So, this is making the rounds of the right-wing tubes...a restaurant adding a TWENTY CENT surcharge to a $22.74 check (including taxes). This has to be the STUPIDEST argument against the ACA I've ever seen. So, decent healthcare costs less than an iced tea? Less than a chicken sandwich? Less than a chili cheese dog? A fraction of the tip on this check?? SIGN ME UP!
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett trails several Democratic challengers in his bid for re-election, a poll released this morning show.
In a survey over the past week of 1,405 registered voters across the state, the Quinnipiac University poll found that Gov. Corbett's biggest challenge would come from York County businessman Tom Wolf. The poll said Mr. Wolf would top the Republican incumbent, 52–33 percent, if the election was held today....
Voters said by a margin of 55–34 percent that Gov. Corbett does not deserve reelection.
Gov. Corbett has a negative 36–52 percent approval rating, nearly matching his worst net score ever in the poll.
That said, its a long time until November. I'm more politically aligned with Allyson Schwartz, but Wolf has the deep pockets to counter any Republican dirty tricks.
The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, central to the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, said on Friday that “evidence exists” that the governor knew about the closings when they were happening.
A lawyer for the former official, David Wildstein, wrote a letter describing the move to shut the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.
Many political scandals are difficult for much of the public to wrap their heads around. But everyone understands a traffic jam, and no one appreciates a traffic jam caused by spite.