Pennsylvania is now looking into the financial abyss. There is a very good chance that the state may not be able to pay its bills today. They passed their own plan - by a scant one-vote margin - that would instead raid surplus funds from many state departments, including mass transit. The measure passed mostly on party lines - with every Democrat in the House voting against. But a few moderate Republicans voted against this plan, which has been rapped by both Gov. Tom Wolf and Senate Republicans as not doing anything to fix the state's recurring budget problems. One member of the Delco GOP agrees with them. Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165, of Springfield, continues to show an independent streak. He voted against the GOP plan, and it's not the first time he's bucked his own party. Good for him.