Scranton Government Spends 90% of its budget on Salaries!

Yes, this bankrupt city is paying its self while the city is dwindling and falling to pieces. The city is hastily rushing into oblivion and instead of attempting to solve the problem the Scranton, Pennsylvania government is acerbating it.

 

Look at these Numbers!

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Here we have an image of the supposed 2016 budget. I say “supposed” because if you look closely there are quite a bit of questionable things wrong with this budget. The most glaring is the disparity between 2015 actuals up to Sept 2015,projected 2015 budget and the projected budget for 2016. Even if I knew nothing of the line items, how is it possible that I am to believe that on Sept 2015 the actual revenue was 69,410,670 but it will somehow jump 20 million to reach the projected 2015 revenue of 89,598,625 by years end. Furthermore, the 2015 Projections has two loans (TAN- anticipation notes and bond proceeds) that are never going to come given the city of Scranton’s less than junk status. Now, if we look at 2016 Projected budget, we see the entire budget jumping from a 2015 actual of 69,410,670 to a projected 132,210,869 2016 revenue(including more TANs and another “bond” of 30 million coming from who knows where). The people running the government of the city of Scranton are either financial wizards who should run a hedge fund asap or the more likely answer is their crooks. Why do I bring this up? I want you to keep in mind that the actual revenues for the city of Scranton are somewhere around 69,410,670 million dollars. Please keep this in mind when we look to see where most of this money is going!

Using Tax Dollars To Pad Your Pockets

I will list a copy of every employee compensation statement in the bottom of this. For now, I will give you a rundown of all the compensation and what it amounts to.

Bureau of Fire
Total Compensation
$23,031,993.03
Bureau of Police
Total Compensation
$24,373,639.50
Bureau of Administration
Total Compensation
$3,965,832.70
Bureau of Refuse
Total Compensation
$2,492,823.75
Bureau of Administration/public
Total Compensation
$2,623,443.57
Bureau of highways
Total Compensation
$1,424,514
City Council/City Clerk
Total Compensation
$234,398.55
City Controller
Total Compensation
$248,757.64
Bureau of Human Resources
Total Compensation
$205,024.93
Bureau of Technology
Total Compensation
$108,507.69
Office of Mayor
Total Compensation
$121,588.27
Bureau of Treasury
Total Compensation
$113,220.53
Economic Development
Total Compensation
$655,928.88
License and Permits
Total Compensation
$777,317.45
Bureau of Building
Total Compensation
$125,197.96
Legal Department
Total Compensation
$158,230.61
Department of Engineering
Total Compensation
$126,194.75
Bureau of Garage
Total Compensation
$421,891
Bureau of Park and Rec
Total Compensation
$552,113.01
Tax Office
Total Compensation
$681,440.51
Total $62,444,058.33

 

These are all just compensation. Yes, just compensation! If this is not shocking, I really do not know what is. It is clear that the City of Scranton is being used as a personal piggy bank for government employees while tax payers are suffering with excessive taxation and fees. This is where the tax dollars are going! The city has 2/3rd of its citizens living in poverty! 38% subsist on a fixed income. 20% live below the poverty line. The pension is 80% underfunded. Businesses are closing one after the other and the government has a rating lower than junk.  If we take the total compensation and divide it by 2015’s actual, we get 90%! If you are reading this please share this to everyone you know. Share it with the press and please contact the Department of Justice because this cannot be legal. What is worse is that we did not even touch debt and interest expenses. The city owes a towering 400 million in long term liabilities.

 

Gary St. Fleur
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Bureau of Fire

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Bureau of Police

bop

Bureau of Administration(Department of Business)

 

boadob

Bureau of Human Resources

bohr

Bureau Of Administration (Public Works)

boapw

Bureau of Highway

boh

Bureau of Refuse

BOR

City Council/City Clerk

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City Controller

cc

Bureau of Technology

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Office of Mayor

bom

Bureau of Treasury

bota

Economic Development

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License and Permits

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Bureau of Building

Bob

Legal Department LD

 

Department of Engineering

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Bureau of Garages

BOG

Bureau of Parks and Recreation

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Tax Office

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Complete budget here:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48182083/Scranton%202016%20city%20budget%20proposed%2011-11-15.pdf

 

6 thoughts on “Scranton Government Spends 90% of its budget on Salaries!

  1. Who is in charge of policing this group of bandits…?

    Is the State Government blind…?

    Where is the DOJ and the US States Attorney…?

    My 10 year old can write a better plan. How are they spending more than they are bringing in? WTF…?

  2. Scranton should consider accepting the refugees that way the Federal Government will give the Scranton City Government and Public Advocate a few million dollars to go crazy with. Hahahaha I should probably be crying but lol

  3. I mean if September is basically the end of the 3rd quarter and we divide a year by 4…. It would be completely reasonable to assume you’d generate 1/4 of the whole in the last quarter. Assuming a whole of 89MM if we divide it by 4, then subtract that number from 89MM it should give you an idea where we should be right now (assuming revenues come in evenly across the year.. Which isn’t always the case in business)… but that said… That puts us around 67MM at the end of the third quarter… So your issue with the projected revenue estimate isn’t really reasonable.

    • Umm the projections have a 20 million increase from sept 2015 actuals. Can uou please tell me where this 20 million will coke from to make the projectioms accurate? Please do not day taxes because taxes are already at 29 million(the projection being 32 million). So the 20 million needs to come from earned income, LST, and miscellaneous revenues. TANs are also loans and not reveneues. How are these projections reasonable?

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