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Dazed and not so Confused about President Obama’s 2012 Budget

By at February 15, 2011 | 2:00 pm | 0 Comment

Dazed and not so Confused about President Obama’s 2012 Budget

Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno has been thumbing through President Obama’s budget, and it has left Paterno gasping for air. Paterno says the numbers won’t add up to a hill of beans when the deficit is factored in.

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Sorting out the sorry story behind America’s $1.48 trillion dollar Deficit

By at February 3, 2011 | 1:29 pm | 62 Comments

Sorting out the sorry story behind America’s $1.48 trillion dollar Deficit

Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno took America’s national debt and rolled it out like pizza dough. The bottom line: its not appetizing and soon nobody will want to consume it. The time for bold decisions has arrived.

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A key place to find a mountain of cash in Pennsylvania

By at January 3, 2011 | 8:41 am | 2 Comments

A key place to find a mountain of cash in Pennsylvania

Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein appearing on Lincoln Radio Journal talked about the money Pennsylvania is spending on prisons and prison reform. RTC’s Tom Dochat mapped out the amount of cash Pennsylvania wastes on the prison industry.

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Kill the Cola

By at December 15, 2010 | 9:00 am | 1,105 Comments

Kill the Cola

The time for automatic Colas needs to come to an end. Salaries for legislative folks are rising along with all the benefits regardless of whether there is merit for the increase. Average Americans are struggling to put food on the table and the time has come to create an independent compensation commission.

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A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities

By at December 11, 2010 | 4:26 pm | 55 Comments

A Pennsylvania school district found the right formula to cut costs, can it work in other cities

Pennsylvania school districts are facing tough economic times, and the more ideas about how to deal with them, the better. Taking a cue from the West Chester Area School District, the Central Dauphin School District in suburban Harrisburg called upon residents to form a community budget task force to come up with money saving ideas for the 2011-2012 budget. After reading about […]

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PublicK NuisancE, Cuts-R-US

By at November 17, 2010 | 11:57 am | 65 Comments

PublicK NuisancE, Cuts-R-US

Working night and day and weekends too, the crack researchers at rockthecapital.com have stumbled onto an amazing political scoop: Governor-elect General Tom Corbett’s series of handwritten Post-it Notes detailing his master plan to cut $5 billion in state spending, and balance Pennsylvania’s next budget. While the sticky has rubbed off some of these scribbled plans […]

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Carving up the budget deficit: do not try it at home.

By at November 15, 2010 | 6:07 pm | 0 Comment

Governor-elect Tom Corbett’s best case deficit scenario coming in to office is $3 billion — some estimates put the tab closer to $5 billion. A big number, no matter how it is sliced and diced; Corbett could sure use some voodoo economics to balance Pennsylvania’s budget because its hard to conceive how he can cut or trim his way to a balanced budget. Especially since, he has taken a solemn pledge not to raise taxes […]

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