With the opening of the health care exchanges it is dismaying to see Pennsylvania join states like Alabama and Mississippi in refusing to implement a state exchange, while states like Kentucky started up with very successful local exchanges.
This seems to be part of a pattern of inaction by Gov. Tom Corbett, who is also still refusing to support the recommendations of his own handpicked transportation commission, with the result that the state recently put new weight restrictions on 1,000 bridges. This has created huge traffic problems as shown in a Post-Gazette article highlighting the ridiculous detour forced on truckers by the closure of just one bridge ("A Bridge Too Far," Oct. 10). Mr. Corbett rightly blames his predecessors for their inaction, but that of course doesn't explain why he does nothing.
One could go on to discuss the governor's inaction in education, the closing of schools, the economy and other areas. But it seems quite clear by his passivity the governor is joining the Tea Party wing of his party and, like the Rothfus-Murphy-Shuster-Kelly combine in Congress, is intent on crippling the government. Their combined inaction is bringing our country down. I hope that voters will remember these folks next year.
First Published October 17, 2013 8:00 PM