Saturday, September 4, 2010
Mr. Eachus- His Inconvenient Truth
The Inconvenient Truth was a movie made to expose the myths and misconceptions about global warming touted by Al Gore. If Mr. Gore ever bothered to read history this planet has frozen over at least 4 times in its 4.8 billion year existence. The warming occuring now is just another event in the evolution of this planet.
Reducing carbon emissions is not going to prevent the warming of the planet. As our star, the sun, continues to die it will expand. The outer core temperature will increase and the sun itself will expand. We need to leave this planet. Not today, not tomorrow, but a couple of billion years from now. The movie was his "inconvenient" sham on planet Earth.
The Standard Speaker ran an article on December 7, 1995. If you want to check it for yourself go to the Hazleton Public Library. They have it on microfilm. That must be the reason legislators like Todd Eachus want to defund the libraries in Pennsylvania's budget. If you eliminate the learning centers of America you dumbdown your public, a politician's dream goal.
In his annoucement "Eachus is running for state rep's seat" he panders "Now is the time for fundamental change in Harrisburg," he declared "We must put an end to midnight votes on pay raises for legislators. We have been taxed and WAM'ed(WAM is "walking around money" that state lawmakers dole out as they see fit) until we can't take it anymore."
Lets roll the tape forward to 2005. Pennsylvania legislators including now House Majority Leader Todd Eachus used a "midnight vote"(actually it was 2A.M.) to approve an illegal pay raise according to this article from Human Events.
"Harrisburg is one of the sleaziest state capitals in the country," said Jake Tapper, Washington correspondent for Salon, and that was before he saw the sleaze that oozed from under the closed doors of the state Legislature at 2 a.m. one recent night after the politicians voted themselves an illegal pay hike.
The pay increase is illegal because, by allowing legislators to pocket the new money in the form of "unvouchered expenses," it violates Article 2, Section 8 of the state constitution, which specifically forbids legislators to collect new pay raises until they've been re-elected.
"It's illegal to give yourself a raise now," says Temple University Law School professor David Kairys. "If you want to give yourself the raise and call it lunch money, that's not going to make it legal."
In a mailing he wrote on August 5, 1996 Eachus stated "For almost eight years you have been represented in Harrisburg by Tom Stish. Tom is a career politician who has been on the public payroll throughout his career; first with the public school system and now with the State of Pennsylvania. He has constantly flip-floeed on the issues and most recently compromised his integrity and voter trust in an attempt to save his political career.
I, on the other hand, believe in term limits. We should expect public service, not self service"
Eachus once wrote "When I give my word I keep it!" Eachus failed to give back the illegal pay raise reneging on his word about midnight pay raises. He is the king of WAMS mostly recently appearing in a full page photo op passing out $10,000 checks to look good. He was elected in 1996. Can he explain what he means when he says he "believes in term limits?"
Look at his attack against Tom Stish being a teacher.- Tom is a career politician who has been on the public payroll throughout his career; first with the public school system.- I guess there is something "dirty" about using taxpayer money to pay for teachers to educate our children.
In his door flyer he is leaving around he states that 115,000 more senior citizens added to PACE and PACENET. The real truth is that in 2006 he passed a law to add 120,000 seniors to those programs but the enrollement figures on PACE's website fail to support that assertion. Seniors are admitted to and leave those programs on a yearly basis. But the total number of seniors remained pretty much constant. As of June last year there were actually less seniors on both programs than in 2006.
Todd Eachus was prompted by Bill DeWeese to run for Stish's seat. Bill DeWeese is now facing charges resulting from the Bonusgate investigation.
One of DeWeese's former aides, Kevin Sidella, testified that in 2002, he and DeWeese were alone in a vehicle, driving from the state Capitol to DeWeese’s apartment, when Sidella asked him about the propriety of the research he was performing. DeWeese’s response, Sidella told Linglestown District Judge William Wenner: “Our saving grace is everybody does it.” Everybody includes Todd Eachus according to emails and testimony about his role.
Gort wrote about Eachus's mailing concerning his support for the cargo airport proposed by Robert Powell and associates. Robert Powell plead guilty last July 1st for failing to report a felony.
Eachus single handedly wiped out the campaign debt of his former friend, Michael Veon. In March, 2010 Veon was found guilty on 14 counts in connection with his role uncovered in the Bonusgate investigation. He was sentenced to 6-14 years in prison as a result of his conviction.
Eachus is trying to warm up to the taxpayers with failed promises and "people feel good rhetoric". There are many who see right through it.
There are, in the body politic, economic and social, many and grave evils, and there is urgent necessity for the sternest war upon them. There should be relentless exposure of and attack upon every evil man whether politician or business man, every evil practice, whether in politics, in business, or in social life. I hail as a benefactor every writer or speaker, every man who, on the platform, or in book, magazine, or newspaper, with merciless severity makes such attack, provided always that he in his turn remembers that the attack is of use only if it is absolutely truthful.—Theodore Roosevelt