Is there a Speaker in the House?

According to Pete DeCoursey of, House Speaker John Perzel said this last night on public television’s “Smart Talk”:

“When I see that a tattoo artist in the city of Philadelphia makes more than a legislator, I think there’s a problem. I thought the members of the General Assembly were worth one-half of what a member of Congress makes. I believe that. … I watch my members, day in and day out; I mean, we have roughly 30-some members who can’t apply for a credit card because their credit’s so bad.”

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