Monday, March 19, 2012

The LuLac Edition #1990, March 19th, 2012

Pa. Governor Tom Corbett.


It appears that Governor Tom Corbett has a pretty unpopular rating among Pennsylvania voters. The Governor is running in the low 40s and there are many politicos who feel Corbett is getting a backlash on his penurious ways regarding the PA budget. It is true that he is cutting in areas where he said he would cut. That should come as no surprise to people. But the things he is cutting, like aid to statewide education is putting a bigger burden on families who are sending their kids off to college at a higher rate. His cuts in social services are having an effect on the local level to where agencies have had to cut back on staff, hours and services. Every time I see a hot shot GOP or Libertarian candidate rail against government spending, I think of Congressman Paul Kanjorski’s words of wisdom. The money has to come from somewhere and when you cut a higher level spending on either the federal or state government, that will impact the lower tiers. Someone eventually will have to pay. Then of course there were the comments from the Governor regarding the ultrasounds he wants to perform on women in the state. Does he really want to be a 1 term Governor?


Mitt Romney picked up another 20 delegates in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Romney was the winner on Sunday and appeared on track to capture most — if not all — of the U.S. territory's 20 delegates by virtue of winning over 50 percent of the popular vote. (Any candidate who wins at least half of the popular vote wins all of Puerto Rico's delegates.) The Puerto Rico primary, alongside caucuses held this weekend in Missouri, marked another step in the extended primary campaign, which has principally narrowed to a battle between Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. The Illinois primary is tomorrow and Romney has a full delegate slate. Santorum does not. So even if Santorum wins the popular vote, Romney and his organization will be poised to pick up more delegates. And on Puerto Rico, Santorum might have been hurt by saying they needed to learn English. I don’t disagree with him but when you’re mining for votes you have to tread carefully.


With all of the hub bub going on about the huge legal bills at the Wilkes Barre Area School Board, this story kind of flew under the radar. But thanks to the stellar reporting of Times Leader reporter Mark Guydish this came to light. There was a bit of blatant nepotism at the last board meeting but that didn’t make the front page. By a 5-4 vote, the Board hired Mary Claire Corcoran as a 20-hour-per-week teacher associate. The new hire is “the soon to be ex-wife” of board member Robert Corcoran as reported in the paper. We aren’t going to get into the particulars of the problems that were reported in the news about the Corcoran family because I don’t think they were related to Doctor Corcoran’s ability to serve on the School Board. But this little parting gift of his came via duly elected school board members paid with your tax dollars as well as mine. And the beat goes on………..


At 12:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yonk, I don't want to give the impression that blatant nepotism is OK but I don't understand why you think that because it was Corcoran's soon to be "X", it will cost your tax dollars? If there is a part time position to be filled, regardless of who gets apointed, the salry will be paid so it doesn't matter if it Mrs Corcoran or someone else... the job still gets filled and paid.

At 12:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corbett is a low life unashamed creep. He took from the gas companies and he has protected them. He takes from the poor and gives to the rich. His budget program is a disgrace. We need a complete overhall of our state system. We need to cut our legislature by 2/3 and provide some type of recall method.

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, David, you show your ignorance.

Let the federal and state governments cut as much as possible, and let the locals make the decisions.

The founding fathers never intended for to establish a huge federal government.

Spend the money and make the decisions LOCALLY. We'll have a bigger and better say over where our money goes.

At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't scream about the good Doctor's terrible well publicized behavior but you harp about a 20 hour a week job. Is that right?

At 7:14 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

You don't scream about the good Doctor's terrible well publicized behavior but you harp about a 20 hour a week job. Is that right?

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We reap what we sow. Pennsylvania voters elected Gov. Corbett knowing what he intended to do ( he was up front about his policies during the campaign ) and now we must put up with the consequences. What did we expect? If you really want to complain about our Governor, complain about what he knew about the Sandusky scandal and what he did or did not do as Pa. Attorney General in regard to it.


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