Is Allentown a microcosm of the nation? Consider this; Mayor Ed Pawlowski’s fiscal shenanigans of reckless spending, increased debt and bureaucratic expansion have driven Allentown to the point of fiscal insolvency; now, President Barack Obama in a short eighteen months threatens to do the same to the nation through similar actions. Both leaders have exhibited a similar penchant for dismissing criticism and discrediting critics, and both also share the calamitous combination of hubris and incompetence. Now, in the heat of the summer we see Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and President Barack Obama attempting to deceive their electorates by spinning the canard that the dire circumstances confronting the city and the nation would be worse if it were not for them. The audacity of these claims serves to demonstrate Ed and Barack’s contempt for the public’s intellect. While plebeians are left to stare nervously into the abyss of another economic downturn many are coming to the realization that their emperors wear no clothes.
Both leaders, however, continue to maintain a supreme belief in themselves in spite of economic forecasts that show little reason for confidence. They and their dwindling number of true believers are the only ones who would believe the deception of “HOPE.” Ed Pawlowski has in all likelihood damaged Allentown past the point of any real salvation; now, the other politician who hails from the windy city is doing the same to the nation. Proud of their achievement and accumulated power both men expect the public to buy the bilge of a “Recovery Summer.”