Pennsylvania is now a red state with a hatchet Republican governor. He is cutting 58 percent of state funding for higher education alone. The public school budget will be 10% lighter--read 550 million dollars, along with another 260 million for early childhood education. Charter schools will lose 224 million. Interestingly, the governor refuses to privatize the state run liquor stores: this ridiculous PA law has lined the pockets of many a state crony, and created financial loss in the state budget. Pennsylvania--who's your daddy?
But people deserve what they ask for. Most of PA stayed home on Election Day. Many people screamed out their entitlement to ignore their right to vote. Now they are faced with the results of their self-righteous apathy. Corbett didn't win because of a landslide. He tottered to victory because most people found something else to do. Yes, it was horrible to vote in 2010. If the negative ads didn't make you vomit, the sheer hubris of Obama's administration made you wonder if these people ever looked outside their windows--some even admitted that they weren't concerned with the economy. But once you dismiss your right to vote, you might as well give up any political discussion.
A lot of people are going to lose their jobs.. I wish it were the political fat cats who milk the cash cow. But no, it will be more of the middle class--the lower middle class who manage to earn between 40,000 to 50,000 K a year while supporting a family of four. I keep hearing about the economic recovery. I also hear that Pluto is no longer a planet. Many of us would be better off if we invested in real estate on the distant planet. The atmosphere is far more conducive to human life than here.