Pennsylvania budget proposal cuts maj...

Pennsylvania budget proposal cuts major bridge, road projects

There are 13 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 15, 2011, titled Pennsylvania budget proposal cuts major bridge, road projects. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Gov. Tom Corbett's transportation budget barely keeps up with basic repairs to the state's road system.

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The Bottom Line

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Mar 16, 2011
They are "trying" to maintain the bridges. What more could you "hope" for? Drive carefully!
huh

Spring Grove, PA

#2 Mar 16, 2011
Maybe this will tick people off enough to stop this governor's attempt to take away resources from the working class folks of PA. Gutting education doesn't seem to bother people too much, but once they start hitting more potholes and messing up their precious vehicles with the custom rims and low profile tires, then the poo will hit the fan.
runslamjam

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Mar 16, 2011
Ok, so now everyone has to push their shovel on state projects and not have one guy doing the work, while the eight other guys standing around watching him leaning against their shovel. Great idea to cut back on wasteful spending!!!!
sad situ

York Springs, PA

#4 Mar 16, 2011
runslamjam wrote:
Ok, so now everyone has to push their shovel on state projects and not have one guy doing the work, while the eight other guys standing around watching him leaning against their shovel. Great idea to cut back on wasteful spending!!!!
I agree. It seemed like PDOT in Franklin County was finally doing something useful and good about 8 to 10 years ago, and I even called the manager to tell him I was impressed. Now it seems like they're back to having 20 people stand around doing nothing at work sites, wasting all that money. Their work is awful too-bumpy, very low quality paving, for example. Maybe there is new mgmt at PDOT in Franklin County again. Sure is a shame.
Concord Kid

Falls Church, VA

#5 Mar 16, 2011
We don't need no stickin' infrastructure... We'll just wait for the bridges to fall apart and then we'll patch them up... Heck with that sayin' about an ounce of prevention. Dang liberal agenda.
Anon

Pomeroy, PA

#6 Mar 16, 2011
This smacks of the nonsense they've pulled in the Tuscarora school district for years. God forbid we have to raise taxes a nickel, that will never do. We'll just neglect maintaining the infrastructure, and hope for the best as you squeeze those two nickels between your tight cheeks. Then after they keep this up for several years, everything will have deteriorated to the point of being unsalvagable and they'll all have to be replaced, and a much larger total cost than if they'd have used foresight and budgeted in extra upfront to take care of stuff.

Our folks that represent us sure don't get much right.

Eliminate the non-taxable status that retirment income receives (other than SS of course), and that would provide the state with enough money to prevent these cuts in essential services like roads and schools. Shame on them for taking it out on the middle class.
sad situ

York Springs, PA

#7 Mar 16, 2011
Concord Kid wrote:
We don't need no stickin' infrastructure... We'll just wait for the bridges to fall apart and then we'll patch them up... Heck with that sayin' about an ounce of prevention. Dang liberal agenda.
Infrastructure was at it's worse when REPUBLICAN DOT kingpin Bud Shyster was running things. The only reason it's improved greatly in the last few years is because of money from the DEMOCRATS in the Federal Govmt. Corbett is a REPUBLICAN, who has made these cuts that you all have been so very verbal about wanting, and now look who is turning things around and blaming the WRONG SIDE, yet again. Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. You all are never satisfied anyway and turn things around so you can complain no matter which way it goes, and then blame the other side. It certainly doesn't appear you have the ability to comprehend what reality is or what has actually gone on in the past.
Concord Kid

Falls Church, VA

#8 Mar 16, 2011
sad situ wrote:
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Infrastructure was at it's worse when REPUBLICAN DOT kingpin Bud Shyster was running things. The only reason it's improved greatly in the last few years is because of money from the DEMOCRATS in the Federal Govmt. Corbett is a REPUBLICAN, who has made these cuts that you all have been so very verbal about wanting, and now look who is turning things around and blaming the WRONG SIDE, yet again. Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it. You all are never satisfied anyway and turn things around so you can complain no matter which way it goes, and then blame the other side. It certainly doesn't appear you have the ability to comprehend what reality is or what has actually gone on in the past.
That's sarcasm, son.
JEB

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Mar 16, 2011
Maybe is the Gov didn't have all the Federal mandates for welfare, we would have some money to fix the roads. As for education, the public schools have been on a spending spree for years. Cut out a few of the necessities, like new stadiums and artificial turf.

Since: Oct 08

York, PA

#10 Mar 17, 2011
They win when they divide the masses.
GOP

Waynesboro, PA

#11 Apr 2, 2011
Cut highway spending, cut education... just so we don't have to tax our natural gas buddies who are drilling the huge Pennsylvania Marcellus shale reserves. Pennsylvania is being shook down by Corbett, Tom Ridge, and the entire GOP folks. Pennsylvania is the ONLY state of 24 that does not tax gas & oil extraction and it is a huge loss.
See the Light

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Apr 3, 2011
Taxpayers are finally getting what they have been whining for for many years now.

be careful what you wish for...

Good luck.
BW Knows

Chambersburg, PA

#13 Aug 1, 2011
We are in the shape we are in,because the money aloted the state over the last decade was used for other projects. hey can't keep their hands out of the cookie jar.

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