Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Take That To The Bank?


It appears that Mr. Jim Deegan is trying out for a comedy act.

He say's: "If you're considering a home improvement loan or need a cash infusion for an island getaway or to satisfy a bookie, avoid the traditional route. Spare yourself any bank red tape or splintered kneecaps. Go to Northampton County Council."

Wow! Who's bookie? Would it be a bookie he knows? And, doesn't he know that bookies are illegal? If so, why is he referring us to County Council to satisfy an illegal transaction? And, what's with the splintered kneecaps?

What we find rather amusing is that Mr. Deegan discovered fault in the current County Council for doing something that they are fully authorized to do, but never found fault with what County Executive John Stoffa did, which he was not authorized to do.

Stoffa plans his misuse of tax resources against the taxpayers.
You all remember Stoffa-Gift don't you? That's when john Stoffa misused tax dollars to serve his own partisan purposes. Well, we have to ask: Why didn't Mr. Deegan and the Express Times do a piece on that un-authorized use of our tax dollars.

He goes on to say: "Council cavalierly brushed aside the prospect of saving county residents nearly $87,000 a year by refusing to award a new contract for non-emergency ambulance transportation at Gracedale, the county nursing home. When County Executive John Stoffa did an end-run and approved the money-saving deal unilaterally, council sued him. Now two sets of county lawyers are racking up billable hours on your dime."

Jim Deegan TRUTH distortion Award.
What Mr. Deegan conveniently failed to mention is: Council for various reasons, decided not once, but twice...not to grant the Gracedale contract to John Stoffa's preference. As we understand it, Stoffa's choice could cost the taxpayers more in the long-run than any promised saving in the short-run. So, out of spite, John Stoffa belligerently decided he would do what he felt like doing anyway...Folks - That's why Council agreed as a whole to sue Mr. Stoffa.

How many more days?
Yes, it's true that there are two "County Solicitors" racking up billable hours on our (taxpayers) dime...but don't be bamboozled, it is a direct result of John Stoffa's doing, not Council. Council is merely informing (by way of their litigation) Stoffa that they (Council) as elected officials serve a purpose. And he (Stoffa) cannot simply and unjustly dismiss their decisions.

Mr. Deegan can rest assured that in the end - JUSICE will prevail...
...he can take that to the bank!

Link to Deegan's article:
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/jim-deegan/index.ssf/2013/07/need_some_cash_pay_a_visit_to.html

16 comments:

  1. Deegan cites the Human Services Bldg. as an example, but fails to mention that the project was John Stoffa's legacy.

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  2. Yes he does. He is one of Stoffa's friends. He has protected Stoffa for a long time.

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  3. Council had to sue because of Mr. Stoffa actions. He didn't get his own way so he tried to bypass them. Where have we seen this before?
    Yomanski

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  4. DEEGAN HAS HAD IN HIS POSSESSION FOR MORE THAN A YEAR PROOF THAT STOFFA USED TAXPAYERS MONEY FOR ILLEGAL PURPOSES AND HAS FAILED TO DO ANY INVESTIGATION OF HIS OWN...ONLY PRINTS WHAT SHEDS A FILTERED LIGHT ON HIS FRIEND.....SO MUCH FOR TRUTHFUL JOURNALISM....

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  5. You folks have an excellent story here. Glad to see you back in action, I was worried you guys had left.

    Deegan and his paper have indeed given Stoffa a pass for years. From the massive swaption bill to the unnecessary Human Services building brought about by Stoffa's intentional neglect of county buildings, much could be written about Stoffa's terrible record and his poor Administrators'.

    However, Deegan would rather attack county council. He wants to protect Stoffa's legacy. A legacy of incompetence, lies and expensive blunders. Nor even mentioning the sham he pulled with Gracedale.

    Deeegan and his paper will never write a credible story about the Stoffa years but people who have dealt with him from the unions to private citizens know him for the liar and deceiver and selfish vindictive man he is.

    Thank you for reminding people of who is really the problem.

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  6. Glad you guys are back!

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  7. Stoffa was an accidental Executive and the damage will be felt for a generation.

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  8. Note that at the last Gracedale Advisory Board Meeting it was made known my MR. Freeman in response to a visitor's question that each day the new contract with Nazareth Ambulance remains unsigned it is costing county taxpayers ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS......YES....$1,000.00 per day !!!! That my fellow taxpayer's this is in addition to the amount it is costing for the legal fees....and they say Stoffa isn't trying to run Gracdale into the ground....HOGWASH!

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  9. Can anyone tell us how much it has cost us to this point?

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    1. Peggy D can tell you

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  10. This is just Stoffa's revenge on Gracedale and the taxpayers for hurting his feelings and not doing what he wanted. And Deegan is one of Stoffa's biggest Enablers. Shame on Them!!!

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  11. PS I bet Stoffa and Deegan had a nice long private visit that resulted in Deegan's article. That's the way Stoffa has always operated--in the dark.

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  12. Does anyone know what happened to O'Hare when he lied to his superiors in Washington while working for the Justice Department ?

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  13. O'Hare is once again covering up a huge scandal in the Human services Department. Unbelievable that he continues to pretend things are fine when they have been shown to be screwed up. Nice work there Mr. Marcus.

    Please tell us you are still on the job and watching this stuff. Lord knows no one else is, especially not county council.

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  14. He is blaming Gracedale for the screw ups in the Department. Way to cover up the real problem.

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  15. COAF will always be watching

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