 2 days a month unpaid. and then goes and hires a buddy for a nothing position. oh wait i forgot this involves phila. and not the rest of the state. IMPEACH RENDELL he is more reckless then George Bush ever was
American

Allentown, PA

#66 Mar 22, 2009
Government must stay out of industry.
bodacious babe

Columbus, OH

#67 Mar 22, 2009
Rendell is an ass. If he is so concerned about these folks then why don't he give them a state job. Pennsylvania's high taxes will support it and them. Of course, he could allow another increase in the priveledge to work tax to $52 a week instead of the very low bargain-basement rate of $52/year. Pennsylvanians don't mind. They're stupid sheeple and they deserve every tax hike they get.
Neighbor

Easton, PA

#68 Mar 22, 2009
Jefff wrote:
Hey Ed, a company's duty is to its shareholders. Funny you don't want them to layoff, but Pennsylvania's gas tax is one of the highest in the nation.
The state wasn't complaining about record tax percentages taken on gas prices over the last year. But now it's complaining about layoffs?

This strikes me as rather the same as the "We don't want you to smoke, but we are happy to tax you to DEATH if you choose to."

Red REndell is talking out both sides of his mouth, Again. He proposes taxing people and limiting the profitability of companies, then complains when they tighten their belts to avoid pricing themselves out of business.

Economics 101, Ed. People will only pay so much for a product or service. Companies don't pay taxes, they pass them on in the form of price hikes. If you raise taxes sufficiently high, the company will have to cut jobs, or go out of business, to stay profitable. One would think with your long political history, you would understand that.

Wait.. no, it's clear you never have. Hence the annual calls for taxing the rest of the state to pay for Philadelphia's malfeasance and lack of fiscal oversight.
jrk

Allentown, PA

#69 Mar 23, 2009
slc512 wrote:
Ha. My job with the state is safe. I work for welfare and there's no way I'm getting the axe. All you suckers losing your job should go to PA civil service site and test for some sweet state jobs.
Yeah and you also show the mentality of the state workers!
jrk

Allentown, PA

#70 Mar 23, 2009
slc512 wrote:
Ha. My job with the state is safe. I work for welfare and there's no way I'm getting the axe. All you suckers losing your job should go to PA civil service site and test for some sweet state jobs.
And i might add you wouldn't be smart enough to make it in the private sector!
grow up

Harrisburg, PA

#71 Mar 23, 2009
jrk wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah and you also show the mentality of the state workers!
Don’t judge all of us by the comments of one jerk. The office I work at is extremely understaffed and we are all overworked. It is by no means a “sweet state job” as slc512 called his.
PA Pauls

Naperville, IL

#72 Mar 23, 2009
Ed Rendell wants this! Ed Rendell wants that! Who the heck died and made all these liberals Kings of the Country? You've got Obama ranting about executive pay. Every liberals politician out there wants to raise taxes. These people can't even run their own lives let alone run a government.

There is too much power in government right now. It starts on the top where Obama keeps printing money, and the leeches at the state and big city level want to nurse off Obama's "free money".

You see these "Tea Parties" taking shape. Watch out liberals, we're going to take this country back from the government.
spoofproof

Pittsburgh, PA

#73 Apr 1, 2009
He is only concerned with the Philadelphia employees. There were also Sunoco layoffs in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and places in New England. I'm sure he doesn't care about people in those states.
Drew

Allentown, PA

#74 Apr 2, 2009
spoofproof wrote:
He is only concerned with the Philadelphia employees. There were also Sunoco layoffs in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and places in New England. I'm sure he doesn't care about people in those states.
I'm not a fan of Rendell or him interjecting in private business practice but his duty is to his constituency. He should only care about people in his state thats why FL, SC, VA, and others have their own governors.

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