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Old 03-26-2014, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Do you think the rest of pennsylvania will pretend like it was behind it the whole time?
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Probably but it would take a lot more than just Philly or Southeastern PA to put the entire state "back on the map" as you would call it.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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which states are on the map now?
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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which states are on the map now?
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:21 PM
 
Location: NC
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I can think of 50 that are already on the map. Make that 49.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I think what the OP means when he says putting Pennsylvania "back on the map" is about improving the overall economic climate of the state as well as vastly improving its population growth and how the state's reputation is perceived across the country.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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I think what the OP means when he says putting Pennsylvania "back on the map" is about improving the overall economic climate of the state as well as vastly improving its population growth and how the state's reputation is perceived across the country.
I wonder myself how state identity really works. Pennsylvania is fairly large and varied. As an outsider, I have a difference perception of southeast PA, the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Pittsburgh...and really no idea what's in between. Philadelphia could become as hip as Seattle or Portland (if it isn't already) and it still wouldn't change my thoughts about the state all that much. I mean, New York City is certainly "on the map," but how much does that really affect people's notions of New York state?
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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Do you think the rest of pennsylvania will pretend like it was behind it the whole time?
The vast majority of the residents of Pennsylvania are too dumb to ever stop cutting off their nose to spite their face, they will never embrace Philadelphia. I mean honestly, look at the people the hillbillies in the middle of this state elect into our state government. Anti-urban, anti-education, anti-science, anti-progress bigots populate all levels of our state government.

Forget about the future, right now Philadelphia makes up nearly 70% of this state's GDP. You would think people in Pennsylvania would want to funnel all the money we send to Harrisburg each year back to the city to improve our public transportation, infrastructure, education system, safety, etc. Such investments would result in even more money for the rest of the state to feed off of in the future. Unfortunately these people simply do not understand where their bread is buttered. Instead of spending money to extend the BSL to the Navy Yard or some other investment that will bring jobs and money to our state, they'd rather build a highway from one podunk town to another, or some other worthless pork investment that will contribute zilch to the economy of this state.

Put simply Pennsylvania doesn't deserve Philadelphia. That's why I'm the leader of the Philadelphian Separatist Movement. Imagine how much better off Philadelphia would be if it didn't have to subsidize the rest of this crummy state.

Note: Nearby suburbanites don't get your knickers in a twist, you're more than welcome to join our new state. We wouldn't dream of leaving you stranded in state that would suddenly have the economic prowess of Alabama.
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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The vast majority of the residents of Pennsylvania are too dumb to ever stop cutting off their nose to spite their face, they will never embrace Philadelphia. I mean honestly, look at the people the hillbillies in the middle of this state elect into our state government. Anti-urban, anti-education, anti-science, anti-progress bigots populate all levels of our state government.

Forget about the future, right now Philadelphia makes up nearly 70% of this state's GDP. You would think people in Pennsylvania would want to funnel all the money we send to Harrisburg each year back to the city to improve our public transportation, infrastructure, education system, safety, etc. Such investments would result in even more money for the rest of the state to feed off of in the future. Unfortunately these people simply do not understand where their bread is buttered. Instead of spending money to extend the BSL to the Navy Yard or some other investment that will bring jobs and money to our state, they'd rather build a highway from one podunk town to another, or some other worthless pork investment that will contribute zilch to the economy of this state.

Put simply Pennsylvania doesn't deserve Philadelphia. That's why I'm the leader of the Philadelphian Separatist Movement. Imagine how much better off Philadelphia would be if it didn't have to subsidize the rest of this crummy state.

Note: Nearby suburbanites don't get your knickers in a twist, you're more than welcome to join our new state. We wouldn't dream of leaving you stranded in state that would suddenly have the economic prowess of Alabama.
don't you read the news? pa just passed a transportation bill sending millions to septa... they also just sent a bunch of money to the philly school district.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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I think nearby areas like the LehigH Valley have become much more interesting than in previous decades. A lot of attention justifiably is focused on the LV. However I never disliked Philly. There are still some negative demoncat backward issues that need to be dealt with, but otherwise the City is great. If the North Philly ghetto types want to keep walking around with their pants hanging down and looking for the next fix life will pass them by.
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