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Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, 9:00 p.m.
 

I beg to differ with Shaun Rinier, president of the Penn-Trafford Education Association, who stated in his letter “Good riddance” that the $140,000 yearly salary of Gov. Tom Corbett's aide Ron Tomalis was “one of Pennsylvania's greatest wastes of taxpayer money ever ... .” I have to give you an “E” for effort, my friend, as that distinction goes to the North Shore Connector, for which costs exceeded 500 million in tax dollars.

Playing a key role in its advancement, former Gov. Ed Rendell later called the connector “a tragic mistake.” And the North Shore Connector is rated third in the nation for wasting $62 million in taxpayer stimulus money.

Rendell made a list of 1,145 bridges in need of repair. To go ahead with the connector project instead of fixing our neglected bridges, which would have helped far more Pennsylvanians, was unforgiveable. I say “good riddance” to Ed Rendell, who never saw a tax he didn't like, which I liken to the current Democrat candidate for governor, taxaholic Tom Wolf.

Sheila Thomas

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