Another good example of the 'change' brought by the Dems in Pennsylvania:
"It is a shame that in this environment that we are taking veterans' benefits from them and using them as a political football in a budget battle," Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg, said. Barbin, who gave an impassioned plea for the bill and its requirement for a study by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs in consultation with those who would be affected before various types of veterans' facilities could be closed. Barbin said such cuts should not be viewed from a partisan perspective, saying that the state should keep its promises to its veterans. "This isn't a Republican issue or a Democratic issue; it's an American issue," he said, urging his audience to get definitive answers from their state representatives and state senators about their stand on the cuts.
Can Pennsylvanian's afford this 'change'? Recall in 2005, Rendell made this statement when resisting Bush Administration budget adjustments:
“During this time of war, it is absolutely the wrong time for our federal government to step back from any of its commitment to our veterans,” Rendell said. “To do so would be penny-wise but pound-foolish.”
When questioned in D.C. about stimulus results in Pennsylvania, Rendell responded by saying 'thousands' of jobs have been created - while redirecting stimulus dollars to pad our welfare rolls. Thanks to Rendell, it was more comfortable for people to remain on welfare in Pennsylvania than to become a productive, responsible tax paying - job creating citizens. Does that sound like a good thing for tax payers in Pennsylvania?