what is happening with carbon county ...
Gave up myid

Lehighton, PA

#4679 Oct 6, 2012
Word I'm hearing is that there is going to be a large increase in County taxes. Time will tell.
nuid

Lehighton, PA

#4680 Oct 6, 2012
Gave up myid wrote:
Word I'm hearing is that there is going to be a large increase in County taxes. Time will tell.
I don't know if using the word "large" is appropriate,but there has to be one coming.Between the cuts from Harrisburg and the monkey business with the money before the Dem majority commissioners left,it is inevitable.When the prior majority took the Weatherwood money and dispersed it and fixed the budget,their way,well,the handwriting was on the wall.Was real easy for them to proclaim no new taxes in eight years.Would have been interesting to see what they would have come up with had they won.They were going to be able to play with the numbers for so long before they had to bite the bullet.
Gave up myid

Lehighton, PA

#4681 Oct 6, 2012
Well, thank heavens we can disagree again, Mr. Apologist for the Gops who are going to smack us with a huge tax increase! 8 years with NO tax increases and now that your boys have to do it, you are going to...what a shocker...blame the other party. I think your boys have gotten their you know whats caught in the wringer! I'm definitely looking forward to see what happens. Peeps are telling me that T.G. is walking around like a zombie these days, doesn't know what to say, and, of course, they all say that Wayne is as clueless as ever. Will be interesting!
nuid

Lehighton, PA

#4682 Oct 6, 2012
Gave up myid wrote:
Well, thank heavens we can disagree again, Mr. Apologist for the Gops who are going to smack us with a huge tax increase! 8 years with NO tax increases and now that your boys have to do it, you are going to...what a shocker...blame the other party. I think your boys have gotten their you know whats caught in the wringer! I'm definitely looking forward to see what happens. Peeps are telling me that T.G. is walking around like a zombie these days, doesn't know what to say, and, of course, they all say that Wayne is as clueless as ever. Will be interesting!
Oh paleeze!You know damn right well how the money game is played when the majority is OUT GOING!Proof is in the pudding my friend and it will come out.I haven't a clue what your peeps are peeping about as far as Gerhard is concerned.My gleaners tell me he is no different,trying to handle the business of running the county,of which there is alot of left over business from your boys,etc.You get no argument from me on Nothstein.I have tried but cannot figure out that guy.You are right,it will be interesting.
GOTTA BEER

Lehighton, PA

#4683 Oct 7, 2012
The nuid guy is right and the gave up my idea guy is doing exactly what he is accusing the nuid guy of doing. Defending HIS loser guys. I can tell you that the ousted commishs were told to raise taxes. But, they didn't listen and they sure weren't going to raise them in an election year. They played with the Weatherwood sale money and put it in the General Fund. Had the bozoos won they would be in the same situation the new ones are in. It will all come out and then gave up my id and any others wanting to place the blame will have no choice but to either put up or shut up. It is as obvious as hell that gave up my id and that tweet tweet who shows up here, once in awhile, have the blinders on. I think they are in for a few surprises in more than one way.
Tweet Tweet

Lehighton, PA

#4684 Oct 9, 2012
lol, face it guys. TG and WN are pretty well screwed when they come up for election after the tax treatment that they will be giving the rest of us for the next few years.

The reason that WN and TG are having issues as the majority is because they are spending too much. They need to learn to say no when people ask for things.

Were there a few poison pills throw in the well on the way out? Sure there were, but those were dealt with when the budget was reopened. The actual tax increases are purely a WN&TG issue. Horrible management of the county's finances.
Anita Beer

Allentown, PA

#4685 Oct 10, 2012
Tweet Tweet wrote:
lol, face it guys. TG and WN are pretty well screwed when they come up for election after the tax treatment that they will be giving the rest of us for the next few years.
The reason that WN and TG are having issues as the majority is because they are spending too much. They need to learn to say no when people ask for things.
Were there a few poison pills throw in the well on the way out? Sure there were, but those were dealt with when the budget was reopened. The actual tax increases are purely a WN&TG issue. Horrible management of the county's finances.
I agree with Tweet Tweet! WN and TG painted a terrible picture for O and Getz. They made them out to be the worst people in the world despite not raising taxes in 8 years. Tweet was right. O and G put in a poison pill by lowering taxes slightly, forcing them to raise taxes. But O and G never saw the tax hike that is coming down the pike. Rumors are 20 - 30% hike! Comish race is wide open in three years.

And again, we are going back to the same points on Heffley. WN, TG and Heffley are all nice guys. But they lack the intellect to run anything.
Anita Beer

Allentown, PA

#4686 Oct 10, 2012
Also, O keeps putting it out there that the recycling program is in trouble but no one seems to be talking about it. Will WN and TG end the recycling program? We must weight and see.
GaGmEwIdAsPoOn

Lehighton, PA

#4687 Oct 10, 2012
You guys are a freakin riot. A laugh a minute. You D's have been passing off mediocre candidates and office holders for years because the lack luster R's either don't put up candidates or when they do they are the bottom of the barrel. Those two idiots who were running the county were able to escape tax hikes by robbing Peter to pay Paul. Everyone knows you can make numbers do whatever you want. It's been alot of smoke and mirrors. Your ousted bozoos were told and warned but felt they could keep passing the buck. They'll weather this just like previous ones had to. I wouldn't start licking my chops just yet. You guys are on the verge of losing yet another State Rep race and you have to start the usual D fear tactic. The only race you are guaranteed to win is the Congressional race. I wouldn't start celebrating or betting on the Casey race. Too many have not forgotten the screwing he gave to Holden. He chose to help oust the most senior PA Congressman. Really smart on his part. Keep trying guys. Ain't gonna work. As to the Recycling program. Is it theirs to yank or the Feds/State ?
Gave up myid

Lehighton, PA

#4688 Oct 11, 2012
Is this the 4th or 5th Heffley flyer in my mail today? Nice to see that the Goppies have so much money that they are willing to waste it on a guy as useless as Doyle. Also nice to think that the voters of Carbon County have sold their vote to the Republican party of Pennsylvania. I'm sure we'll benefit greatly knowing that Doyle will always vote as they command, and not as his electorate needs.
Peek A Boo

Stroudsburg, PA

#4689 Oct 11, 2012
I saw where Daddy R has been selected from a cast of thousands to be the Big Wig in the Lehighton Halloween Parade ... it was pretty easy to peek behind that mask. How conveeeeenient. LOL

I did like Doyle's latest flyer giving info about the PSEA Union man helping to raise his pay, his pension, and our taxes by 15% over three years.

GOTTA BEER

Lehighton, PA

#4690 Oct 11, 2012
Oh you just have to love these R haters. R's can't do anything right. D's can do no wrong. All those years that Keithy Boy had the war chest he had courtesy of the PAC's, the Philly and Pittsburgh boys, etc. life was wonderful. No body bitched or moaned when he spread the wealth with donations to the former majority commissioners, etc. Life was good. The D's were in control. Things changed and the D's were no longer calling the shots. Enter the naysayers who now cry loudly and often. It's the same old same old. Don't get what they want they take their toys and go home. Nobody disagrees that the real Double R deserves the honor for the Halloween Parade, heads are shaking at not only the timing but the unfortunate health condition of the man. Hoping the poor guy enjoys the parade and doesn't figure out the timing.
White Flag

Palmerton, PA

#4691 Oct 11, 2012
I think I saw the RR Camp walking out raising the white flag. He was just terrible and DH took him to task. Good thing RR didn't give up his day job yet.
nuid

Lehighton, PA

#4692 Oct 11, 2012
Been waiting for the reports to come in.Did not attend and did not watch the debate.Okay GUMID,I think you said you were going to attend?Let's hear more.
idiots

Stroudsburg, PA

#4693 Oct 11, 2012
nuid wrote:
Been waiting for the reports to come in.Did not attend and did not watch the debate.Okay GUMID,I think you said you were going to attend?Let's hear more.
I watched the debate. I went in with an opened mind and came out shaking my head. Quite honestly, both candidates should have stayed home. For the most part, neither party answered the questions either directly or at all. And when they did they didn't make sense. Sadly, BOTH of them interjected "education" whether it was appropriate to do so or not. I'm disgusted with the choices. Might just stay home.
nuid

Lehighton, PA

#4694 Oct 11, 2012
idiots wrote:
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I watched the debate. I went in with an opened mind and came out shaking my head. Quite honestly, both candidates should have stayed home. For the most part, neither party answered the questions either directly or at all. And when they did they didn't make sense. Sadly, BOTH of them interjected "education" whether it was appropriate to do so or not. I'm disgusted with the choices. Might just stay home.
Even without the debate,these are the same reports I have been hearing these past weeks.I am going to venture that your summary is the correct one.Unlike the presidential debate,which was quite obvious who won that one,most debates are not that one sided.Therefore,you end up with each side claiming victory.This debate should have given the voters a clear cut choice and it obviously did not.Thank you for being so honest.
White Flag

Palmerton, PA

#4695 Oct 11, 2012
I was there. There was no doubt. Heffley took RR to the cleaners. Spin it how you want but sorry folks, Heffley won this one hands down.
Uh Huh

Stroudsburg, PA

#4696 Oct 12, 2012
I only saw a few clips of the debate on TV. R looked and sounded like one of the kids he teaches ... needs a little help and some easier material. I couldn't help but make a comparison between him and Senator Zero.
Observer

Jim Thorpe, PA

#4697 Oct 12, 2012
A question that I would have liked to have heard asked and answered was whether either candidate would support making it easier for voters to have third party choices on the ballot.

Here's a story from yesterday about a Commonwealth Court decision on a Republican challenge to Libertarian petitions:

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/elections/mc-...
Gave up myid

Lehighton, PA

#4698 Oct 12, 2012
Yes, I was there. I wasn't surprised by anything either of them said. I think it was balanced, neither came out of it with an advantage. Heard a surprising rumor this morning, however, and my first source is a member of the 911ers, although it was being discussed in one of my watering holes by the local pundits also, not one hour ago. Word on the street is that Heffley was given the questions in advance. Interesting.

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