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View Poll Results: Who has the most corrupt politics?
Wilkes-Barre/Luzerne County 7 53.85%
Scranton/Lackawanna County 6 46.15%
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:29 PM
 
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Members of the City Data Forums, who has the most corrupt politics?

Wilkes-Barre/Luzerne County or Scranton/Lackawanna County
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I think it's a draw. Folks in Scranton/Lackawanna County are just much more vocal and uptight about it whereas folks here in Wilkes-Barre/Luzerne County take the more laid-back approach to things, figuring that nothing we can do will ever create honest government.

As we've also seen in recent elections, ignorance is bliss, as most incumbents were voted back into office by a landslide while these same folks bemoan and gripe about the incumbents day-in and day-out. For the life of me I don't know what was going through the minds of those who voted to re-elect Greg Skrepenak, especially now that he waited one week after his re-election to release the severity of the county's financial conditions, which he obviously knew beforehand. Add the debit card scandal on top of this, along with recent Luzerne County politicians being arrested for DUIs and trying to use their "pull" to get out of them (cough...John Adonizio...cough), and politics in Luzerne County are just as bad as they are in Lackawanna County.
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I voted for Luzerne County in the end because the seeming apathy amongst voters here in relation to those in Lackawanna County makes it a more favorable environment here for these fat cats to get away with their corruption.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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From what I heard today, the FBI might be sticking its collective nose into Luzerne county politics. Can the same be said for Lackawanna?
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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From what I heard today, the FBI might be sticking its collective nose into Luzerne county politics. Can the same be said for Lackawanna?
According to Mr. Ray Lyman, "da Fedral Attornee Genral and da ACLU" are currently investigating Scranton based upon his appearances at the Scranton city council podium.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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Its a dead heat, but I'll give the nod to Luzerne County...especially in light of the debit card fiasco. Plus the fact that Luzerne County voters apprently see a past football "career" to be enough experience to run a county government.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Scranton
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I think it's a draw. Folks in Scranton/Lackawanna County are just much more vocal and uptight about it whereas folks here in Wilkes-Barre/Luzerne County take the more laid-back approach to things, figuring that nothing we can do will ever create honest government.
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That's probably a major part of the problem. Luzerne County residents are more apathetic to corrupt politicians than Lackawanna County residents.
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:12 PM
 
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I live in Luzerne County and I would probably agree that we have the more corrupt government, but only because we allow it to happen..... For the life of me, I can't understand how anyone could have voted for the "football player" a second time. I did not vote for Makowksy and Pizzano Juniors the first time (Skrep and Vonderheid) and I most certainly did not vote for them this time.... what is it about the majority of people who live here? can they not read the papers and see what those jokers are doing or not doing?

and you are correct about the debit card fiasco..... Skrep made a hotel reservation over the phone using his county debit card and thought the hotel "understood" he wanted his children's roooms on his personal card.... DUH!!!!! and the worst part of that statement is that many people will believe him....
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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When the whole debit card thing broke, the debit cards were suppose to be issued to people who didn't have personal credit cards. If that was the case, how did skrep and hyder get confused between the county and personal card.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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(Kids 4 Kash): Danielle Ross, Guardian, Atty. Nancy Barresse and crony Tom Lewis caught in dirty custody deal - Scranton "Political" Times
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