So Gov. Ed Rendell has a plan to legalize video poker machines at bars to provide tuition assistance to students at community colleges or state-system schools at a rate of $7,600 a year per student ("Rendell Wants Legal Video Poker," Feb. 4.)?
This sounds like a familiar program from our tax-and-spend friend.
If it is as wonderfully successful as his property tax relief scheme, it will most likely result in only 2 percent of the students at those schools actually receiving some form of relief, and that relief will probably be around $100 a year per student.
After all, how many people under the age of 65 who make more than $1 per year are celebrating their reduction in property taxes that he promised as a result of the legalized gambling plan to save the day on property taxes?
Oh, that's right, he's not George W. Bush, so let's not call him out for making false statements and misleading people.
If only he were of that evil party that begins with an R, ends with an N, and in the middle is epublica ... then someone might actually take him to task for pulling a fast one, again!