Posted By Cliff Tuttle | October 13, 2009
Posted by Cliff Tuttle (c) 2009
SUMMARY: Next time there is a budget impass, try forced starvation.
It amazed me as a child to learn that Mohandas Ghandhi (who was a lawyer, by the way) was able to bring the mighty British Empire to its knees by hunger strikes.
Governor Rendell lost 40 pounds during the budget negotiations, but he apparently was not emulating the Great Soul during those 101 days. If he had done so, there might not be a budget yet. After all, the Lt. Governor happens to be a Republican.
A better strategy would have been to lock the doors and starve the legislature. Nothing focuses the mind better than hunger.
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