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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.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Coatesville needs a corruption cleansing.

“I wish you the best of luck....but the City is so corrupt that I'm certain that it will need to implode before it can straighten out.....if even then.”
This is from May 20, 2014:

It’s from Stacy Bjorhus concerning the Daily Local News article:
“City's current finance director stating that only half of the fees were paid.....leaving $300,000 due is preposterous......and does not sound credible.  
When i was there the billing file was well over $900,000 per year (stated to be $1.2 million....but again file was so error ridden that a good figure couldn't be assessed).....and even the $900K was light by my estimation.....due to embezzlement & corrupted files.....and bribery (of course).  
So now the annual fees are down to $600K and half aren't coming in? I wish I were there to comb the books!  
I wish you the best of luck....but the City is so corrupt that I'm certain that it will need to implode before it can straighten out.....if even then.  
Thanks for sending this to me.  
Oh....and if you happen to run into Joe Hamrick ....tell him that he's also paying for the people who are (still) stealing.....in addition to those who don't pay because they happen to know the right people at City Hall.”
I think what Stacy said is valid. Coatesville needs a corruption cleansing. Without that, the redevelopment plans are in jeopardy. 
When Stacy was fired, furloughed or whatever they called it, they overlooked a non-disclosure agreement. So she is free to say. or write, or testify to anything that went on in Coatesville City Hall. 

Dharmesh Kalaria, Raj; formerly the City of Coatesville’s Information Technology Specialist in the City of Coatesville’s finance department left his job and the USA abruptly. He is back in the states. Maybe he’s willing to testify also. 

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POSTED: October 20, 2011

Monday, September 7, 2015

Republicans like Socialism

Something that I suspected for a long time is that if you don’t name it socialism Republicans will like it. They had socialism when Ike was president, we all did. 

If you take away the misogyny, racism and xenophobia from Trumps “platform” of high taxes on the wealthy and free healthcare for all, you get socialism. 

Bernie Sanders is attracting record breaking crowds with his brand of socialism.   

Bush and the rest of the GOP candidates are supply side conservatives. 

Ms. Clinton is somewhere between socialism and conservatism.

It took a Republican candidate who didn’t need the Republicans extremely wealthy backers to finance his campaign, for us to understand that the Republican base doesn’t buy into Conservative Republican Supply Side Economics. The Republican base likes socialism. 

“And here’s what’s interesting: all indications are that Mr. Bush’s attacks on Mr. Trump are falling flat, because the Republican base doesn’t actually share the Republican establishment’s economic delusions. 
The thing is, we didn’t really know that until Mr. Trump came along. The influence of big-money donors meant that nobody could make a serious play for the G.O.P. nomination without pledging allegiance to supply-side doctrine, and this allowed the establishment to imagine that ordinary voters shared its antipopulist creed. Indeed, Mr. Bush’s hapless attempt at a takedown suggests that his political team still doesn’t get it, and thinks that pointing out The Donald’s heresies will be enough to doom his campaign. 
But Mr. Trump, who is self-financing, didn’t need to genuflect to the big money, and it turns out that the base doesn’t mind his heresies. This is a real revelation, which may have a lasting impact on our politics…” 
Trump Is Right on Economics 
Paul Krugman 
New York Times

Dwight D. Eisenhower:

“Marginal Tax Rate on Regular Income over $400,000: 92% - 91%

Maximum Tax Rate on Long-Term Capital Gains: 25%

During the administration of Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a 92 percent marginal income tax rate for top earners in the United States remained from the previous administration of Harry S. Truman. At the time, the highest tax bracket was for income over $400,000.

This was nearly the highest tax rate for top earners in the century, just under the 94 percent rate for income over $200,000 instated during World War II under Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency.

In 1954, the 92 percent marginal rate decreased to 91 percent under Eisenhower. The maximum tax on long-term capital gains was 25 percent -- a rate that remained in place for a decade.”


by Meg Fowler 
NBC News

I think this is a big thing.

Ms. Clinton should pay attention.