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Force the Vote

Wed, 2015-03-25 22:47
Here’s a bad idea whose time should never come. State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Delaware/Philadelphia) will introduce legislation that will make voting compulsory. Meaning if you don’t vote, you’ll be fined. But some of his colleagues don’t agree. “It’s a violation of our rights as citizens. The government shouldn’t force us to vote. That’s our choice […]
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Pa House – Now 120 R to 83 D

Tue, 2015-03-24 22:40 Martina White became the city’s second Republican member in the state House on Tuesday night, with a commanding win in a special election for Northeast Philadelphia’s 170th District. Her victory – by a margin of 14 percent with 97 percent of the vote tallied Tuesday night – prompted Republican celebrations and Democratic recriminations. White […]
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The Congressional GOP had one job

Sun, 2015-03-22 21:54
You had one job, Republicans – oppose the Obama agenda. Lying, horse-trading, and compromise are part of politics.  Much as sometimes we would like to live in a universe where this is not true, the fact is that governance can be dirty work.  But there comes a point where one wonders whether the compromises and […]
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On Being a Property Tax Scofflaw

Fri, 2015-03-20 19:13 A Pennsylvania legislator wants to change the state Constitution to prevent government agencies from seizing homes for unpaid property taxes. Rep. Thomas Caltagirone (D-Berks) said property taxes in the state have risen to the point where many citizens can no longer afford to stay in their homes. He said the burden of property taxes […]
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Hershey puts kibosh on Cadbury imports

Sun, 2015-01-25 14:34
You might not be able to find your favorite UK chocolate imports any more… Hershey representative Jeff Beckman said these products were not intended for sale in the United States and companies importing the products were infringing on its trademark and trade dress licensing. “It is important for Hershey to protect its trademark rights and […]
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No Yuengling for Wolf (Updated)

Sun, 2015-01-18 17:32
It was good enough for Obama… Rep. Vereb’s response (Daily Caller): “Yuengling employs Pennsylvanians. It’s America’s oldest brewery. It’s the economic driver in Pottsville, not to mention that whole region,” Vereb continued. “He takes care of his employees. He’s not unionized, and frankly, neither is Tom Wolf’s cabinet company.” — Update from Brad Bumsted (1-19-05): […]
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Altucher interviews Dick Yuengling

Mon, 2015-01-05 22:39
FYI, Dick Yuengling was featured on James Altucher’s podcast. The James Altucher Show, Ep 79. I’ve been reading Altucher’s stuff since he was writing financial columns, and am liking the podcast.  Neurotic, but thoughtful. I’ve also done my part to help make Dick Yuengling a theoretical billionaire. (The brewery tour is a great day trip.)
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