December 12, 2013 at 01:51PM · 2 notes
TOM CORBETT’S TERRIBLE 2013: EDUCATION
Tom Corbett’s record on education has been abysmal. From the first day he entered office, he has not made education a priority. Instead of using 2013 to restore his disastrous cuts to K-12 education, Tom Corbett continued to stand on the sidelines while children’s class sizes increased, programs were cut, and teachers were laid off.
Tom Corbett Cut $1 Billion Dollars From K-12 Education, Failed to Restore Cuts. The Scranton Times-Tribune reported, “Mr. Corbett’s 2011-12 budget cut almost $1 billion from education, and those cuts were not restored for 2012-13.” Governor Corbett once again failed to restore that funding in the 2013-2014 budget. [Scranton Times-Tribune, 7/02/13]
Tom Corbett’s Budget Cuts Have Cost 20,000 Educators To Lose Their Jobs. According to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, “Critics argue that the cuts in state funding forced school districts to shed 20,000 jobs, partly canceling out growth in other areas.” [Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, 2/15/13]
December 12, 2013 at 10:29AM · 1 note
As Tom Corbett looks to formalize his decision to reject Medicaid expansion, we should remember the people desperate for medical care that will not receive it because Tom Corbett decided to play politics.
Instead of accepting $1.6 billion in federal Medicaid dollars, adding $2.8 billion in related economic impact to Pennsylvania’s economy, and adding 30,000 new jobs, Tom Corbett has proposed Corbettcare.
Corbettcare is an out-of-touch health care plan that focuses more on playing politics than providing quality, affordable health insurance to all Pennsylvanians. Corbett’s proposal will reduce benefits, create obstacles, and increase costs for the the Commonwealth’s most-vulnerable. We’re not surprised considering Governor Corbett’s record on health care. He has kicked 90,000 children off of Medicaid, expelled 40,000 Pennsylvanians off of adultBasic, and slashed $84 million dollars from social services funding.
Tom Corbett’s is prioritizing his radical ideology over of the health of Pennsylvania citizens. They deserve better.
December 12, 2013 at 11:38AM · 0 notes
December 12, 2013 at 12:30PM · 0 notes
This is amazing. We already knew Tom Corbett’s record on the environment was abysmal, but this is taking it to new heights. By nominating Chris Abruzzo, it appears that Tom Corbett denies the effects of climate change. Pennsylvania deserves a governor who makes protecting the environment a priority, and it is clear Tom Corbett is not that person.
December 12, 2013 at 10:28AM · 0 notes
Yesterday’s PPP Poll is more bad news for Tom Corbett. Tom Corbett has sunk Pennsylvania to 45th in the nation in job creation, cut $1 billion from our schools and has repeatedly shown a lack of character and integrity by insulting Pennsylvanians of all walks of life.
November 11, 2013 at 09:28AM · 0 notes
We all have one. Every year, they show up at Thanksgiving dinner tables across America. We are, of course, talking about drunk uncles.
They rattle off nonsense between bites of yams and stuffing. You would rather eat unseasoned turkey if it means avoiding an awkward conversation just so your drunk uncle passes the salt and pepper.
Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve got our own ‘drunk uncle’ in our sitting governor, Tom Corbett. His eyeroll-inducing foolishness is but one of many reasons why he’s on everybody’s “most vulnerable” lists for 2014.
See if you can spot Tom Corbett’s drunk uncle moments.
March 2012: Tom Corbett tells Pennsylvania women to “just close your eyes” during government-mandated ultrasounds.
July 2010: Tom Corbett argued against the extension of unemployment benefits because, “The jobs are there but if we keep extending unemployment, people are just going to sit there.”
May 2013: Asked if he had any Latino staffers by a Spanish-language reporter during a Philadelphia forum, Tom Corbett responded, “No we do not have any staff members in there. If you can find us one, please let us know.”
October 2013: Tom Corbett criticized an analogy used by his lawyers regarding marriage equality and offered a bizarre analogy of his own: “I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don’t you?”
November 11, 2013 at 12:09PM · 0 notes
Unsurprisingly, the jobs numbers released last week revealed that Tom Corbett’s economic policies are holding Pennsylvania back. Our unemployment rate is above the national average and both our general and private sector job growth numbers are among the worst in the nation. Instead of looking for better ways to grow our economy, Tom Corbett is instead misrepresenting these numbers in an undoubtedly futile attempt to convince Pennsylvania voters that his administration has not been a failure.
By the numbers:
WP Carey: When Tom Corbett took office, Pennsylvania was 7th in the nation in job creation. Now we’re 45th.
WP Carey: When Tom Corbett took office, Pennsylvania was 11th in the nation in private sector job creation. Now we’re 47th.
November 11, 2013 at 12:36PM · 0 notes
Today’s jobs numbers reflect the poor policy decisions of Governor Corbett and the very real effects they have had on the middle class families of Pennsylvania. When Tom Corbett took office, Pennsylvania was 7th in the nation in job creation. Now, we’re 43rd. Our economy is stagnant and our unemployment rate is above the national average. The labor force has fallen by 41,000 people indicating that people are not hopeful that Tom Corbett’s leadership will be able to create quality, family sustaining jobs. Pennsylvanians deserve a leader who is committed to growing our economy with fact-based, commonsense ideas.
November 11, 2013 at 03:38PM · 0 notes
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