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Tax, spend, borrow, build?

November 12, 2013

Republicans accuse Democrats of taxing and spending, but isn’t this what Governor Corbett and the republicans are doing when they propose hiking the gas tax and raising fees for drivers and vehicle......

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Shulski

Nov-13-13 2:31 PM

There is no true libertarian party in the USA. Republicans just end up spending the money on prisons, police and wars. Republicans spend just as much as Democrats. Seriously, it's just welfare or warfare. You take your pick.

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Garben78

Nov-13-13 1:47 PM

Well let's see how did Philadelphia get so much act 13 money when they are not drilling no where near it? Let's demand the money is used for what it was intended not to fix sewers and pools and their would be no new taxes and let's see let's use the gaming revenue to eliminate taxes like that fat democrat rendell promised or have we forgotten

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JohnZook

Nov-13-13 9:22 AM

Excessive spending, corruption, cronyism, wages and pensions are killing this country. Anything to get re-elected. Take away the pensions to start with, then bring wages in line with our Military. These people have more money than we'll ever see yet their pay is way too high. Isn't Pelosi worth 200 million and her and her husband and have a tuna packing company? Please Libs, yes it's the same with the Repubs. No sacred cows here...

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Steelman

Nov-13-13 7:55 AM

The more they increase taxes the more they will have to continue. It is a fact that the general countrywide population is moving to the south, reason being low taxes and big business increase. When taxes are raised businesses and people seek a more feasible way to live. So guess where the money to maintain the roads has to come from when people leave. Increased taxes. It is a vicious cycle, but one we are currently in.

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eriklatranyi

Nov-12-13 6:26 PM

Which is more important to liberal.....roads and bridges for taxpayers or subsidies and grants for green energy?

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rmiller

Nov-12-13 5:42 PM

"Look at all the wants and envy. No one wants to pay."

Should we start with the welfare state?

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Capricorn1

Nov-12-13 5:38 PM

Thank you hopeforfortune, that was exactly my point.

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hopeforfuture

Nov-12-13 4:17 PM

concerning Grampian Blvd it is the same as everything else in this 'city' money talks. As for the ambulance I think they travel on Rural Ave very bad road. What about Loyalsock they are state roads and most of the streets just were repaved. Where is most of the moneyed families and nicer homes located??

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leaningright

Nov-12-13 2:36 PM

You and your liberal friends can pay more Reeder. I am tired of paying for your social programs. Obamacare (joke of the century) being one of them.

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CMReeder

Nov-12-13 1:18 PM

Look at all the wants and envy. No one wants to pay.

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Ritty77

Nov-12-13 1:13 PM

Cap, you are right about Grampian. They pave it often, and every time I say, "This didn't even need paved!". This has been going on for decades.

It's nice to have roads nicely paved; Third Street between Pine and Penn could use a coat.

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gregwalker

Nov-12-13 12:37 PM

what are the costs of roads? That should be the gas tax. Then again, we may have sticker shock.

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cheyenne

Nov-12-13 11:22 AM

"Rachel Maddow Exposes Republican Hypocrisy For What It Is"

OHHHH...Rachel Maddow says so. Now we are ALL convinced!

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bolloyd

Nov-12-13 10:19 AM

Isn't Grampian Blvd the road between hospitals and large senior living centers which serves a whole large region that is well built and not bumpy. Maybe I am just not as skeptical as most I suppose. You guys aren't going to complain about Walnut St. next are you? That's been getting a little smooth lately too. Those ambulances are having too cushy of a ride if you ask me.

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JohnZook

Nov-12-13 10:15 AM

Who could you get to audit PennDOT fairly? Maybe an organization from another country that can't, or hasn't been corrupted by politicians. Corruption breeds more corruption; if you can find an "honest" org to do it, it won't be honest for long. Sham- is PennDot or Corbett a Teabagger?

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theTruthhurts

Nov-12-13 10:13 AM

I agree with those who think weshould hold our government to the same fiscal standard we personally have to live by. Citizens can't print money or borrow more thanthey can afford to pay back so why should our government, at any level, be allowed to. In order to live within one's means we have to make sacrifices and so do organizations like PennDOT. Paying prevailing wages is ridiculous and wasteful, allowing more people on a job than necessary is wasteful, giving bonuses to any government employee is wasteful. When tax payers are flipping the bills, belts need tightened. Higher taxes discourage business growth. Keep taxes where they are or lower then, terminate employees that are not performing or no longer needed. Those that are no longer needed, if they are good workers, will be hired by orivate industry because more jobs will be available be taxes will be lower.

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Capricorn1

Nov-12-13 9:28 AM

...And, proof (past-and-present) of it's paving-schedule, can be viewed WHERE? -Shaman

LoL Get a life. I have no reason to lie. Get out from behind your keyboard and go drive it. It is definitely one of the nicest roads within the city. It was just paved this past year after already paving it a couple years ago. The point being, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the road before paving it again, which tells me they need to adjust their priorities.

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MrShaman

Nov-12-13 9:22 AM

I'd have to see proof, of that....that Grampian "gets new blacktop every couple of years." -Shaman

I live off Grampian and I drive it everyday. It's one of the nicest roads in the city." - Capricorn1

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...And, proof (past-and-present) of it's paving-schedule, can be viewed WHERE?

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MrShaman

Nov-12-13 9:18 AM

"And to think that the IRS is goin to handle the ACA bank account?" - leaningright

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I can't WAIT to hear you explain who (it was) that'd convinced you the ACA has a bank-account!!!!!

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Capricorn1

Nov-12-13 9:15 AM

When are the Governor's "feet, held to the fire", forcing him to SHOW how every penny is spent?? -Shaman

I think EVERY level of government should be held accountable for every penny they spent.

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Capricorn1

Nov-12-13 9:13 AM

I'd have to see proof, of that....that Grampian "gets new blacktop every couple of years." -Shaman

I live off Grampian and I drive it everyday. It's one of the nicest roads in the city.

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MrShaman

Nov-12-13 9:12 AM

Oh how the right squirms in their deceit, Republicans refusal to raise taxes causes government to borrow. -Reeder

Chuck, personally I don't think they need to borrow or raise taxes. They need to learn to work smarter with the existing revenue they have." - Capricorn1

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...And, that EXACT amount would be what??

When are the Governor's "feet, held to the fire", forcing him to SHOW how every penny is spent??

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MrShaman

Nov-12-13 9:03 AM

Shaman, there are many states that get much worse weather than we do. I agree that it makes their job more difficult, but it's can't be used as the end all excuse for the conditions of our roads. I know here locally, Grampian Blvd is a state owned road that gets new blacktop every couple of years." - Capricorn1

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I'd have to see proof, of that....that Grampian "gets new blacktop every couple of years."

This is NOT a new phenomenon, though. Over a 21-year period, I'd driven (numerous times) between here, and Denver, and....I ALWAYS knew when I'd crossed the Ohio/PA border. Pennsylvania CONSISTENTLY had the worst (condition) highways; between here & the Rockies.

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leaningright

Nov-12-13 8:55 AM

We need to stop printing the cash, get the Gov't out of wall street and industry and let things hit bottom as suggested by Mitt Romney, it is the only path to a true correction thats going to happen, it just is.

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leaningright

Nov-12-13 8:52 AM

IRS is goin to handle the ACA bank account?

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