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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA
I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Listen to the "Candidates Forum" Coatesville, PA
• Coatesville Revitalization
The Daily Local News wrote an article published on Saturday, August 23, 2008. Candidates from all parties were invited. Only Democratic Candidates showed up. Those candidates were:
• Bob Roggio for Congress 6th Congressional District
• Bruce Slater for Congress 16th Congressional District
• Fern Kaufman PA 26th Legislative District
The Daily Local News seems to feel that groups that support Working Families and affordable and professional level health care are "left leaning". I believe that middle class working people are (or were) the backbone of the nation and that although hospitals advertise professional level heath care; the staff of most PA hospitals do not practice basic infection control procedures. Listen to the Forum and judge for yourself:
Candidates speak to their base
By DAN KRISTIE, Staff Writer
COATESVILLE — Three local Democratic candidates spoke this week about their support for government-sponsored health care and their reservations about free trade.
Their comments came at a forum held Thursday at the Coatesville Senior Center and sponsored by two left-leaning political advocacy organizations, Working Families Win and the Pennsylvania Health Access Network.
"Treaties like NAFTA and CAFTA look good on paper," said Bob Roggio, the Democrat running against Republican incumbent Jim Gerlach in the 6th Congressional District. But Roggio said these trade deals must be adjusted and made fairer to American workers.
"A free market has to be a fair free market," Roggio said. "And we can do that. It's just a matter of regulation."
According to Phila Back, an organizer with Working Families Win, the event was held to get candidates to go on record with their support for implementing universal health care, reforming free trade, strengthening unions and increasing funding for education.
The forum was also attended by Fern Kaufman, the Democrat running against incumbent state Rep. Tim Hennessey in Coatesville area's 26th Legislative District, and Bruce Slater, the Democrat running against incumbent Joe Pitts in the 16th Congressional District.
Read the rest of the DLN article here:
LISTEN TO THE "CANDIDATES FORUM" HERE