My guess is that the Lehigh County Health Department Will become a reality. Northampton Voted 5-4 to continue with the pursuit of the Bi-County Health Department. This just enforced the supporters in Lehigh, namely Percy Doughtery and perhaps Andy Roman to go along with the Democrats. I have a feeling that the $1,000,000.00 that was put in the”LOCK BOX”, from the Gaming funds, will be used to expand Government for the Bi-County health Department and the Regional Crime Center. In Northampton County the Sale of Gracedale will supply the funds necessary for the Bi-County Health Department. In Lehigh County the budget is still $4,000,000.00 short including the 16% increase. The spending is not stopping. In fact it is growing. The politicians in both Counties, still don't get it. Forget trying to reduce spending. We are not succeeding in holding spending to the present rate.
Unless we elect new people to the Counties the spending will continue with no end in sight.
The “Special Interest Groups” are winning. These include the Hospitals and every other organization with their hand out for our Tax dollars. They tout their good work in the community as a reason for their need of funds from Taxes. This is like a dog chasing its tail. For every 1 person they may help 2 people can no longer afford to live here. And the beat go on. I had thought that being a “watch dog” would be fun. But, seeing the inside of Government is not fun. More and more the elitist attitude is discouraging. I see the attempt to save $100.00 for political gain, with the plan to spend ten times that amount on some special interest program also for political gain.
If you are “OK” with the way the Counties are operating then reelect the same people that are there now. If not, find people that will vote for your interest.