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Wed May 23, 2012, 10:04 AM

PA. Rightwingers angry more laws haven't been passed by Republican controlled State Govt.

http://triblive.com/news/1827754-74/corbett-conservative-pennsylvania-governor-republicans-state-bill-leaders-republican-conservatives

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"School vouchers. An end to teachers' strikes. Privately-run liquor stores. Making Pennsylvania a right-to-work state. These reforms professed by some Republicans when the party took control of the Legislature and governor's mansion remain stalled 17 months later. That has given rise to restlessness among conservative activists and lobbyists for businesses.

...Republican Lowman Henry, CEO of the Lincoln Institute for Public Opinion Research and a board member of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council said dissatisfaction among conservatives starts at the "grassroots." "The only thing keeping this from bursting into open revolt is the fact attention is largely focused on the presidential race this year. But after the election, this could be a different story," Henry said.

"I'm frustrated and I'm disappointed," said Simon Campbell, a Pennsbury School District board member who heads a Bucks County group aimed at outlawing teacher strikes. That bill hasn't moved because lawmakers are too "wishy-washy" and they're "terrified of the teachers' unions," Campbell said. "It should be a no-brainer. Thirty-seven other states don't allow it to happen."

Some conservatives note that Corbett hasn't moved to take on unions the way Republican Govs. Chris Christie in New Jersey, John Kasich in Ohio and Scott Walker in Wisconsin have done."
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In response to the criticism, expect the State House to pass a series of right wing bills that have no chance of passing the State Senate.

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Reply PA. Rightwingers angry more laws haven't been passed by Republican controlled State Govt. (Original post)
JPZenger May 2012 OP
aquart May 2012 #1
zbdent May 2012 #2
atreides1 May 2012 #3
southernyankeebelle May 2012 #4
sinkingfeeling May 2012 #5
MadrasT May 2012 #6

Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:07 AM

1. They are turning us into Somalia. And then they'll blame the liberals for it.

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Response to aquart (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:12 AM

2. just wait until THEIR welfare & social security checks bounce ...

then you'll hear some real screaming ... the hordes of Hell will pale in comparison and go "What the F*CK was THAT???"

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:24 AM

3. Let me understand this

The rightwing conservonazis want to turn PA into a third world utopia so that they can destroy the environment, create their own caste system, and redirect funding from a public education system to private charter schools in well off areas, while at the same time making sure that what middle class still exists is destroyed and become servants to the new overlords?

But still want to be considered Americans?

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. As they say I think they have wakened a sleeping giant.

 

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:48 AM

5. Why don't they just take the easy way out and completely dismantle

the state government? No more schools, state highways, licenses, welfare programs, no more regulation of insurance and other businesses, no more tax and fee collections, and therefore, no more need of a legislature.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:22 AM

6. I did not think it was possible

For one state to go to hell in a handbasket so fast.

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