Stoffa decided to roll back proposed these healthcare hikes when Council and workers wondered whether this disastrous legislation, designed to make healthcare more affordable, would be changed or perhaps repealed.
Siementioski lost her enthuusiasm for Northampton County after this reversal. She stopped participating in union negotiations. Her appearances at Council meetings also became less frequent.
As a result, Lamont McClure can now call Political Controller Steve Barron to the podium to say the county's healthcare plan is not a Cadillac plan. For those of you who don't know, Barron is an expert on everything. In addition to being Controller, he's also certified fraud examiner, asbestos expert, nursing home administrator, union activist,
But a few minutes later, under fairly gentle questioning by Glenn Geissinger, Barron von Footinmouth admitted it could be a Cadillac plan after all.
The difference between Siementioski and Barron is that the former is apolitical while the latter's name is signed in at every Democratic club in a 50-mile radius.
Unfortunately, the apolitical Siementioski is leaving. I understand she's scheduled to retire in October.
Executive John Brown has already posted an ad, looking for her successor.
If a majority of Council had their way, she would be replaced by someone who has to be an expert at human resources management and has to be willing to move her for a job that might only last three years.
Maybe Barron can do it.