29 December 2013 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 13 – Democratic Scranton Unemployment 9.2%

Not only is Democratic and very unionized Scranton going bankrupt, its Democratic residents are unemployed at higher numbers than the average for Pennsylvania or the US. Culture Counts and Counting Counts. Reality based analysis would tell us that Democratic ideas do not produce more goods and more services, nor produce more jobs, nor produce more […]

19 November 2012 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 12 – or with Children’s Welfare “Kids for Cash” Democratic Luzerne County

A new book examining the Kids for Cash scandal in the Luzerne County courthouse places that event in its full historical context for Northeast Pennsylvania as well as offering a call for reform of the juvenile justice system. Written by veteran journalist William Ecenbarger, “Kids for Cash,” published by The New Press, explores the long-standing […]

18 November 2012 0 Comments

The Democrats Cannot Be Trusted with Money Part 11…Scranton’s Parking Authority, Like Harrisburg’s Incinerator, Is Going Bankrupt

The Scranton Parking Authority expects city council to help cover a loan payment that’s due Saturday to avoid another default of the agency, SPA’s attorney said Wednesday. SPA has a $930,000 bond payment due in two days but needs the city to cover $325,000 of it, SPA solicitor Joseph O’Brien said. The city guarantees the […]

17 November 2012 0 Comments

The Democrats Cannot Be Trusted with Money Part 10 …or With Education – Scranton School District Under Investigation

The Democrats Cannot Be Trusted with Money …or With Education The Scranton School District is under investigation for manipulation of standardized tests, including the possibility of teachers or administrators changing answers on bubble sheets. READ MORE  Citizens Voice 12 September 2012

16 November 2012 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 9 – Allentown Bond Downgrade by Moody’s

READ MORE Morning Call 12 October 2012 reports: Moody’s frowns on $120.3 million debt. Mayor  Pawlowski cites need to ease ‘pension crisis.’ [because the only way to solve a spending problem is to spend more].  Investors use credit ratings such as Moody’s to determine the risk of a municipality’s defaulting on debt payments. A lower […]

15 November 2012 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 8 – Stranger Than Fiction – Unions Can Legally Stalk and Sabotage – Unions Exempt from Law by the Law

    READ MORE They Can Do What?!  Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania 25 October 2012 A recent US Chamber of Commerce report noted that labor unions in Pennsylvania are exempt from stalking laws when it comes to labor disputes. From the stalking law:  “This section shall not apply to conduct by a party to a labor […]

13 November 2012 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 6 Philadelphia’s Nonprofits – Where the Money Is – Democratic Scranton’s Fiscal s Solution Embraced by Democratic Philadelphia Unions

READ MORE Democratic Philadelphia Unions Lobby City to Send Tax Bills to All Philly Nonprofits  Philadelphia Inquirer 11 October 2012 It seems that Philadelphia’s Unions, (the prime drivers of ever escalating government costs)  have adopted the Scranton Willie Sutton Strategy.  

12 November 2012 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 5 Scranton’s Taxing Nonprofits Because That’s Where the Money Is

READ MORE Democratic Scranton Looks to Tax Scranton’s Nonprofit Institutions Citizens Voice 4 October 2012   There is an apocryphal statement attributed to Willie Sutton, (a well-know Philadelphia bank robber active in the 1950’s)  that explains the thinking of Scranton’s Democratic, political, leaders who got this Democratic city into the financial mess that it’s in. […]

11 November 2012 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 4 Scranton Bailed Out by State and by More Debt

After recent approval of a recovery plan by the city council Scranton will receive $2.25 million in  aid from its home state of Pennsylvania but the cash-strapped city still needs to borrow millions more. READ MORE  Democratic Scranton Bailed Out by Republicans Still Needs More Money 24 August 2012 Reuters  

9 November 2012 0 Comments

Democrats Cannot Be Trusted With Money Part 2 Scranton – Bankrupt in all but the legal filings

   READ MORE Scranton’s Path to Bankruptcy Fiscal Times 11 July 2012