Governors are elected to lead, but Pennsylvania’s Democrat Governor Tom Wolf is comfortable letting his state spin out of control. As Wolf faces the second budget stalemate of his rocky tenure, he’s being blasted in the press for taking a “back seat” to negotiations. The Morning Call writes, “Pennsylvania may go broke Friday for the first time in its history.”
But Tom Wolf is nowhere to be found.“Wolf, a Democrat, has taken a back seat in budget talks for months.”
Wolf’s office won’t even comment on what his administration will do if the state does go broke. “Wolf’s spokesman, J.J. Abbott, declined Tuesday to discuss the governor’s options.”
Pennsylvania needs a Governor who will do the job and lead. Tom Wolf has proven he can’t.
The Morning Call reports:
“Pennsylvania may go broke Friday for the first time in its history.
The state won’t have enough money to cover $860 million in scheduled payroll, bond and Medicaid bills, and neither Treasurer Joe Torsella nor Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is interested in authorizing another short-term loan as long as lawmakers are refusing to pay for the state’s $32 billion budget.
…Wolf, a Democrat, has taken a back seat in budget talks for months…”