The math driving Harrisburg's budget stalemate is daunting enough: The state faces a $2 billion deficit that will balloon much higher in the coming years unless lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf agree on a way to close it.

School districts have been compelled to borrow more than $1 billion to keep the doors open and, at some point, taxpayers will have to cover the costs for those loans.
But Pennsylvanians would do well to remember that, beyond the math, words matter and, so far, much of the GOP's rhetoric coming out of the state Capitol just doesn't add up.

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