The deteriorating economic situation in Scranton makes it very challenging for businesses to succeed. This is plain to see from the countless boarded up businesses that dart the downtown area. We have news that another business has closed its doors in the downtown Scranton area (here).
A Sinking Ship
The lack of foot traffic in the downtown Scranton area is felt by every local business in downtown Scranton. This is made worst by the excessive taxes that the city levies on already struggling businesses. You would think that the local government would encourage businesses, especially the newer small businesses. Instead, you have a government that is completely unresponsive to the demands of the Scranton business community. Scranton local businesses bring commerce, traffic and revenue into the city. They should not have to put up with outrageous fees to operate in a dying city; This only makes the situation worst. The Status quo has successfully destroyed another small business. Good Work!
Fighting The Tide
Nothing will change in Scranton while the status quo is firmly entrenched. It is obvious that the people who are in the Scranton government do not care what the people of Scranton think. There is this overwhelming delusion that Scranton can thrive while being hampered by a political machine that is all too fine with doling out kickbacks to friends and families. THERE ARE HARDLY ANY JOBS IN THIS CITY! In order to make it in this city, you will have to contend with the complete lack of quality of life that is due to rampant corruption. Corruption that is so rampant that no one kids themselves that it doesn’t exist. It has become such a way of life in the NEPA area that they consider it a part of the Scrantonian experience. This sort of thinking will only result in more financial turmoil and chaos. The local government has already sold the parking meters, sewer authority, and garages. They are literally holding the citizens hostage because no one will buy the deteriorating houses that are all over Scranton.
The people of Scranton need to simply say no. Say no to the taxes and fees. Let the government of Scranton come up with the money to fund their debts. Let them find a solution to the problem they created without shaking down local Scranton businesses and home owners. Even commuters are on the hook by having to pay a ridiculous commuter tax. Seriously, why would anyone in the right mind put up with all of this if they have other options? The Scranton government is making it so hard to live in this city that it is no wonder that none of the graduating students want to stay in Scranton post graduation. The city is going to continue to dwindle unless bold action is taken. We need to come together as a people and let the government know we have had enough. Say no to the Scranton government! Say no to any taxes. #Savescranton