We started this blog because we care, and we’re concerned and you should be too.
If you think Luzerne County is bad - and is it ever! – it’s small potatoes compared to what’s going on in Washington, D.C., where self-serving career politicians systematically squander our taxes, strangle our businesses, and perpetuate a mind-set which encourages dependency on government. Don’t you see what they’re doing? – anything it takes to keep them in power, like delivering $300,000 of taxpayers’ money to build a theater in a likely opponent’s backyard or promising to come through with $500,000 for another local project. Both politicians insinuated that such goodies could vanish if they’re not re-elected.
“These are the times that try men’s souls,” warned Thomas Paine in ”Common Sense,” as he rallied the colonies to stand up to tyranny.
These words ring true today.
Those who control the national purse strings are determined to undermine those who work and enable those who loaf.
Our elected officials, so drunk with power and their own self importance, are detached from those they were entrusted to represent.
Case in point: Health care reform. The American people have made it clear they do not want life and death legislation rushed through in the wee hours of the morning by a chosen few with scant concern for the long-range ramifications.
They know people, on average, will rant among themselves and then get on with their daily lives.
Don’t count us among them. We plan to speak out on matters of local, state and national interest and hold our representatives accountable.
What is bunkum? It’s “insincere speech-making by a politician merely to please local constituents.” See pandering.
We’re not going to let them get away with this without a fight. Join us on our journey. Get engaged. Care.
There’s a lot at at stake here. If you don’t pay attention, the joke will be on you.