Monday, January 09, 2012
Geeting's "Free Money": El Cerdo Es Bueno
That's what Jon Geeting says, and says Allentown should take advantage of this "free money," i.e. debt, to repair infrastructure. Never mind that this is largely the responsibility of utilities.
How much more "free" money does Allentown deserve? Isn't the NIZ enough? Now Geeting thinks the Federal government should join the State government in helping "poor Allentown." He thinks this kind of "pork" (El Cerdo Es Bueno) is OK and blames Charlie Dent for not pushing harder for it. Enough already. The crumbling infrastructure in Allentown has a lot to do with poor choices on how to spend taxpayers' money. Allentown's Mayors and Councils have been "kicking the can down the road" for years. Now the can has disappeared into a gaping sinkhole. Oopsie! Is it the rest of the state's or the country's responsibility to reward Ed Pawlowski for making bad decisions or his predecessor for giving away the keys to Allentown's budget to the Police and Fire Departments for their bloated pensions?