Ted Erickson And Republican Losers

Sen. Ted Erickson (R-26), three days ago before the Springfield Republicans, expressed a distinct coolness to privatizing Pennsylvania's state-run liquor monopoly which is something passed overwhelmingly by the State House and is overwhelmingly supported by his constituents -- at least those who are not part of a special interest group.

Erickson has now made it official that he supports expanding Medicaid to low-income workers despite the burdens it will place on the vast majority of his constituents -- hey, you hear our national debt is now $16.8 trillion --  not to mention the truly poor who will now have to compete with new clients for  attention from a shrinking supply of doctors willing to accept Medicaid patients.

Erickson is not a leader in that he can't fight to make a change to something that doesn't work or fight to stop a change to make something that sorta works fail. He is not a follower in that he refuses to listen to those who elect him. He is the perfect example as to why Republicans lose -- and he should get out of the way.

 

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  • 4/20/2013 11:10 AM charlie bannister wrote:
    I remember when Sen. Erickson had a fine reputation for being on the side of the working (non-union) stiffs. It now appears he is looking for union financial backing. Too bad! Another example for the need for term limits.
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    1. 4/21/2013 1:40 PM howard lander wrote:
      why do you support wall mart and Walgreen's to sell booze they pay monomanias wages is that fair? also our local beer distributor will go the way of hardware stores since the big boys will use booze as a lost leader
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      1. 4/21/2013 5:50 PM Bill Lawrence wrote:
        A lot of local beer and wine sellers do just great down there in Delaware.
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  • 4/20/2013 11:14 AM Harry camp wrote:
    I think the Tea Party ought to put up an opposition to the Union patsy.
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