Our clown of a Governor is at it again. Guard your wallet.
Eddie Chuckles is the clown persona that we have seen much of these last few years. Big shoes, dopey countenance and the aw shucks grin that he gives as he reaches for your paycheck. Year after year Governor Clown has taken more and more money to the point where Pennsylvania has the second highest business tax rate and 36th highest personal tax rate in the nation.
In 2007, 2008 the state saw extended budget impasses; the Clown wanted even higher taxes, but the State Legislature pushed back. 2009 was so bad that Pennsylvania embarassingly went over 100 days without an agreed upon fiscal plan.
Now, Chuckles is $500 million short so he is at it again. Since the happy face has not been working on the people of Pennsylvania or its Legislature, Rendell has attempted a more circuitous route to your wallet. Attempting the old reach-around trick, Eddie the Sad Hobo has thrown himself on the ground, crying, whining and begging to President Obama for more of your tax dollars through the Federal Government.
“Gimme, gimme, gimme, the Legislature keeps thwarting my tax grabs and there are bills to pay, whine, whine, whine.” Here’s an idea Governor Clown, less spending and lower taxes. Maybe some of our college students will remain in state, maybe some of our business will keep their doors open and hire new employees, maybe Pennsylvania can rank 2nd in job creation rather than job taxation.
Ugh, how much longer is this clown in office?