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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:34 PM

Corbett Uses State Email List to Distribute Teabagger's Letter to Editor Praising Corbett

Does anyone else think this is an improper use of state equipment, email lists and staff time for political purposes?

Someone I managed to get on the Governor Office's official State of Pennsylvania email list (not a campaign list). I just received the following email. I particularly enjoyed that the email is copyrighted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The sending email address connects to an official PA. government media site at www.pacast.com, which is mainly full of official videos of Corbett doing ceremonial duties.

What also caught my eye was the heading that it was "from the Patriot-News" when actually it was just published in the Patriot-News. It actually sounds like an excerpt of Romney's recent 47% comments. Full text of email starts below:
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"Check out this Op-Ed from the Patriot News that praises Governor Corbett's committment to providing a stable and reliable financial future for Pennsylvania:

Gov. Corbett has stood tall and made tough decisions

By Anastasia Przybylski

Gov. Tom Corbett has accomplished more in 20 months than President Obama has in 3½ years. Let’s face it, folks, it is hard being a red governor in a blue state such as Pennsylvania.

Instead of focusing on where Gov. Corbett has missed the mark, I want to focus on what the governor has done right for Pennsylvania. The polls might show him down, but are you surprised when he needed to make so many tough decisions?

Let’s start with the burden of former Gov. Ed Rendell’s free-spending ways. He left behind a legacy of debt that we’re going to be paying for decades to come. He left a huge budget deficit for Corbett to try to fill. There’s no easy, quick fix for that. And yet Gov. Corbett has spent his time resolving problems left by the previous administration instead of reminding anyone who will listen that nothing was his fault. This is because he knows the difference between fault and responsibility.

Corbett has met his campaign promise of balancing the budget two years in a row. We should be shouting this from the mountaintops and praising the governor. But with balancing the budget comes tough budget cuts. This is where people get upset. No one wants their favorite government program cut.

As Steve Forbes pointed out in a recent op-ed, “Corbett’s 2012-13 budget took a meaningful step — a long needed one — toward changing the culture of Pennsylvania government from ‘tax and spend’ to policies that move in the direction of market-based investment and job creation, lower taxes and limited government.”

Some of these reforms include changes to the state’s unemployment compensation system, a new school choice program that will help students in failing schools, prison reform, block grants for counties and tax reform, including phasing out the family farm tax and phasing out the business asset tax.

Fellow Pennsylvanians, this is a huge list of accomplishments. With these reforms, our state is turning around. Most of the governor’s critics voice objections similar to those of state Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster,: “The budget did nothing to make up for the deep funding cuts to public schools and universities.”

In this entitlement/nanny-state culture, there will always be the shrill voices whining about not getting enough while dining at the public trough. Under Gov. Rendell, we were increasing spending in these areas at an unsustainable rate. We now need to live with the pain of realistic spending numbers. Just like in our personal lives, if we have been running up our credit cards, it is painful and difficult to get back on track. But the end result is well worth it.

Pennsylvanians are tired of finger-pointing and appreciate effective management and leadership. Keep up the good work, Gov. Corbett. '

Anastasia Przybylski is the co-chair of The Kitchen Table Patriots and co-director of PA FreedomWorks. She resides in Doylestown with her husband and three children.

Copyright Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All Rights Reserved.

You are subscribed and received this message because you, or someone on your behalf, signed you up for this newsletter. If you feel you have received this message in error, please click here to unsubscribe."
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Reply Corbett Uses State Email List to Distribute Teabagger's Letter to Editor Praising Corbett (Original post)
JPZenger Sep 2012 OP
EC Sep 2012 #1
Curmudgeoness Sep 2012 #6
Panasonic Sep 2012 #2
Lugnut Sep 2012 #4
Scuba Sep 2012 #3
Curmudgeoness Sep 2012 #5
blue neen Sep 2012 #7
JPZenger Sep 2012 #9
Freedomofspeech Sep 2012 #8

Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

1. All with stimulus money too...

wow what a good job - and Obama had nothing to do with it....


On edit: Was this through his office's server? Political stuff is illegal going out from government offices.

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Response to EC (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:36 PM

6. Yes, it comes from his office......

From: "PA Governor's Office" <gov@pacast.com>

This is his newsletter to inform citizens of what is happening. It was never my intention when I signed up for the governor's newsletter to be subjected to an op-ed praising the governor.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:39 PM

2. Using state resources to promote himself.. yeah, Corbett is in violation

 

when PA is broke (thanks to Corbett) - the resources are finite, and Corbett's wasting PA taxpayer's dollars on this shit.

A full audit is now required to account for all the state business, and it needs to come out of Corbett's personal cash.

I never trusted Corbett and now he's permanently linked to the Sandusky scandal and may never recover.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

4. Hey!

He's Tom Corbett. He can do whatever he wants.

I want to see him doing the same kind of perp walk Sandusky did.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:47 PM

3. Corbett slithers through raw sewage of his own making.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. I just got that email a few minutes ago.

I was horrified. But then again, I am horrified by all of the "governor newsletters" these days. I was on the list before Corbett, and it has just continued with his blather.

And yes, this one was definitely inappropriate. At least most of them have (in the past) been about what they are up to, not op-ed pieces.

I intend on responding to this one, and wonder what else can be done.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 09:07 PM

7. Where IS Tom Corbett?

Has anyone seen any signs of our Governor? What's he doing to earn his paycheck? After all, Tom Corbett IS on the public dole. The taxpayers ARE paying his salary. Does he think he's ENTITLED or something?

Damn nanny-state.

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Response to blue neen (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:24 PM

9. Corbett reappeared for the Frackers Conference

Yes, Corbett has been hiding in an undisclosed location. He did come out for a few days to attend the Frackers Convention in Philadelphia.

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Response to JPZenger (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 10:06 PM

8. I'm so angry everytime I get emails from Corebutt.

Why am I on the idiots email list? I would rather vote for Satan than Corebutt.

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