Truth be told, there is near-zero additional payroll expense incurred by the state or any other business entity that electronically allocates payments once such a system is put in place and that miniscule amount is negotiated, just as are all wages and benefits contained in a collective-bargaining agreement. But it is really a non-issue, given that payments instantaneously become the property of the men and women who earned them the very instant those wages are recorded as payment due for labor performed or services rendered.
I admire a man of principle, but even more so I admire a man of principle who has the courage and conviction to sacrificially lead by example. So, what will it be, Rep. Cutler; are you and all other publicly funded political supporters of HB 1507 (and vicariously SB 1034) willing to refuse your own salary on the same principle that it originates from electronic deductions, â€œusing public assets for political purposesâ€?
Perhaps, but to individually bill constituents for services rendered as you suggested public unions should do would be so overly cumbersome, time-consuming and burdensome. A reasonable person would never demand it of another. Unless, that is, they possessed the ambiguous ethics of a chosen few whose stated purpose is to â€œstarve the giantâ€ while they lay siege to the families who have come together for mutual aid and protection against that other â€œgiant,â€ collectively known as corporate greed and personal avarice….
Any attempt to join what clearly appears to be a politically motivated strategic war plan under a false flag of moral and spiritual righteousness does no service to the Author of those spiritual laws or the authors of that plan. Any claim of exemption from those very same principals by reason of an inferred privileged position is, well, to be polite, misguided and no different than any other virulent act of discrimination that targets a group based upon race, national origin, color or creed.
I’m certainly not a saint and all organizations have varying amounts of chaff mixed in with the wheat. But as we discussed, it might be wise to consider 1 Timothy 5:18: â€œFor the Scripture sayeth, Thou shall not muzzle the ox that treadeth out thy corn. And the laborer is worthy of his reward,â€ rather than be exposed to Malachi 3:5: â€œAnd I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts.â€ My fervent hope and prayer is that all deeply consider the full counsel of God as you and your honorable peers contemplate your responsibilities
to the people of Pennsylvania.â€
cc. Reps. Emrick, Evankovich, Rapp, Aument, F. Keller, Kauffman, Bloom, Moul, Tallman, Metcalfe, Saylor, Grove, Hickernell, Swanger, Truitt, Saccone, Gingrich, Regan, Everett, Clymer, Denlinger, Maloney, Pyle, Mackenzie, Major, Knowles, Gabler, Dunbar, Roae, Schlegel, Culver, Rock, Benninghoff, Marsico, Krieger, Helm, Mentzer, McGinnis, Stevenson, Harper, Lawrence, Stern, Fee, R. Miller, Mustio, Day, Christiana, Oberlander, James, and Greiner.
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SPRINKLER FITTERS ENDORSE SMITH OVER DAVIDSON
Sprinkler Fitters Local 692 has endorsed Billy Smithâ€™s campaign for 164th Legislative Dist. over State Rep. Margo Davidson (D-Delaware). Local 692 represents over 500 workers in the fire-protection industry.
The support of the Sprinkler Fitters follows the endorsements of NOW, PSEA, Planned Parenthood, Lansdowne Mayor Tony Campuzano, former Lansdowne Mayor Jayne Young and Upper Darby Democratic Committee Chairman Ed Bradley.