Disappointing similarity

The Affordable Care Act and the pending Pennsylvania transportation bill provide evidence of a disappointing similarity between President Obama and Governor Corbett.

For example, when the president was campaigning for the ACA, he assured citizens that if they liked their health insurance plans, they would be able to keep them. And, when Candidate Corbett campaigned to be Governor, he told voters that he would not raise taxes or motorist fees. Of course, Obama knew some citizens would not be able to keep their plans under the ACA, and Corbett knows his transportation bill will raise taxes and motorist fees.

On one hand, I suppose it is good to know both parties have embraced verbal terpsichory. After all, the parties have such difficulty finding any common ground. On the other hand, it would be helpful if the two parties would choose more constructive characteristics to share.

David Bross

Cogan Station

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