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The purpose of this article is to discuss the faulty logic that was used for determining commercial property values when Monroe County went through its reassessment in 2018.

When determining a property's value, we are considering how much a property would be worth if was sold. Appraisals are performed by banks and assessments by taxing authorities, but the two sets of numbers should be similar.  

Scranton & Surrounding Areas:

Special Election
May 18, 2021 

Elect:

NATHAN COVINGTON
(Libertarian)
Pennsylvania Senator - District 22 


 

"...we need some fresh blood, we need fresh ideas, and I think what we need to do is begin to break apart the two-party system," said Covington.

 

"...To be part of the libertarian party is a huge blessing. The two parties, they’re in a deadlock," said Covington.

 

Supporter Of:

  • Individual Choice
  • Sound Money, Less Regulation
  • Fair Taxes

Editor's Note:

Didn't this go to referendum 2 years ago?

 

(The Center Square) – A bicameral pair of lawmakers proposed a constitutional amendment on Thursday ending the collection of school property taxes.

Sen. John DiSanto, R-New Bloomfield, and Rep. Perry Stambaugh, R-New Bloomfield, said Senate Bill 424 and House Bill 927 – if passed in two consecutive sessions – would allow voters to decide if the General Assembly should replace the levy with a combination of state and local sales and income taxes.

Monday, 08 March 2021 08:52

PA Budget Hearings Conclude - 2021

(via Rosemary Brown)

Department of Human Services

On Wednesday, we met with officials from the Department of Human Services for a two-part budget hearing focused on health and human services programs as well as budget cost requests. During our exchange, the secretary made a concerning statement – that in order to receive federal dollars, we must keep Pennsylvanians on state government programs. I expressed my strong concerns about this statement in the video below.

(via Rosemary Brown)

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) has announced plans to have the House Government Oversight Committee investigate the Wolf administration’s handling of nursing homes and other senior and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, roughly half of all COVID-19 deaths in Pennsylvania are attributable to nursing homes. Questions remain about data reporting related to nursing homes and especially about a March 18 order from the Department of Health requiring nursing home readmissions from hospitals of COVID-19-positive patients, among other things. This order was even stronger than the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding this issue.

Tuesday, 02 March 2021 12:35

Lockdown is Over?

Has anyone else seen these "Lockdown Over March 1st" graphics floating around? Do they have any real traction?

Blockchain has served as an effective Bitcoin platform "ledger" for a variety reasons: since 2009 it has proven resistant to tampering and hacking, it is decentralized, trackable, auditable, and open.  Instead of calling for a "recount" when races are close, a Blockchain-based vote counting solution would allow for accurate, real-time vote counting.  

However, is it going to work? And How?  
(I am seriously asking for help so please post a comment below if you can help sort this out!)

Two conflicting articles below:

(1) is the patent from USPTO issued to the USPS to build the system Feb 7, 2020
(2) is an article from MIT released on 11/6/2020 saying that it won't work.

Which is it!?

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:35

Planet Lockdown: Katherine Austin Fitts

Catherine was a young, talented investment banker appointed U.S. Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under father George Bush. In that insider position, she had a rude awakening as her positive initiatives were deviously and systematically undermined by the very superiors who had assigned her tasks, witnessing firsthand corruption at the highest levels. That set her on a course of digging into the Big Picture of what is really going on here. In 1998, she founded Solari, Inc., an investment advisory firm to "build real wealth in the wider economy,” She heads a team with a broad global reach now, and is one of the voices exposing the agenda and working on solutions. This recent interview provides another lens into what's going on.

April 30, 1992

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure that the United States achieves the most beneficial economic use of its resources, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this order: (a) "Privatization" means the disposition or transfer of an infrastructure asset, such as by sale or by long-term lease, from a State or local government to a private party.

(b) "Infrastructure asset" means any asset financed in whole or in part by the Federal Government and needed for the functioning of the economy. Examples of such assets include, but are not limited to: roads, tunnels, bridges, electricity supply facilities, mass transit, rail transportation, airports, ports, waterways, water supply facilities, recycling and wastewater treatment facilities, solid waste disposal facilities, housing, schools, prisons, and hospitals.

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  • “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

    – Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)

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