Wednesday, December 15, 2010

D'Amore's Christmas Present to Unions

The Morning Call's Jarrett Renshaw has the skinny.

Earlier this year, Allentown City Council Prez Mike D'Amore and Northampton County Controller Steve Barron were moonlighting as union thugs at a T-Mobile call center. Barron was censured by Northampton County Council when they learned that our Controller actually threatened T-Mobile officials with official retaliation for refusing to drop everything and see him without an appointment. D'Amore's campaign warchest consists largely of union campaign contributions.

This is his way of saying, "Thanks, Merry Christmas!"

Will this end up costing taxpayers? Sure, but you don't contribute to him, do you?


Anonymous said...

What a joke. This band of maroons wouldn't know good policy if it bit them in the ass.

The Banker

Anonymous said...

The city's two big problems - crime and financial distress.
So this group of bozos responds by banning talk on cell phones, adding costs by providing health benefits for gay couples and increasing wage taxes by 40% - driving jobs from the city!

And just wait, they will soon seek a bailout from others for the mess they are enlarging! Elections have consequences. If the voters of Allentown continue to elect these left wing nuts they will have to live with the consequences they create!

Anonymous said...

OT, but germane to the photo. It appears to depict five pounds of sausage attempting to fit into a one-pound skin. I believe the PA Dutch call it a "gutentight."


Bernie O'Hare said...

Unfortunatel, that term applies t me as well. It is an unfalttering picture, which is why I'm using it.

Anonymous said...

PLA's aren't necessarily a bad deal for the taxpayer. it depends how they are written and enforced

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Anonymous said...

The lady in the photo needs to put down the Doritos and take a spinning class.

Same for the one wearing the short skirt from the Seymour Hare collection.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 6:20 said...

PLA's aren't necessarily a bad deal for the taxpayer. it depends how they are written and enforced


Please stop with the propaganda.

Just looking at the few projects that City Hall admitted fell into this category last year, several had non-union shops as the lowest or only bidder.

That means that had the new law been in place, taxpayers would have had to pay more to have another (union) shop do the work. That's bad for taxpayers in a financially-mismanaged city, no matter how you want to spin it.

That aspect will only be worse if they ever build the multi-million dollar hockey arena, which is probably the real reason behind forcing the bill through now.

In addition, the law will exclude most contracting firms located in the city (which are predominately non-union shops) from being able to bid on city jobs.

This bill was nothing more than a payoff of union supporters by city politicians - using our tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:00 and 12:03, are mean personal attacks. You deleted a compliment of someone you are mocking but allow personal attacks that have nothing to do with the post.

Once again you show why you are the King of Hypocrites and not taken seriously as a source of anything but biased hate.