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John Child July 19, 2014 at 09:39 am
Nationwide the Labor Participation Rate is the lowest it's been in 40-years. More and more peopleRead More are simply dropping out of the world force, which is why the so-called unemployment rates are falling... it's not that more people are working; it's that more people are no longer looking for work.
John Child July 19, 2014 at 09:41 am
Nationwide the Labor Participation Rate is the lowest it's been in 40-years. More and more peopleRead More are simply dropping out of the work force, which causes the unemployment rates to fall ... it's not that more people are WORKING; it's that more people are no longer LOOKING.
dwayne roberson July 22, 2014 at 07:04 am
The upcoming Obamacare employer mandate implementation will continue to degrade employment numbers.Read More The mischief of QE 3 will continue to develop a cycle of inflation. Growing a government Godzilla was never an economic solution for anyone.
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Margot Guinan July 17, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Was 1 of 2 Employee Benefits 4 1000 employees in Northumberland County. Where r the Hire sheets,Read More Termination sheets that should have been generated thru each department. Our Human Resources Dept had Payroll, Insurance, Retirement & HR Director within 10 feet of each other. No one escaped our scrutiny & that included Nursing Home & Prison. Right down the hall were the Commissioners who did the hiring. Every employee hired was seen personally & explained benefits & their responsibilities. Bucks County Coms need 2 talk 2 & visits other Counties. Should never have happened here-no excuse. It can be fixed.
sherry July 18, 2014 at 06:07 pm
best use of tax payer money I've heard in a long time
James W. Hill July 20, 2014 at 03:56 pm
Why honor them by displaying their portrait in the first place?
dwayne roberson July 22, 2014 at 07:18 am
Attorney General Kathleen Kane should get a big one for covering up video taped bribes.
Jim Starowicz July 17, 2014 at 08:53 am
'Congress {Conservatives in Both House's, DeJa-Vu!!} Scrambling to Lower Cost of Bill to FixRead More Veterans' Health Care' “Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013 There is only one branch of the government that's been consistent, now for over five yrs., in helping us Veterans, long ignored or denied issues by those served, as well as Military personal and their Families, the Executive Branch and it's Cabinet, because those served through their representatives won't and wouldn't previously!! Trying finally to build what the Country promised, decades and wars from ignored their responsibility, and the conservative ideology is to privatize, bringing in all the problems and bottom line corporate executive mentality, for corporate profit off the peoples treasury. They don't control the Countries purse strings and the VA is the Responsibility of the Country Served, the Poser Patriots who use Veterans as political pawns!! “We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration Ahhh yes, it's just so easy to, Peoples Representatives, Rubber Stamp, wealth enhancing through investments, War Costs that are all borrowed, no offsets mentioned, on our credit with interest payments and in these recent two kept off the Countries books till Executive Administrations changed!! Then use same, Political Poser Patriotic Theater, for the decades of 'scandals' created by ignoring the Veterans of who served in and the issues from and doing patch work on which create more 'scandals' to use, including making sure the agency stays years behind the technology advances causing extremely costly problems that are then obstructed in fixing! Meanwhile, DeJa- Vu all over again, the Veterans Bill sits in the House going no where!! They got the Gen. "Mission Accomplished" , their, problem solved!!! Poser Patriots, the 99% Served, especially conservative ideology, like it that way, been so for decades and wars from continuing the stand for them flag waving patriotic free wars, Afghanistan and Iraq still not paid for, and ignoring the results from. Decades of under funding, while ignoring many issues, the peoples responsibility the VA. Still grossly under funded, two tax cuts with these wars, in just recent history as Shinseki, with help from the entire Executive Branch, sought to bring it into the 21st century and as the people served promised from beginning, budget still mostly borrowed!! Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014 USN All Shore '67-'71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country '70-'71 - Independent**
Stephanie Palmer July 17, 2014 at 11:47 am
I suppose that he wants the DOJ to fund this investigation. Just a guess, but could this nasty issueRead More have anything to do with the fact that Fitzpatrick consistently has voted decreases in the VA budget and yet supported bonuses? Why would he want to use our tax money to pay bonuses to a thoroughly disfunctional organization? The VA has been disfunctional for at least two or three decades. Why spend our money without coming out with new management? As usual, Fitzpatrick is more than a day late, and many dollars short. But then it's election season, and he thinks we will forget that as he voted to cut the budget of the VA, he was voting for oil and tobacco subsidies. What a guy.
John Motyka July 21, 2014 at 01:46 am
This Congressman voted against ANY funding for expanding VA facilities and services. He obstructedRead More legislation EVERYTIME as instructed by House Majority Leader Boehner. He was absent to his own swearing in ceremony in 2013. What nonsense...jdm
K. Thom. July 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm
Annie G July 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm
Why should all the PA taxpayers in PA pay more for Phila schools? If you go outside our five countyRead More area the PA residents have much different viewpionts. Not perfect, but our tax situation is better than most states.
tfcrow July 12, 2014 at 11:24 am
Just close your eyes Corbutthole. You're done.
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Tom Bartman July 7, 2014 at 09:04 pm
Hatboro dad - is the Pottstown Mercury a reputable reference? May I remind you of the death of aRead More friend of many of us right here in Limerick. I'll do your homework for you and provide the link: http://www.pottsmerc.com/general-news/20140404/teen-gets-jail-for-dui-crash-that-claimed-life-of-limerick-jogger-video Tell her parents I am cherry picking data. Two kids do not have a mother. Your progressive rhetoric is out of line.
hatboro dad July 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Tom, that is the epitome of cherry picking. It is a single, albeit tragic event. Scientists do notRead More deal with n's of 1. To draw a conclusion requires analyzing rates of incidence and prevalence and statistical significance. Does any of that matter to that family? Of course not, but for society? yes. So, no, the Pottstown Mercury is not reputable for reporting science, only sensationalism. Talk to me when you understand the scientific process. And I am sad for you that 'progressive' is a perjorative.
smartpig18 July 11, 2014 at 12:29 pm
I don't understand where they find these people for their survey. As a college educated health careRead More worker, I don't know anyone who doesn't feel that marihuana should be legalized. Anyone who is going to smoke pot will do so whether it's legal or not. As for medical marihuana, there already is a pill form. It's called Marinol. Only the drug companies benefit from keeping pot illegal.
Parx Casino brought in the highest slots revenue in the state. (Patch file photo)
Kirk E Coats July 5, 2014 at 09:27 am
Where in the devil is all that money going? I see no evidence of the benefits it should be givingRead More to the people of PA.
John Child July 6, 2014 at 07:13 am
It's The Death of Savings -- When certificates of deposit pay zero and the stock market doubles inRead More five years... just let's you know that Gambling is A Good Thing. Savings is for Morons.
Heidi July 6, 2014 at 07:58 am
I personally know some inside things about 1 casino in the area. They have tightened down machine toRead More the limit Harrisburg allows & yes there is a limit. But they have also asked employees to go past that limit so machines don't pay out as much or often. Those employees have left their jobs that day as they get the fine and can not work in the business again & so do the casino. Which is a disgrace. Why would people return if you are not even getting a quarter back on $100 played? I would not go either as often. So of course gambling would be down, plus you take into account that in AC the promotions to get you to go there are so much better even after not being there for over a year. When here the incentive is not great. Why blow your $ It is said that I have many friends in the business & they did well $ wise at their jobs until now. Some news people & Harrisburg should get inside to see what goes on behind the machines. The only way to win is luck at card games verses machines anymore. I personally use to go often because I lived close by now I have a longer drive so I stay away & can't afford to gamble like I used to. It is like walking in and saying here is $200 just take it. Sorry but I know way to much about how they operate on the inside & that needs to change for $20 I have a better chance of winning the lottery.
Bensalem Township's police dog. Credit Bensalem Police Facebook
Hugh Gallagher July 3, 2014 at 01:34 pm
They should have addressed the pension crisis instead. Such political cowardice.
The Truth July 3, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Don't worry about their pensions, they'll be out there "to disturb and collect" this 4thRead More of July weekend...
John Smith July 3, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Why don't we increase the penalties for cops who needlessly hurt non-police dogs? What happened toRead More the cop who left his K9 in the vehicle to die? Nothing?
Bob Lentz July 1, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Keep spending money while other side can't agree on any reform . The only service that will beRead More interrupted is yours Tommy .
tfcrow July 1, 2014 at 04:27 pm
All of those women and unemployed that you insulted will vote your ass out in November.
Brad Kirsch July 2, 2014 at 02:31 pm
This is a non-sequitar his past budgets have already interrupted vital services from health-care forRead More the disadvantaged to participation in the ACA and we have only to look at our roads and our car repair costs to understand this States incompetent leadership.
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Peter Maravitch July 3, 2014 at 09:18 pm
A very easy fix. Tax shale the right way. All we will see now is these companies posting billionRead More dollar profits every quarter and laughing to the bank. Oh, that's right, Corbett already cut the deal with them. Doesn't have to worry about his pension.
DJ2 July 4, 2014 at 08:48 am
Exactly, Peter. What's often lost in this and any talk of pension reform is that people like CorbettRead More and Warren Kampf will also collect a nice little pension--- yet none of their pension reform plans include any changes to theirs.
M July 6, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Brings us back to the whole "all legislators/governmental functionaries should be subject toRead More the results of the legislation they pass" plan.
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Bob Dobbs June 28, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Jennifer Parks you show your clear lack of information/logic on this issue . It's been proven aRead More perfect medicine for numerous ailments/diseases including for children (Dravet's Syndrome for example) Go back and read up . It's not a 'ploy' for anything other than sane legal policies for this miraculous natural medicine.
Monique Brunette June 29, 2014 at 08:18 am
I'm glad for the comments from people who understand how important medical marijuana if for those ofRead More us who suffer with a chronic illness! Those of you who put it down, tell me something, do you have a chronic illness, or a loved one suffering from one? My guess is, most of you don't, and those that do and are still against it, sorry to say but you are so brain washed by the tons of bs we're constantly being fed by nothing more then the profit over health big pharma companies! I have an illness that is attacking all throughout my body, and I can even die from it in the end. I can tell you my experience with some of the crap pills they have prescribed me made me more sick, and had some dangerous side effects that warranted a trip to the emergency room! So yea, when I see your judgmental ignorant complaints I am offended! Many of us out there are not drug abusers looking for the legalization to just get HIGH! They make cannabis as well where you don't even get high, but just gain the benefits of feeling much better, or even in some cases can be cured, depending on the illness. Stop bashing people who are for the legalization, and making the assumption that we're all just low life scum looking to get high legally! You don't know these people personally, or the effects of their illness's in what they have gone through and are still going through!
big mouth June 29, 2014 at 05:24 pm
I love the ignorance of some people here. They condemned and judge without even taking the time orRead More effort to do the slightest bit of research on the subject. If they were suffering from the side effects of chemo, chronic pain, M.S., or glaucoma they would most certainly want effective help from whatever source, either that or whine and feel sorry for themselves. What is wrong about those of us who have legitimate, documented, medical conditions that could be helped by legalizing marijuana? Why prejudge us as a bunch of rabid drug addicts looking for a fast high? Right now we have only a few options, one, take narcotic pain meds, which by the way, are proven to be physically addictive, two take cox 2 inhibitors which have been proven to cause heart attacks, strokes and other serious "side effects", three, take NSAIDS which affect your kidneys and liver and provide minimal relief in most cases, and finally do nothing and suffer debilitating effects of various diseases. Yes, we have one other option, we can illegally buy cannabis and support our local gang bangers and risk jail, loss of our children, loss of our homes, families, and freedom. What real choice do we have? We can fight to legalize cannabis so we can get real relief from pain, nausea, increased ocular pressure, etc. Without side effects or risk of addiction. All things considered, what is the smartest, most health concious decision we can make? It sounds like fighting to get cannabis legalized here in PA the same as it is in numerous other states. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure this one out...
Mad as hell... June 27, 2014 at 07:41 am
Typical tax and spend Briggs voted against a budget. "spend more money and we'll fixRead More everything" Briggs.
L. Ferguson June 27, 2014 at 12:59 pm
I just know taxes are going up!
SWT Resident June 30, 2014 at 09:44 am
The school districts have been "gauging" how much money the state will be supplying themRead More before we residents get slammed with property tax increases year over year for the next few years. There are only so many teachers that can be cut and other tax payer funded processes than can be discontinued. The flood gates in tax increases is about to open, folks. Start filling those sand bags! A tidal wave is upon us the next 3-5 years! Smoke 'em if you got 'em!
Suzanne June 26, 2014 at 09:03 am
I admire your aptitude with technology.
nommerr104 June 26, 2014 at 02:36 pm
a permanent registration on a system that has not worked since day one -- great! mtd
Amy Kercher June 26, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Please add to the do not call list an opt out for political calls!!! I would come home to find myRead More answering machine filled with robo calls from political candidates .
Mad as hell... June 24, 2014 at 07:23 am
I think the good senator needs to be thinking of the economy, cutting government waste, clearing theRead More ranks of our welfare system of the fraud and illegal aliens, cutting back on the fraud and misuse of social security of those collecting who never put into the system ("disabled" americans), getting rid of "the Affordable Healthcare Act" and creating jobs by cutting taxes. To those who disagrees with this post please examine history and name one civilization that ever taxed and spent its way to prosperity.
Valley Forge National Historic Park is among those where drones are now banned. (Patch file photo)
John R Peterson June 22, 2014 at 11:29 am
If The National Park Service can ban drones over the parks, can a land owner band the use over thereRead More private property ?
Hugh Gallagher June 23, 2014 at 11:42 am
fkilinsky actually, I'm a lifelong Democrat who voted for him the first time. I am obviously veryRead More disappointed in him. I was called a racist because I didn't vote for the 2nd time. A ridicuous accusation ?
ALLDAYEVERYDAY July 22, 2014 at 10:47 am
Francis... Nice to see you are still stuck in the left/right paradigm... I bet you still think menRead More in caves caused 9/11?
Jerry Sandusky (Patch file photo)
harryfinster June 21, 2014 at 11:33 am
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Wallst June 21, 2014 at 02:53 pm
Corbett is a One & Done. Tom Wolfe in November!
Eric J Bryfogle June 21, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Even if that's the case, the bottom line is that, Tom Corbett still allowed the NCAA to takeRead More 60+million dollars out of the state of Pa. when the money should have stayed in our state to help future generations of child molestation victims, when these horrid crimes take place. This money, if handled right, could have helped thousands of victims for generations. Shame on you Tom Corbett, you had a chance & an obligation to our state, as well as the countless victims of these crimes. Bottom line, we're not interested in four more years of your ass monkey politics, you're done, and come November, the people will see to it, you Bastard!
Bob Lentz June 22, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Things have sure changed in ten years . The minimum wage everyone is expecting to even us all out inRead More buying power doesn't come close . With exceptions like other semi pro's or others if they get the minimum wage raised to "I think" $15.00 an hour , ten years ago it was a workable living wage . Today it isn't . Young people can't save money , the banks won't lend you any . All things considered we're all in trouble .
R U guessing ? June 22, 2014 at 05:28 pm
wallst is a Troll !
Wallst June 22, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Hey Phillyboy, you now taking polls from a Patch article? LOL! Like I said, you conservatives aren'tRead More the brightest bulbs!
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