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Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Posted 4:45 PM by

Throw 'em out anyway

So, Pennsylvania lawmakers finally saw the handwriting on the wall Wednesday and repealed the record pay hikes they voted themselves, judges and Gov. Ed Rendell in the dead of night and with no public comment this summer.

Big deal.

It only took a Supreme Court justice getting thrown out on his keister for lawmakers to realize it wasn't a good idea.

Everyone who voted for the hikes before - including Rendell, who signed it into law - still deserves to be voted out of office for thinking they could get away with it.

Yet, Rendell had the gall to say, "After a strong reaction from the citizens of Pennsylvania regarding the pay increase, it is the will of this Legislature to repeal it, and today I am signing a bill that will, for all intents and purposes, put this debate behind us."

By the way, Ed, the law allowing slot machine gambling in Pennsylvania - which was also approved in the dead of night - should also be repealed for the same reason.
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