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17 August 2012 0 Comments

Lower Merion: In Decline? Some Markers

Churches “going out of business”? Is this a sign of the decline of Lower Merion? Lower Merion’s population and economy have not grown, housing prices have declined as the cost of government escalates above the rate of inflation with no increase in quality or quantity of services. Over the past ten years, Lower Merion’s spending, […]

23 July 2012 0 Comments

Lower Merion’s Libraries – A Study in Democratic Spending- Can Lower Merion Democrats Be Trusted with Money? The Evidence Says “No”.

More money spent on a bricks and mortar building in the age of Internet. Can Democrats be trusted with money? Do Democrats even understand money? How many people actually use the Ardmore library, that is, how many library card swipes are there in a month? No one seems to know…or care. It’s not their money […]

8 December 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion Ardmore Transit: Solyndra – Millions of Public Taxpayer Money to Private For Profit Developer – All Sizzle, No Steak

Solyndra — Millions and millions of dollars to politically connected for profit private developer for a project that, plain to be seen, is not profitable. Ardmore Dream and only a dream…   There were those who profited from taxpayer money; those connected to the elected, and Carl Dranoff is very connected to the Democratic Establishment […]

17 October 2011 0 Comments

8 November: Despicable Desperate Democrat David Sonenshein Demoniszes Fiscal Common Sense Candidates

Despite an attempted smear in a letter sent by Despicable Democrat David Sonenshein, former president of Majority of Lower Merion Board of Commissioners and liberal Temple University law professor, the fiscal common sense candidates listed below will prevail if fiscally common sense voters vote on 8 November.  Please tell your friends and neighbors to VOTE […]

1 October 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion Where We Defy Economics: Bigger Library Fewer Books – The Past Preserved

WSJ August 29, 2011  “The economics of the book business are changing so rapidly the industry barely looks like it did just six months ago.” But not here in Lower Merion where the EXPANDED (with fewer books) $9 Million Ludington bricks and mortar, paper book horse and buggy “Library” building nears completion. We defy crass […]

18 September 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion: MilkBoy and The Carpenters’ Union – Ed Coryell, Salaries and Membership

Ed Coryell, Sr. and kerfuffle with University of Arts Some information on Carpenters and Joiners Union, including salaries of officers, father and son Coryell are , together, compensated $423,099 plus benefits Here And Here: 12, 247 members

17 September 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion: Majority Commissioner Paul McElhaney to Vote on Workers Association Contract Negotiated by its President George McElhaney | The Save Ardmore Coalition

Main Line Times’ Cheryl Allison reports: “From a different quarter, there were allusions to McElhaney’s relationship to board Vice President Paul McElhaney, his brother. (At the start of the meeting, Paul McElhaney had again disclosed the connection, but said that he had purposefully “stayed out of” contract negotiations, to the extent that he had asked […]

16 September 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion: MilkBoy and The Carpenters’ Union

Job Creating, Risk taking small businessmen, who have to make a profit to meet a payroll, repay loans and pay a return to investors, co-owners Tommy Joyner (left) and Jamie Lokoff are eager to open up their new downtown coffee shop/music venue. Philadelphia’s government and the Unions don’t make it easy. I hope they make […]

15 September 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion: Jenny Brown, The Forgotten Taxpayer’s BFF, Analyzes $700,000 Workers Association Proposed Contract

Location: Ardmore Joined: 2006-01-13 Posts: Votes Received:  3.5 3813 votes received Lower Merion Township Commissioner, The Forgotten Taxpayer’s BFF, comments on the proposed Workers Association contract. The Key Point: the Forgotten Taxpayer cannot afford these increases. Distrubingly, Township Commissioner Paul McElhaney plans on voting on the Workers Association contract negotiated by his brother, George McElahaney, […]

14 September 2011 0 Comments

Lower Merion: Can Majority Commissioners Be Trusted With Money?

The Lower Merion Majority Does It Again. Commissioners Rogan, McGuire, Bernheim, Gordon, Lindner, Churchill, Manos, Dellheim, McElhaney, can they be trusted with money?  LM union ratifies new labor contract Friday, July 29, 2011 The Majority’s Money Policy   $700,000 over four years! Yikes. How many nongovernment workers got this kind of increase? $1300 lump sum […]