Saturday, November 05, 2005

2005 General Election on Tuesday!

There are two major items of interest for Grove City residents on this year's ballot. One has statewide ramifications and the second has local ramifications.

First - the school board vacancies. There are four open seats and there are four people on the ballot. All four are incumbents. All four have voted for bloated budgets and have raised your taxes...multiple times. They have spent large quantities of money giving raises to administration after declaring the money is for the students. They have held illegal meetings and have broken procedural policy well over 70 times in this year alone. They will be re-elected.

So, why is this important? Because it is time to send them a message. Just because their names are on the ballot, it doesn't mean you have to vote for them. Leave it blank. Write in a candidate. Make a choice and take a stand. Let them konw that the majority of residents decided they aren't the ones to do the job.

Second - the retention of state judges. There has never been a time in state history when judges have not been retained. This time must be different. Judges Newman and Nigro have been complicit in the whole pay-jacking fiasco. They have made the "unvouchered expenses" provision possible. Yes, the lawmakers are in the process of repealing the pay raise, but the judges still want theirs.

Whether they deserve it or not has become irrelevant. They have conspired with the lawmakers and the governor to fleece the Pennsylvania citizens in the middle of the night without public debate. They need to be sent a message that we will not accept an immoral pay grab. Enough is enough.

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Go vote. Every vote does count. Every vote is important. And every non-vote is important, as well. The GC School Board and the State Supreme Court have had their time in the limelight. They have been fleecing us 'til we're black and blue. Time to repay them with a black eye.

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