The LuLac Edituion #3313, October 03, 2016
So Saturday night in Pennsylvania Donald Trump mocked Hillary Clinton for her weakness after going to the 911 event with pneumonia. This has to give you an insight into the character of this man. If he can come after Hillary Clinton like this, what would he do with just an average person. Shameful.
He took the legal advantage and no one can blame him. Essentially you blame the GOP Congressional sessions from the last few years that have done nothing to change the loopholes. That Congress was more focused on repealing the Affordable Care Act, voting against gun checks and blocking a Supreme Court nominee.
Let's put this loophole into perspective. Here's an example. As a real estate developer here is what he was allowed to do.
Invest 1 million dollars.
Secure a 98 million dollar loan.
When the business failed, he could take the loss of not only the 1 million he invested BUT the 99 million he borrowed, even though he never paid the loan back.
That is some kind of genius. Evil genius.
“As a former mayor of Hazleton, I know how difficult it can be to make the budget stretch to fill the need for police officers and increased public safety,” Barletta said. “I am proud to have advocated for the COPS program while mayor and to have supported it since I have been in Congress. Our local police help keep our communities safe, and we must support them in any way we can.”
The COPS program awards grants to hire community policing professionals, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance to community members, local government leaders, and all levels of law enforcement. Since 1994, COPS has invested more than $14 billion to help advance community policing.
Typically, a COPS grant will cover 75 percent of the cost of hiring, training, and equipping police officers, with the locality picking up the remaining 25 percent. In this case, the Hazleton Police Department was granted a waiver and will only have to provide approximately $24,000 in total over the three-year span of the grant.
“In this time of budget uncertainty, a grant like this is extremely helpful as we continue to serve the people of the Hazleton community,” said Jerry Speziale, Hazleton Chief of Police. “We thank Congressman Barletta for all of his efforts to support law enforcement and the people of this area.”