Uncle Irvin: Lawrence returns from vacation
● By J. Chambless
By Uncle Irvin
Our local State Representative, John
Lawrence, returned from his summer vacation issuing fiction about
what he has done to resolve the state's budget impasse. The article
appeared in the Sept. 30 Chester County Press.
Lawrence and his fellow rank-and-file legislators and state senators have been on paid vacation for three months and counting. Lawrence claims in his article that he has insight into budget negotiations, which is not true.
Rep. Lawrence will be among the last legislators to know what's going down, because his stature is so low among lawmakers because he is nothing more than a nice guy. Due to the top-heavy Pennsylvania Legislature, only the very few in leadership positions know what time it is.
This year, Lawrence is blaming Gov. Wolf, a Democrat. For the last four years, he blamed Gov. Corbett, a Republican like himself. Rep. Lawrence should do himself and his constituents a favor and stay on paid vacation like most of the 257 members of the State Legislature.
(Uncle Irvin's column
is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)