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2022-02-21 12:53:22 AM  
Democrats trying to do another cover up to make it seem like they're doing better than they actually are?

I'm shocked. Shocked!

Well, not that shocked.

/See also: Gov Cuomo and COVID deaths
//See also: Seattle Mayor Durkan and her deleted texts
///Republicans do it as well, so I fully expect the B-B-But Trump response
 
2022-02-21 12:58:48 AM  
"We the rich, having refused to pony up the taxes needed to maintain the infrastructure that has generated our wealth, do hereby declare that 'those people' are to blame. No further questions! Good day!"
 
2022-02-21 1:01:03 AM  
it's a 'burgh thing

if only.
 
2022-02-21 1:16:33 AM  
Those are some breathtaking arguments he's making. Jesus Christ.
 
2022-02-21 2:46:32 AM  
"In strenuously objecting, Mr. Burgess argued that, if people knew the city was aware of its crumbling infrastructure, the city would open itself up to litigation."

I'm not a lawyer, but isn't he already opening the city up to litigation by saying he's aware an investigation would turn up evidence of dangerous infrastructure? It seems that being aware there's a problem and refusing to look into the details of that problem is in fact more negligent than looking into the problem and doing nothing.
 
2022-02-21 4:34:17 AM  
Corey O'Connor is still on council? I worked on a friend's campaign when the seat was up for grabs in 2012. The O'Connor family has their dirty little mitts on everything.
 
2022-02-21 4:47:56 AM  
FTA: What Mr. Burgess is really proposing is a cover-up - but he's doing it right out in the open.

His proposal does seem to be the use of public lawyers to staff a conspiracy that will protect the city corporation (is it incorporated?) from consequences for failing their obligations, and puptting people at risk. Or in the USA, is a conspiracy only a volunteer staff, and once you pay lawyers, it's not illegal anymore?
 
2022-02-21 6:51:44 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: FTA: What Mr. Burgess is really proposing is a cover-up - but he's doing it right out in the open.

His proposal does seem to be the use of public lawyers to staff a conspiracy that will protect the city corporation (is it incorporated?) from consequences for failing their obligations, and puptting people at risk. Or in the USA, is a conspiracy only a volunteer staff, and once you pay lawyers, it's not illegal anymore?


If you pay enough lawyers, nothing's illegal!
 
2022-02-21 7:26:11 AM  
"What Mr. Burgess is really proposing is a cover-up - but he's doing it right out in the open. It's like Leslie Nielsen in "The Naked Gun," yelling, "Nothing to see here!" while a fireworks factory explodes behind him. "

We already know there is a fire please let's not hire 5 consultants to gather info. One guy with a shovel to clean out the drains would be preferable. The article says most of this information is already available.
 
2022-02-21 7:39:22 AM  

Goimir: Bennie Crabtree: FTA: What Mr. Burgess is really proposing is a cover-up - but he's doing it right out in the open.

His proposal does seem to be the use of public lawyers to staff a conspiracy that will protect the city corporation (is it incorporated?) from consequences for failing their obligations, and puptting people at risk. Or in the USA, is a conspiracy only a volunteer staff, and once you pay lawyers, it's not illegal anymore?

If you pay enough lawyers, nothing's illegal!


TFG proved that paying is optional... at least for now...
 
2022-02-21 9:12:00 AM  

cryptozoophiliac: "We the rich, having refused to pony up the taxes needed to maintain the infrastructure that has generated our wealth, do hereby declare that 'those people' are to blame. No further questions! Good day!"


they had the money, they just used it for other things.  the PA gas tax was supposed to be used for infrastructure, but they felt that was not wise spending, what could go wrong?

https://www.wgal.com/article/pennsylvania-gas-tax-revenue-where-is-it-going/38976802
 
2022-02-21 12:49:39 PM  
Step one: disclose condition of properties owned by government
Step two: propose remediation, disclose costs
Step three: decry costs, declare properties 'distressed'
Step four: sell properties at pennies on the dollar to Corey O'Connor's family and friends
Step five: pass eminent domain measures to increase property values to dollars on the penny
Step six: yeah, profit

That about cover it?
 
2022-02-22 8:03:24 AM  

asciibaron: cryptozoophiliac: "We the rich, having refused to pony up the taxes needed to maintain the infrastructure that has generated our wealth, do hereby declare that 'those people' are to blame. No further questions! Good day!"

they had the money, they just used it for other things.  the PA gas tax was supposed to be used for infrastructure, but they felt that was not wise spending, what could go wrong?

https://www.wgal.com/article/pennsylvania-gas-tax-revenue-where-is-it-going/38976802


This is a quote from your article:

"Most of the revenue from the tax goes towards roads and repairs on the state's 25,000 bridges."

So...your "evidence" would seem to refute your point. I am SHOCKED!

/well, not that shocked.
 
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