PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Posted on January 31st, 2010 in Watchdog

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

“What governmental body has swung so far in the wrong direction that the momentum of its burdensome, self-serving bulk seemingly can’t be reversed? The Pennsylvania Legislature.

“A part-time body that paid members $7,200 and employed a staff of 532 in the late 1960s, the General Assembly now is the nation’s biggest, full-time legislature, paying members $78,315 — plus extravagant perks — and employing a staff of 2,919. Bloated, corrupt and inept, it costs taxpayers $300 million annually…

“Whether via truly representative government or a state constitutional convention, Sodom-on-the-Susquehanna’s day of reckoning must come. In the meantime, Pennsylvania might be better off with 253 pillars of salt in its Legislature.” (more)

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