Another fiscal cliff is looming this fall, according to Republican Senator, Pat Toomey. Toomey says, Democrats continue to refuse to do traditional appropriations bills.
“That creates a dilemma of how do you continue to funs the government. What we’ve done is recent years is a terribly bad policy, which is, you roll out this thousand page, literally trillion dollar bill that continues everything the way it is today. No scrutiny, no amendments, no modifications. No conditions on what the administration can do, it’s terrible,”
During a recent WNPV interview, Toomey said he also expects another fight over the debt limit this fall.
Bucks County Congressman, Mike Fitzpatrick says the government needs to start cutting back on its travel expenses. Fitzpatrick has crafted a bill called
“Stay in Place Cut The Waste"….. Fitzpatrick says the key to cutting expenses is through video conferencing.
“And what it would do is cut 50 percent of government agency travel and replace it with video conferencing. The savings in one years would be 5 billion dollars. Over a ten year period we’re talking about 50 billion dollar savings during the budget cycle.”
Fitzpatrick was a guest on the AM-Edition Friday Morning
Lansdale Borough Council will take action on a trash and recycling ordinance on Wednesday. It will prohibit haulers from picking up after seven at night or before six in the morning. Council member, Mike Sobel says some haulers were picking up earlier than that.
“Some of the commercial properties were being picked that early and sometimes if they’re running late they would be there after 7pm. We did have some residents complain about this.”
The new pickup hours will apply for residential as well as commercial properties.
Congressman Jim Gerlach wants to delay the individual mandate under Obama-Care. The 6th District Republican voted for a bill to delay the individual mandate for a year, just as the administration plans to do for employers with more than 50 workers.
“The fact that they’re talking about hiring 20-thousand new navigators, available to help people navigate through this new bureaucratic mess, should tell you how difficult it’s going to be for individuals to try to comply and employers try to comply.”
Gerlach was a guest on Tuesday’s Comment Please By Univest Program on WNPV.