Thursday, December 01, 2005

Politicians roasting, on an open fire...

Lately in Pennsylvania, there has been no shortage of reasons to roast politicians, with late night voting, pay raises, and skirting the Constitution. That being said, this report found an interesting new reason to be peeved, when it took an intriguing look at Pennsylvania's Ghost Voting (you have to click on the video to the right).

4 comments:

eric oliver said...

That video is solid gold! I wish I could put it in Jon Stewart's hands and watch him go nuts with it.
Thank you for making me feel better about Louisiana politics.

FishrCutB8 said...

You could put it in Stewart's hands, but I suspect there's not a lot he would add. This is priceless exactly as it is. I used to think Louisianna politics were pretty bad, but Pennsylvania puts them to shame.

We had a state Rep that was involved in a hit and run where he killed someone. He alsmost got away with it, but the other person in the car had an atack of conscience and turned him in months after it happened; our legislature just voted huge raisies for themselves (up to 54%...that's not a typo) in the dead of night, then slipped out so no one could question them; they justified the raises saying it brought them up to a level commensurate with migrant dairy milkers; the Constitutionality of the decision was to be decided by the State Supreme Court...whose members were included in the raise package...

...don't even get me started on stadium financing deals, property tax reform, or the fact that we've decided to tie the future of educational spending to projected gambling revenues.

eric oliver said...

What? PA has tied the future of educational spending to projected gambling revenues? I realize that is the bumper sticker version of reality, but I can't imagine any amount of detail making that one look good. Strike one more state from my list of potential retirement locales...

FishrCutB8 said...

You do NOT want to retire here. The taxes will kill you. A lot of people who live here establish residency in Florida for tax purposes.