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Blogs are the opinions of the bloggers only, and do not necessarily represent every Democrat or the Monroe County Democrats However, the MCD sponsors this blog to express and share the many ideas within our party.

The Budget - Balance it or pay the piper

I read in the Pocono Record on Feb 9,2016, “Questions grow in Pennsylvania’s confusing budget situation.”  After reading it, I was no wiser as to the root cause of the budget crisis. Understanding the inscrutable budget impasse is likely not the fault of the /Record/  as sorting out budgetary root causes is a challenge.  However, the budget is extremely important.

It is where the rubber meets the road.  If it ain’t in the budget, it ain’t gonna happen.                                                 

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What IS “Democratic Socialism” anyway?

Many people are criticizing Bernie Sanders for being a “democratic socialist” without having the slightest idea what that term means.

scream-socialism

cartoon by Matt Weurker

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I was wrong about Republicans

I predicted a while ago that the GOP would rally around one of the sane candidates, aware that they would have no chance with the crazies who want to run.  I predicted Scott Walker, and maybe Jeb Bush.

Guess I was wrong. The GOP has become crazier and stupider than even I had imagined.moran-668x501

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Wolf won the Governor’s Race by Being a Democrat

 A murder of Tea Party governors was elected four years ago and they immediately went about destroying their states’ economies.  (I wasn’t sure what word to use to describe a group of Tea Party governors, and a “murder of crows” came to mind for some reason.)  In Maine, Michigan, Kansas and Pennsylvania, these governors went on to become the most unpopular governors in the country.

Governor Wolf (artist's approximation)

Governor Wolf (artist’s approximation)

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