Skip to comments.Gov. Ed Rendell: Why I approved these pay raises (Fast Eddie Bait & Switch BARF alert)
Posted on 07/09/2005 7:03:11 AM PDT by buzzyboop
I have signed House Bill 1521. Because pay raise bills are always the subject of much debate, I want to explain my reasons for doing so.
I believe that this is good legislation because once and for all it takes the power to grant all subsequent pay raises -- for the judiciary, the executive branch and the General Assembly -- away from the Legislature.
This legislation, particularly the concept of linking state salaries to a percentage of those paid equivalent federal officials, emanated from an idea put forth by our fine Supreme Court Chief Justice Ralph Cappy. It was a very good suggestion.
(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...
Here you have it straight from the horse's mouth. THE PENNSYLVANIA JUDICIARY CAN BE BRIBED. This pay increase only means IT WILL TAKE A LITTLE MORE MONEY TO BRIBE THEM.
A complex, aggressive and creative economic stimulus program that will pump nearly $7 billion into Pennsylvania's economy in the next three years. The funding pools created by this legislation are already contributing to the surging Pennsylvania economy.
Eh? From whence does this 7 billion come from? From the productive and hard working citizens of Pennsylvania. Does Fast Eddie think government can spend this better than the people? Apparently so, but he is obviously wrong and ignorant of economics and history. People will continue to flee PA and its liberal politics.
While the most needy suffer cut in benifits, the most lazy give themselves a 16% pay raise.
"I believe that this is good legislation because once and for all it takes the power to grant all subsequent pay raises -- for the judiciary, the executive branch and the General Assembly -- away from the Legislature."
-- Translation -- we will never again be blamed for our annual raises.
Fast Eddie bribed legislators so he could pass a disability tax on families that have kids with special needs.!
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