The other day I ran into a friend of mine who happens to be a bright resident at a local Scranton hospital. She is the sort of person you want staying in Scranton but all she could complain about was the high taxes. She plans on moving because she says living in Scranton is far too expensive for her.
Taxes Gone Mad
Why is the Taxes in Scranton so high? What do the high taxes go to? job creation, fixing up roads, bringing in businesses or modernizing the city? No! If you take a look at the budget you will see that taxes go to government employee compensation.(here) Alright, let’s be clear, everyone in this country works for their hard earned money. Why does the Scranton government get to tax hard working Scrantonians to pay their salaries? Especially, When the Scranton government has done nothing to make the city even remotely attractive to investment or new transplants. The excessive taxes that make it difficult to live in an already ruined city. Businesses are failing left and right. And I have still yet to find a college student who wants to stay in Scranton post graduation. The uniform feeling among Scrantonians is that Scranton is a place where dreams go to die. The general feeling of malaise is borne from the unmistakable reality that the political machine, confederate of dunces, behind the Scranton government is hell-bent on destroying the city.
Good sense would dictate that it is impossible for the government of Scranton to tax itself out of it financial crisis. The powers that be know that Scranton is on its way to the dumpster so they want to milk it for all its worth before that happens. This means the will sell everything and pocket as much tax payer money as possible before the ship ultimately sinks. The sad truth about this is that all of this can be avoided. The city of Scranton can choose to grow and prosper. The city of Scranton can create conditions to create prosperity by lowering taxes and incentivizing business development. This means jobs and more opportunity. What could possibly be better than that?
Clock is Ticking
The national election has brought several truths to light that have been a long time coming. The people of America are tired of the status quo that occurs in government. Scranton is probably one of the best examples of how the ol’ boys network has ruined this nation. Greed and selfishness has chased away prosperity from our nation because instead of serving the people, governments like Scranton serve greedy crooks lurking in the shadows. This is why people say Scranton Sucks! This is why everyone complains about living in Scranton. The first thing you hear from a Scrantonian is that no one comes to Scranton on purpose. How can this city ever survive when even its own residents feel this way about it? It is high time we turn the page of Scranton’s sordid past and embrace a new vision of prosperity through decisive action. Declare Bankruptcy!