28 July 2013 0 Comments

L&I – The Traffic Cop Who Looked the Other Way

The multimillion dollar City of Philadelphia Licenses & Inspection department is the traffic cop who failed to protect the people it was designed to protect. It’s leadership failed to adequately execute the department’s mission, its most basic function, on June 5 when the unsafe demolition of the Salvation Army building, which knocked down its adjacent […]

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 […]

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.  

3 June 2012 0 Comments

PENSION Philadelphia: Heading Toward Bankruptcy, We Are Silent

Moral Hazards: Philadelphia’s Ongoing Pension Crisis  How did Philadelphia end up as one of the poorest, least-educated, highest-taxed and most violent cities in the country? Blame 40 years of political cowardice—and 34,966 ex-city workers who are still collecting fat government pensions. READ MORE May 2012 Philadelphia Magazine    Each of them is owed a lifelong […]

6 August 2011 0 Comments

Why The Democrats Can’t Be Trusted With Money: Philadelphia Model -Brett Mandel

What happens in Philadelphia directly impacts Lower Merion and Montgomery County. What happened in Philadelphia is Happening in Lower Merion. What happened and is happening in Philadelphia can happen in Montgomery County Righteous Democrat Brett Mandel describes how Philadelphia’s bankruptcy is masked by accounting assumptions. Brett Mandel is one of the most knowledgeable analysts of […]