It is no wonder that the gas industry in Pennsylvania feels so confident in their ability to invade Pennsylvania. After all, they certainly spent enough to buy it, or at least the 'political favor' they need.
Not since the day of Tammany Hall has our political system seen such rampant corruption on all levels. I don't pretend to have a difinitive solution, but I do offer one course of action that is within our grasp. Vote out the encumbents.
It won't fix the system, but it will send a message to the political 'hacks' that the money they accept in campaign contributions will not insure they're re-election. Almost all politicians, the day after they are elected, begin to campaign to be re-elected. We need to make them understand that their only hope of re-election is to honestly serve the voters who put them in office.
They need to understand that without our votes, they will be of no use to the special interest groups, lobbyists, or corporate influenece pedlers if they don't have our votes, and to get our votes, they MUST serve the best interest of the people they're supposed to represent.
Follow the Money - Pennsylvania Politics