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Saturday, September 23, 2006

More Pay Raise Coverage

As if we need it here's some more coverage of the pay raise issue. John Grogan of the Philly Inquirer has an excellent column comparing the Judges and lawmakers conduct to what a crooked handyman might do. Except our Judges and legislators get to keep their ill gotten loot. Of course they'll only keep it as long as they remain in office and we, as voters, know how long that will be, don't we?

Remember Supreme Court justices all must face the voters at some point. Every ten years they are on the ballot and we get to decide if they remain on the bench. Let's be sure to remember, especially Mr. Cappy. Meanwhile Grogan has some excellent advice:

It's time to shake them from their smug complacency. All House seats and half of the Senate seats are up for grabs Nov. 7.

Here's what you can do:

1. Find out who your elected representatives are by typing in your zip code at www.legis.state.pa.us.

2. Visit http://go.philly.com/payraise for an up-to-date list of how area lawmakers voted on the pay increase, who took the money, and who still has not repaid it.

3. Come Election Day, as you enter the voting booth, remember that your representatives work for you. Their hands have no place in the cookie jar.


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