The problem with the fiscal cliff—well, other than the fact that most people don’t know what the hell it is—is that there is no plan to avoid falling off it—yet. What’s certain is that if nothing is done, all our taxes will go up. There will be deep cuts in government programs. Consumer spending could fall by about $200 billion nationwide. And we’d be headed toward another recession in early 2013. Happy New Year!
When he’s not running his fine-art inkjet printing business in the Vox Building on Wood Street, Jeffrey Stockbridge spends most of his free time beneath the El along Kensington Avenue, or, as it’s more commonly referred to, “the Ave.” The 30-year-old isn’t a part of the drug trade, which is what most Philly residents think of when Kensington comes up in conversation. He’s just there to take pictures and ask questions. A lot of them.
Corruption, glad-handing, back-stabbing: These are a few of political columnist John Baer’s favorite things. Not that he’s necessarily happy, per se, that Pennsylvania politics is brimming with such seedy characters, or that residents so often get the short end of a very rotten stick, or that conditions are such that he calls the state “The Land of Low Expectations.” What makes him happy is that he is there to cover the ups and downs of Pennsylvania’s public servants and savants.
According to this report at Philly.com, police have identified Henry Pettigrew as the fool who, after cartoonishly slipping and falling twice while running with an AK-47, managed to fire several rounds into the Purple Orchid Gentleman’s Club in West Philly on May 11. The Raw Story reports that the shooting was retaliation for the DJ [...]
The war on public assistance has hit Pennsylvanians hard since Gov. Corbett came into office in 2011. A little over a year ago, he introduced a food stamp asset test, which would seek to make sure those Pennsylvanians receiving SNAP benefits do not have too much money in their savings or checking accounts. Earlier this [...]