Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Here We go.....

In case you missed it----

The Republican controlled House of Representatives have delayed their vote on the fiscal cliff fix. Seeing as how the Republican House has been full of obstructionists, egomaniacs, and ideologues who put their party before country, how can any of us be surprised at anything Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party Republicans do? They've been the least productive House of Representatives with few bills making it into law, and a real lack of significant accomplishments. When the Republicans had several dozen votes to end the Affordable Care Act and took votes to restrict abortions again and again, you begin to realize the GOP in the House has wasted valuable time to fix the economy.

•••  There are more problems for Penn State.

NY Daily News:

Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

The Republican governor scheduled a Wednesday news conference on the Penn State campus in State College to announce the filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg.

The sanctions, which were agreed to by the university in July, included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants. The sanctions also included a four-year bowl game ban for the university's marquee football program, reduced football scholarships and the forfeiture of 112 wins....

Will Gov. Corbett be spending already tight state money on a frivolous lawsuit?  Since PSU agreed to the sanctions, what right does Corbett have to bring a suit now?  Tom Corbett was Pennsylvania's Attorney General when the investigation of Sandusky was started, as Politico points out in an article from several months ago.
>>> More Ohio schools are cutting school transportation and teachers because their levies have not passed. Since Gov. John Kasich cut so much from the school budgets in Ohio, districts have had to turn to voters for school levy support. With most of them failing this past November, personnel and program cuts are on the chopping block.