Friday Blog…

Friday Blog…

Happy Birthday America!!!

As we begin our three day celebration of the birth of our nation, I want to give a shout out to Governor Tom Corbett and those legislative leaders in the PA House and Senate that worked hard to deliver an on time budget for 2011/2012.  The best news is that this year’s budget is smaller than last year’s.  This was a truly amazing accomplishment that deserves PA Main Street praise!

As we celebrate our nation’s independence, it’s important to remember that men like John Adams risked life and limb to give us the freedom we possess today.  Hopefully, not one of us would give up what so many have died for over the years.  As voices in Harrisburg and Washington push for bigger and more expensive government, it’s important for us to stand strong for small businesses and hard working families across this Commonwealth who can no longer afford to pay the cost of big government.

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to meet with my good friend Congressman Pat Meehan.  As a new member of Congress, Pat is already challenging the big spenders and bureaucrats in Washington.  He’s fighting hard for Main Streets across PA.

Today I had the chance to meet with another great patriot, Rick Santorum.  We all know Rick is a passionate defender of our God given rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  What you may not know is that he is boldly talking about the future of America as he attempts to become the 45th President of the United States.  As I talked with Rick about our plight with burdensome and punitive regulations, he talked to me about his successes in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.  A Pennsylvanian in the White House…what an awesome thought!

I hope you have a truly spectacular 4th of July!