The LuLac Edition #884, July 22nd, 2009
PHOTO INDEX: STATE CAPITOL BUILDING AND OUR HEALTH CARE LOGO.
It appears the President is not only getting into campaign mode, but “fight” stance. Annoyed by resistance to his health care reform plan, the President is calling on Blue Dog conservative Democrats to get with his program. He is also taking his message to the net and is not shy about calling out the people who are against him.
Here's Obama’s Message.
The Democratic party has started running ads to sway the American people. This ad doesn’t say much on specifics but that’s the point.
Rumor has it that National RNC Chairman Michael Steele might be gracing Luzerne County later this year. Here he is on cable opposing health care. Check out the part where he has no idea what health plan he has.
A GOOD IDEA
Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia said the city would reluctantly withhold up to 20 percent of the wages of city workers who are behind on their property taxes unless they pay up or enter into payment agreements.This might be a good thing to try in Luzerne County. There might not be a lot of county workers who owe back taxes but what about all those businesses that got breaks through KOZ rulings and zoning boards? Why can’t we go after them?
The state House rejected a Senate Republican budget proposal that cleared the way for a bipartisan conference committee to work it all out. The Democrat-controlled House voted 150-49 against the budget plan that the Senate passed Monday. Both sides believe their differences can be resolved. "Hopefully we can do it within hours or days, and not weeks," said House Majority Leader Todd Eachus, (D., Luzerne) told the Harrisburg Patriot. Okay, so by disagreeing you’re going to agree faster? "This is the appropriate process for resolving the differences between the Senate and the House," said Sen. Majority leader Dominic Pileggi (R., Delaware). "This process should have started in May after passage of Senate Bill 850." YOU THINK, DOMINIC?????? The House and Senate proposed budgets are several billion dollars apart.
Ed Rendell and the Legislature are getting low marks from Pennsylvania voters because of the state budget fiasco.
A statewide Quinnipiac University poll found 27 percent of the state's voters approve of the job the Legislature is doing. The poll found the Democratic governor's rating had plummeted to 39 percent. That's the lowest since he took office in 2003. 90 percent of Pennsylvania voters think the inability of the governor and state Legislature to pass a budget by the June 30 deadline is a "very serious" problem. Rendell garnered the most blame for the budget stalemate with 30 percent of the voters, while 17 percent blame the Republicans in the Legislature; 11 percent blame the Democrats; and 28 percent blame everyone equally.
With that, here’s a special song going out to the Governor, the Pa. House and of course the Senate.