Me at Keystone Politics on what Tom Corbett could be doing on jobs:
Tom Corbett’s idea of job creation is probably “do whatever the state’s largest businesses are asking for.” But that’s just not how job creation works. Job creation comes overwhelmingly from small firms scaling up. The biggest players are rarely going to be the ones adding large numbers of new workers.
The real low-hanging fruit of job creation is to increase productivity in the high-performing metro regions. That’s Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, the Lehigh Valley, Scranton and Harrisburg:
Instead, the Republicans hit metros hard in the budget. This is the equivalent of destroying your car’s engine because you’re low on gas. Kneecapping metros is only going to make it harder to balance the budget by slowing economic growth and pushing down tax receipts.