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Uncle Irvin: Lawrence is public enemy No. 1

04/05/2016 12:36PM ● By Richard Gaw
State Rep. John Lawrence, who is running for his fourth term as a member of the State House of Representatives, is now public enemy No. 1 for all his southern Chester County constituents.
There are 203 state reps in Pennsylvania, and all are public enemies for their constituents.
What Rep. Lawrence does for a living is drive to Harrisburg, spend a day playing tiddly winks, and drive home for a dinner with his family. He spends close to four hours per day in his car, collecting mileage and per diem fees. He earns -- or rather purloins – more than $125,000 in salary, benefits and pension, plus a state office in Jennersville and state paid staff.
Lawrence's total product for his pay is zero. Lawrence and his associates take, not contribute. Lawrence is so proud of his work that he is asking his constituents to re-elect him for two more years.
Lawrence has no opposition in the April 26 primary election, so the only way to get rid of him and all his GOP associates is to hope for a Democratic landslide in November.

(Uncle Irvin's column is his opinion only, and is not a news story.)

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