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March 12, 2011

Rep. Tim Briggs Tells It Like It Is

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:34 pm

Upper Merion state representative Tim Briggs wrote this opinion piece.  There’s a lot of truth in it.

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20110308_Pa__budget_showdown__Waging_middle-class_warfare.html

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January 13, 2011

Pennsylvania Needs The Money

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:28 am

Our friends at National Priorities have come up with new statistics for 2011,  figures that show how military spending is impacting our domestic programs: education, health, Head Start, libraries, etc.  It is interesting to note that Pennsylvania’s projected 2011 state deficit – $4.1 billion – is almost exactly Pennsylvania’s share of the cost of the war in Afghanistan for 2011.  We have to do something about this.  For more on cutting military spending, look at www.smartsecuritypa.org.  To see how the deficit will affect Pennsylvania, click on the link below.

http://costofwar.com/media/uploads/publications/whats_at_stake/cow_whats_at_stake_PA.pdf