Here we are again.
It’s 2010. For the eighth year in a row, the Pennsylvania state budget is in trouble. After last year’s major nightmare, you’d think we’d be done with this nonsense.
You’d think that after the public outpouring of outrage, our elected officials would go out of their way to pass a budget on time this year.
You’d think that after the legal decision affirming the illegality of refusing to pay your employees (to say nothing of the untold mountains of taxpayer dollars wasted on the matter), our elected officials would stop with their partisan political grandstanding and finger-pointing.
You’d think that even if every shred of decency, common sense, and respect for their taxpayers was found conspicuously absent, our legislature wouldn’t dare yank Pennsylvanians around — again — in an election year.
But we’re not, they didn’t, they never will, and they are.