The LuLac Edition #2111, July 3rd, 2012
WELCOME MR. VICE PRESIDENTLuLac land is something else. We get the Vice President of the United States coming in for a visit on the day before the Fourth of July. Yes it is political and yes there will be security. But only people in this area would bitch about being temporarily put out and used politically. It’s the fourth of July, it’s a Presidential election, enjoy the night. Jeez!
CARTWRIGHT ON COURT RULING
17th Congressional District candidate Matt Cartwright weighed in on the Supreme Court decision last week upholding the Affordable Care Act. Here’s what he said: "I applaud the United States Supreme Court for ruling to leave the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intact. Their decision will ensure that all Americans have access to affordable health care. In Pennsylvania alone, ACA has provided health care coverage to 91,000 young people under the age of 26 under their parents’ plan. Further, President Obama’s health care legislation has also helped cut costs on medications as 235,820 seniors saved $645 on their prescription drugs in 2011. But the fight is not over. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt explicitly included in his 2nd Bill of Rights in 1944, “The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.” As a Member of Congress, I will work to make sure that his vision becomes a reality." Hear hear, Attorney, hear, hear.
GAS PAINS IN WILKES BARREIt seems like Mayor Tom Leighton and his staff are under the gun again. This time because the Times Leader found a discrepancy in the fuel taken by the Mayor and certain members of his administration from the gas that is used primarily for DPA vehicles. The Mayor says that there was a mix up because even though he was saving the city money using his own vehicle, he wasn’t keeping track of what days he and others used the gas. Okay, first off, I drive through the downtown every morning to get to work. The transformation of it is wonderful. And it looks clean. (The city seems to have gotten the message to the slobs who live and visit the city that they should pick up after themselves). That said, there always seems to be “something” to explain by this administration. And they don’t do the explaining until a Times Leader or Citizen’s Voice reporter comes across it! Then the explanations start. A few points:
1. The Mayor makes $76,000 a year. Does he actually need to get mileage in addition to that salary?
2. Maybe its because I make significantly less than the Mayor, I can tell you the days and time I get gas for my vehicle. And how many times I filled up and how many times I just threw in 10 bucks to get to the end of the month so the AE balance doesn’t get too high.
Once more, the pattern with this administration continues. When they are found out, they explain. But the question needs to be asked, what if they were never found out? Would we ever know? Plus, how can we expect receipts from LAG Towing when the City doesn't even keep them?