Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3449, March 14th, 2017

Congressman Cartwright on the move and not hiding. (Photo: Pottsville Republican)
Congressman Matt Cartwright was the Grand Marshall for the Pottsville Parade on Sunday. As usual the Congressman walked in the Parade this time with county Sheriff Joseph G. Groody in the cold weather.
“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)

John C. Cordara. (Photo: LuLac archives)
John C. Cordora is running on the Democratic ticket for Mayor of Luzerne Borough. There are two candidates running on the Republican side. Voter registration in Luzerne Borough is: 415 Republicans and 1,260 Democrats. Cordora has a core plan to start a Citizen’s Crime Watch in view of the car break ins on Miller, Charles and Williard streets recently.
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.


Franklin and Marshall
Our friends at the Franklin and Marshall poll have delivered some interesting things in the February results.
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.
The Franklin & Marshall College Poll is produced in conjunction with the Philadelphia Daily News, WGAL-TV (South Central PA), Pittsburgh Tribune Review, WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), WPVI-TV6/ABC (Philadelphia), Times-Shamrock Newspapers, Harrisburg Patriot-News/PennLive, LNP media group, and the Reading Eagle.


At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps Barletta and Marino would be so bold as to state their position on the health care bill.

Then again: nah. That would take real honesty. Better to hide in the weeds until the ooast is clear.

At 11:49 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Perhaps Barletta and Marino would be so bold as to state their position on the health care bill.


I actually got a telephone call tonight around 6 saying the call was being recorded asking me my opinion on Barletta.
I gave it.

At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let there be no doubt that Marino will vote to repeal anything good that has President Obama's name attached to it. Ironic that he is still around to take away health insurance from millions of Americans, including his own constituents. Most people have long forgotten that during his first term Marino went to a special hospital for a medical procedure that likely saved his life. Good thing he had the best of health care.

At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Bluto said...

All answers to pollsters should be delivered directly to your microwave.

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all waiting for Fearless Leader to put together this deal. I still want to be tired of winning.


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