Take Heed, Mayor Nutter!!
MIAMI -- Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession.
With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.
I may no longer be a resident of Philadelphia, but I know this: as Philadelphia goes, so goes the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
Citizens of Philadelphia shouldn't have to stand for a government that takes the revenues from our world-class hospitals and universities, our packed-to-the-rafters sports complexes (both collegiate and professional), a top-notch restaurant trade and our status as a travel destination and, in return, give us a police department rife with corruption (apologies to Wyatt Earp), a fire department so underfunded it's practically a part-time service and a public school system more interested in providing social services and maintaining the union status quo than graduating functioning members of society!
Two years ago, Americans overwhlemingly voted for "Hope & Change" in this country. Well, if we want to have any "hope" that Philadelphia won't be the next Detroit, we need to "change" how things are done in this city! And it starts at the top! Reject the same ol' same ol' and vote the Democrats and their 50+ years of corruption out of power once and for all!