It appears that I rarely have a chance to encounter a Scrantonian who is not working more than one job to make ends meet. It is mind blowing considering that it is a rarity in most places in America. The common complaint is that there are NO JOBS in Scranton. This is strange when you consider that there were 211,000 new jobs created in November. And the Federal Reserve believes the economy is strong enough to being raising interest rates. With these indications of economic strength all over America, why are there no jobs in Scranton?
Hording the Wealth
The amount of money in the city is not being circulating in the city. Instead, most of it goes to the government and government employees. While they get to have good salaries and amazing benefits, the average Scrantonian has to scrape by to make a basic living. To make things worse, the Scranton government expects the Scranton people to pay higher fees, higher taxes and more expenses so that government workers can have more. Now, I am not anti-government employee, but how is this fair? Housing prices are plummeting all over the city, homes are falling apart, businesses are closing one after another, and the Scranton government raises taxes in these conditions? They have even gone so far as to attempt to sell public utilities to line their pockets.
What Happened To Fairness?
It is not unreasonable for the average person to expect a decent job with a decent wage. This is the American way. It is not extreme to be able to want to work reasonable hours and come home to your family. Why does the Scranton government get to have these things while the rest of us do not? I say we should have fairness. Scrantonians should not have to suffer while government employee wages get higher. Let the Scranton people have a chance to enjoy the stronger economy that is already here and showing signs of life all over America. The Scranton government seems to have a policy that the mistakes of the government should fall on the Scranton people, that the Scranton people should bear the bulk of the financial mismanagement by the Scranton government. How is that fair? What did the Scranton people do to underfund the pensions, mismanagement the city and turn away businesses? The Scranton people did not decide to give these government employees sky high retirement plans. In fact, many of the people who vote in Scranton elections are the unions and their family members. If anyone should bear the brunt of these outrageous contracts it should be the government and government employees. They keep saying that they were made promises, but what about the promise they all made to the constitution and the Scranton people? We were promised government that would govern with the intent of providing liberty and justice for all. There is no justice in the Scranton government hording all the wealth for their employee’s and employee’s families. It is un-American and goes against the charity Scrantonian exhibit regularly. #Savescranton #Scranton