Thursday, August 12, 2010

The LuLac Edition #1263, Aug. 12th, 2010



The Luzerne County Home Rule Commission voted 10 to 1 to put a charter on the ballot this November. The document offers sweeping changes on the way Luzerne County does business. According to the Times Leader, As written, the home rule charter calls for an 11-person, elected, part-time county council and an appointed county manager. The charter also eliminates the elected positions of coroner, register of wills, prothonotary, sheriff, recorder of deeds, treasurer and the two jury commissioners. District attorney and controller positions would remain elected. The time for radical change is now. In the past voters in this country have entrusted the care of their county government to a class that I like to call the power elite. Look at the corruption figures indicted, sentenced and jailed. There is connection after connection.Plus the entire Luzerne County governmental system is bloated with nieces and nephews who would last three minutes in private enterprise if they had a real job.
The argument will be made that it is the people that make a government not the office. The argument will be made that there will be a new power structure replacing the old one. The argument will be made to trust your friends and neighbors who work in the Courthouse and need their jobs. DON’T FALL FOR IT AGAIN!
This change must send a message that the old ways cannot stand. Anything is better than the little fiefdom that has become a way of life for people in this county. It will be interesting tto see how the "reformers" who are now elected react to this politically
I’ll support this charter change with every fiber of my being…..and I’d go a step further. You’ve seen it before but from WYOU TV a few years back, here’s my plan. BLOW IT UP AND START ALL OVER! It’s the only way.


At 2:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nonsense! It isn't the form of government, it is the voters who stay home on election day or the voters who just don't care who they vote for. This charter as it is written only complicates government and takes the control out of the hands of the people. What can be more perfect than a minority commissioner watching just two majority commissioners? Our problem is that the minority commissioner only makes noise after the fact and never seems to know what's going on when the bad deeds are happening. It's the people we elect so wake up voters.

At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11 chances for corruption over the current 3. NO THANK YOU. i am voting against.

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't hurt, that's for sure.

At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David, That's just a stupid idea and we or certainly I expect more from you. Besides, I don't think your cousin would appreciate your screw-um attitude and he walks the streets looking for a new job.

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you notice what he really said on WYOU, senior staff would be kept on to make the decisions. So his cousin would be fine. I think the idea is a bit out there but these are crazy times. Something has to be done and I think Home Rule will work. As far as corruption on a wider scale, I think not. People are really watching.

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know near enought about the proposed changes advocated by the Home Rule Study Commission.
I do suggest that the 'average voters' study the proposal as much as possible because it must be adopted 'as is' and not on a 'some is good-some is bad' basis.
I also offer one historical caution as well.
There was a time when voters in Wilkes-Barre were asked to improve their government by approving a Home Rule proposal for a 'City Manager' for of government. They did and ended up with a system that had its own problems and did little to improve the situation.
The proposed change may make the grass look greener...but we may have to give up some benefits for something that just looks good.

At 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

People are really watching? What fucking planet are you living on.? The feds are here people take or pass money and get slapped on the writs. Pizzella gets sentenced his daughter gets a job. Watch as the first few get out of prison, rumor has it some of them already have jobs waiting. Please. A few hundred people who read this blog and a few thousand that listen to talk radio are inconsequential. 11 part time "commissioners" will be doling out favors and jobs to get re-elected, if the don't.. they won't be in.

At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Your Friend and Political Sparing Partner said...

This is a real no brainer. Vote NO. There is nothing good about this proposal. It will open the door to even more corruption.
Money maybe the mother's milk of politics, but patronage is the father's sperm and this set up will require plenty of patronage.

At 7:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that Walter G is an elected official he is against the home rule charter. Is he going the way of Christine Katsock, from "reformer" to part of the problem?


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