Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Vote For Ron And Greg

Local PA politics coming up (so all of you Anonymous "spiders" can rest for now:-)...

This letter from Matthew Bulger of Lower Makefield appeared in today's Bucks County Courier Times.

Ex-supervisor Fred Allan is trying to become a Lower Makefield supervisor – again! The first time around he was appointed to the board. This time, it seems, he’ll say just about anything to get elected.

In his campaign literature Allan claims that he and his running mate will bring new ideas and leadership to the job. What’s more, he promises that these ideas will lead to new sources of revenue that will enable Lower Makefield to avoid future tax increases. Curiously, Allan offers few specifics. Additionally, he fails to make any mention of the fact that he served as a supervisor from 1999 to 2001.

There is, of course, a simple explanation for these omissions: He had no new ideas when he first served and he has none now.

Minutes of board meetings during Allan’s tenure reveal a politician who said little and proposed nothing. Given that, why should we now believe that he would bring new ideas and leadership to the board?

Ordinarily Allan’s record as a supervisor would be considered unremarkable at best. But these are not ordinary times for Lower Makefield. On Allan’s watch, the township’s general and sewer funds slowly dwindled while he took no action to find new sources of revenue that might have averted the budget crunch that exists today. As such, Allan’s tenure as a supervisor was worse than unremarkable; it was irresponsible.

Two years of Fred Allan’s “ideas” and “leadership” were enough. We need real leadership and genuine foresight. We need Ron Smith and Greg Caiola to be elected to the Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors.

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