The LuLac Edition #3449, March 14th, 2017
“For me, it was a high honor to be asked to be grand marshal of this year’s parade,” Cartwright said. “My Irish roots run deep, so something like this means a lot to me, no matter how cold it is today.”
Cartwright is serving his third two-year term representing the 17th Congressional District, which includes all of Schuylkill County and parts of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Northampton counties.
“I like coming to Schuylkill County in general,” he said. “The people are so full of decency and friendship.”
Following the parade, Cartwright joined other local officials and residents at the Humane Fire Company for the Grand Irish Party, where there was live music by Celthart.
Cartwright is the only Congressman in the coverage area of the 10th, 11th and 17th district that doesn’t need an all points bulletin to find him.
The annual Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held at noon March 25. (LuLac, Pottsville Republican)
Cordora is a life long conservative who has never been endorsed by either political party. John is an affable guy, very involved and get this, is running as an outsider. Cordora brings a wealth of experience and can help accelerate many of the efforts of Luzerne to make it a great place to live as well as increase business.
WHO DO YOU BLAME? Registered voters continue to believe that government and politicians (24%) are the state’s most important problem followed by education at 16%, unemployment and taxes at 11% and taxes at 11%.
Wow, again anti government and anti politico lose in the eyes of those polled yet Pa. rarely changes incumbents!
MINUMUM WAGE: Six in ten (61%) say they favor an increase in the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12.00 per hour, with 39% strongly in favor and 22% somewhat in favor.
That’s a big jump but tells you that voters feel they are underpaid. Wonder how the business communities feel?
ON TRUMP: LOW: One in three (32%) registered voters in Pennsylvania believes President Trump is doing an “excellent” or “good” job as president.
That means there are more than 68% who don’t agree or have no opinion.
TRUMP HIGH TO MIDDLE: Voters are confident in the President’s ability to handle the economy (51%), but are less confident in his ability to handle immigration issues (41%) and foreign affairs (38%).
The big numbers there are Immigration and Foreign Policy where Trump never made the transition from candidate to President.
A TRUMP TIE: Equal proportions of registered voters say that the media treats the president “very unfairly” (32%) as say the media treats him “very fairly” (32%).
Again this is a snapshot of American government divided.
OBAMA CARE: Only one in four (29%) registered Pennsylvania voters believes that the Affordable Care Act should be repealed entirely; most (60%) believe the law should have a few changes made to improve it.
This flies in the face of the recent dictate by Paul Ryan that he and his Congress need to keep their campaign promises. You have to wonder if our GOP Congressmen Barletta and Marino are going to vote for repeal and endorse the tax credit plan.