Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The curtain is falling on Act 1

OK, so everyone was too busy watching the results come in to talk to me tonight.
Well, that's just fine because what I've been hoping for the past few weeks/months appears to be coming to fruition. Act 1 is on its way out the door. Norristown voted it down with 75 percent of the vote. Methacton voted it down with 70 percent of the vote. Perk Valley shot it down with a whopping 90 percent, with Upper Merion trying to catch them with 85 percent. Spring-Ford came in with a healthy 70 percent of voters saying no thanks to the tax scam, and Colonial school sporting a very healthy 76 percent voting against Act 1.

Granted this is with only about 50 percent of the precincts reporting but I'm very optimistic at this point.

So, what do you think about that?


Anonymous said...

Hi - I am on the Board of Directors of a Lower Providence homeowner's association. Many of the people living in our community - my friends - are renters. I know they often struggle to make ends meet. I don't think it's fair making them pay more earned income tax so the 'richer' homeowners get a break. It's hard enough finding affordable rental properties in LP.. Thanks Stan & the Times Herald for publishing the facts about Act 1 and how it would directly impact individuals in our communities.

warpeace1 said...

Look at the results on Act 1 to see how effective taking an editorial position can be to effect a change through the voters in the way governments do business.

You can be every bit as effective if you gather the facts and render opinions on other local government issues.

I suggest you start with Norristown, the "Heart of Montgomery County".

Bill DeAngelis

T-Mac said...

Did you catch the State Police Traffic Safety check on Airy in Norristown yesterday afternoon? They were making sure everyone had a valid driver's license and it looked like they were towing away a lot of vehicles with many being landscaping trucks driven by illegals. Did you get any scoop on this?