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A spending truism

June 27, 2014

A truism is that when a competitive business can reduce costs, it reduces prices; a non-competitive business, such as government, just spends more, such as will be caused by the gas bonanza Lycomin......

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Capricorn1

Jun-28-14 8:37 AM

Ritty, I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that it was an AP article but other AP articles are the same regarding being unable to post a comment.

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Ritty77

Jun-28-14 8:29 AM

I agree, eric. No good reason to prohibit comments there.

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CMReeder

Jun-28-14 8:18 AM

Sorry that should read '..still don't know...'

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CMReeder

Jun-28-14 8:17 AM

You looked it up and you still know what it means. You used 'truism' to quantify your partisanship behavior and political bias.

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ericwilliamsport

Jun-28-14 8:03 AM

I understand the need to prohibit the comments or feedback to some issues, but this doesn't seem one of them. And since its a day later I'm referencing the Governor Corbett article from Friday.

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Premier

Jun-28-14 6:49 AM

A truism is a claim that is so obvious or self-evident as to be hardly worth mentioning.

Example: President Obama is the worst leader in the history of this great country.

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Premier

Jun-27-14 7:24 PM

Not all articles have comment sections.

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ericwilliamsport

Jun-27-14 8:24 AM

Why is the main article of today's SG prohibited from comments?

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CMReeder

Jun-27-14 8:13 AM

LOL

Love what you all think is a truism.

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underwood

Jun-27-14 7:45 AM

Competition is also a major factor in pricing. Government has no competition to be concerned with, it’s a monopoly.

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enigma

Jun-27-14 7:32 AM

"A truism is that when a competitive business can reduce costs, it reduces prices" - Taber

That is not true. Business reduces prices based on supply and demand, not cost of production. He is correct that government does not obey any rules, sometimes not even its own. They spend money on things other than what was intended and then raise taxes to cover the shortfall. There is no supply and demand in government. If you don't pay the taxes you go to jail or lose your property, or both. Business does not have that power over you. So why is it that some people think government is good and business is bad?

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Capricorn1

Jun-27-14 5:43 AM

That's why I have to laugh when some think a severance tax on the gas industry will actually make their lives easier. Most who support it merely hate the industry and want to "punish" them with more taxes because that extra money in the general fund would surely be squandered just like Act 13 funds. You want to tax the industry more, fine. But do it with strict provisions that outline EXACTLY how it will help the citizens of this state with no loopholes that allows government to waste it on pet projects.

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Premier

Jun-27-14 5:17 AM

The lottery is meant to help seniors not reduce taxes. Casino gaming revenues was set up to reduce taxes but has been a farce. My property taxes went down for a few years but now is higher than when this first started.

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