Northampton County Democrats
You have a very clear choice on May 19 between John Stoffa - a man who can't be bought - and a return to the back slapping, insider's world of pay to play machine politics.
If you want someone who thinks she's better than you, vote McHale. She walked out in a huff when Michelle Obama came to Cedar Crest last September. The front row was reserved for military families, but McHale insisted on sitting there. She thinks they, like you, are her social inferiors. (LV Ramblings, 9/30/08)
Like high taxes? Vote McHale. In ten years on Council, she's voted for every budget and even supported a 63.5% tax increase over just two years. (LVDC Bluestreak Election Letter, 2005)
Like wasteful spenders? Vote McHale. She spent nearly $650,000 of your money for some cheap furniture and a paint job in council chambers, but hasn't bothered installing cameras so the public can actually watch meetings. (Council minutes, 1/7/08; Finance Committee, 1/16/08)
Want a promise breaker? Vote McHale. After promising Martos Gabriel her support for a cabinet level position, McHale went back on her word. McHale also denies knowing about a proposed work release facility in Bethlehem Township, although it has always been described that way, leading Morning Call columnist Bill White to wonder whether she has amnesia. (Morning Call 4/9/09)
Like stupid financial decisions? Vote McHale. Last year, she nearly forced the county to accept an IT contract that was $1.8 million larger than the one Stoffa negotiated. (Express Times, 9/26/07).
Like government in the dark? Vote McHale. When the late great Wayne Grube told her that Stoffa was trying his best to keep council in the loop, her response was "Nice guys finish last." (Express Times, 9/26/07; LV Ramblings, 9/27/07).
Here are just some of the moneybags paying for Ann McHale:
United Brotherhood of Carpenters, AFSCME, Laborers Local 1174, Ruggiero Trucking & Excavating, Bracalete Construction, MCS Industries, Consultant Shanna & Vince Schascia, Lobbyist Robert DeBeer, Lawyer Christian Perrucci, Consultant & Lobbyist T.J. Rooney and Insurance Agent Ryan D Graham.
Here's who's paying for John Stoffa:
We deserve better than McHale. We have better. Get off the sofa and vote for Stoffa!
Proudly paid for by Ron Angle because Stoffa won't accept my money, either.