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Notes & Asides

By at April 11, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Notes & Asides

Victory, you ask? Well, I think so. Considering that it has been a dog’s age since the federal government actually spent less in real dollars than the year before – and the fact that these are real cuts in real discretionary spending – its hard not to see this as part of a larger pendulum shift toward lower spending.

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U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

By at April 8, 2011 | 10:02 am | 2 Comments

U.S. Needs a Miracle before Midnight

A shutdown will harm hundreds of thousand of workers who will have to go without paychecks and rip a new hole in America’s shaky economy. That should provide enough of a catalyst to get moving, and get a deal. Lawmakers need turn this DTGIF (Don’t Thank God its Friday), around before the midnight hour.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 8, 2011 | 9:00 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital; the latest on the showdown in Washington over a spending plan to keep the government operating. In Japan, an aftershock kills two and further delays work on gaining control of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, and in Pennsylvania more tests to ensure that water flowing through the Marcellus shale is not contaminated.

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March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

By at April 7, 2011 | 11:45 am | 0 Comment

March Madness Turns to April Ridiculousness in Washington

One look at the high political drama playing out at the Nation’s Capitol and you can forget about love is in the air and spring is everywhere, especially if you plan to visit a national park or wind your way through Washington’s Cherry Blossoms and take in the annual parade; that and more hangs in the balance of a budget impasse.

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Corbett Budget Adds $2.4 Billion in State Spending

By at March 9, 2011 | 10:34 am | 1,403 Comments

Corbett Budget Adds $2.4 Billion in State Spending

Tim Potts has been pouring through the numbers and even he had to admit he almost fell off the chair when he came across $2.4 billion– that is actually the increase Corbett wants for his spending plan. How can that be? Read the rest of the story.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 9, 2011 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of RTC Minute; Governor Corbett unveils his first spending plan and there is enough hurt to go around, but critics contend the hurt will not be equally shared. The senate passed an expanded version of the Castle Doctrine. If it becomes law it will give people acting in self-defense more legal and civil rights, and the Bible is getting a makeover.

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In Governor Corbett’s Words

By at March 8, 2011 | 1:02 pm | 1 Comments

In Governor Corbett’s Words

Governor Corbett’s entire budget in his

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 8, 2011 | 10:30 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute — Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett unveils his proposed spending plan, and surely there is plenty of hurt to go around. RTC’s Scott Paterno stops by with a piece on — where are you Mr. Governor, and the DEP says it found normal levels of radiation in rivers near gas drilling in the Marcellus.

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Will Common Sense Prevail

By at February 28, 2011 | 1:30 pm | 23 Comments

Will Common Sense Prevail

As if congress does not have enough to manage with a frail economy, a budget of epic woes, the war on terrorism, energy independence, education, okay, the point needs to extend no further, so, lets cut to the chase, and shoot lawmakers a Red-Bull of common sense. The short of it, If congress fails to pass a funding resolution this week its lights […]

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Bah Humbug to a Dickens’ Economy: Scrooge lives in the White House

By at December 20, 2010 | 12:00 pm | 253 Comments

Bah Humbug to a Dickens’ Economy: Scrooge lives in the White House

Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno did not like what he was reading in one of our latest posts, “A Modern Economy Steeped in Dickens Day,” so Paterno decided to open the door on what is driving, or for this matter, not driving America’s economic engine.

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