"In order to facilitate this legendary budget prowess, they break the law on an annual basis. Unlike the federal government, which can and does operate in the red, Pennsylvania is mandated to have a balanced budget.
But this would require Rendell and the legislature to tighten their belts and live within the same constraints as Pennsylvania families. And who really wants to do that when you own the keys to the Treasury? There are far too many projects that need funding, no matter how wasteful and irrelevant they are to 99.9 percent of Pennsylvanians.
Like over $100 million to move the Barnes art collection, and the million-dollar jazz extravaganza last month that politically benefited Democratic appropriations chairman Dwight Evans.
Instead, our so-called leaders lie, cheat and blow smoke when passing budgets.This article clearly presents the Parkway Barnes as Poster Child for outrageous waste, pork barrel spending, and backroom deals that the state has become famous for.
Read the full article here.