10 Pa. Legislators Reject Pensions -- All GOP

The difference between a leader and a tyrant is that a leader acts first expecting others to follow knowing full well that he will share in their sacrifice while a tyrant orders others to accept pain in order to keep himself in wealth and comfort.

Brad Bumsted, the Harrisburg reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, informs us that there are 10 true leaders in the Republican contingent in the state Capitol, as that is the number who refusing their legislative pensions.

They are: Rep. Matt Gabler of Clearfield County,  Rep. Tom Sankey of Clearfield County, Rep. Rick Saccone of Allegheny/Washington counties, Rep. Rosemarie Swanger of Lebanon County, Rep. John McGinnis of Altoona, Rep. Justin Simmons of Lehigh County,  Chester County representatives Dan Truitt, Warren Kampf and John Lawrence, and Sen. Mike Folmer of Lebanon.

The average legislative pension is $31,314 with some reaching $120,000. The honest 10 are making a real sacrifice. They deserve your thanks and praise.

Hat tip Bob Guzzardi.


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  • 2/18/2013 8:01 PM Charles T Becomer wrote:
    Notice, but not surprised that there are none from Delaware County. Let's go Tea Partites. Let's term limit these selfish blisters outta there.
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