He’s not Santa Claus

The Herald Standard has an editorial about all of Governor Rendell’s taxpayer-funded “gifts” to Pennsylvania. While they don’t claim that any of these expenditures are misguided (though we pull no punches in labeling Rendell’s economic development projects as pork), they do note that Governor Rendell doesn’t have an army of elves printing money. It all comes from taxpayers.

In other words, voters can’t have more government giveaways and lower taxes.

What we can’t do is be all smiles as we tear open the wrapping on a big bundle of state funding, and then get angry when the bills come due at tax time.