Maybe they should have thought about that before they blew all of the taxpayers money on other "significant" projects.
1. Have everyone receiving food stamps, unemployment or other types of welfare show up in person to get their money.
2. Hand out shovels.
3. Problem solved.
Obviously caused by fracking. /sarcasm
This reminds me of the aliens in Independence Day - consume all the resources and then move to another place and start over.
At least it’s a start.
“Stephen Reed, Harrisburgs former mayor who ran the city for 28 years, brought it to near bankruptcy as the more than $500 million in bond deals he oversaw to finance development projects drained the city’s coffers, according to Bloomberg.”
Sounds like what is going on in D.C.
Again, any thing NEGATIVE and we have to hear it from the Brits.
Is Harrisburg built over old coal mines? Or is it to far East?
Is it Detroit that is built over a Salt Mine?
“It would cost nearly half of Harrisburg’s $50 million budget to permanently fix the 41 sinkholes, one city engineer recently estimated.”
Only because they would have to use city workers and union labor and pay off all people involved.
The “righteous judgement of God upon these barbarous wretches..”- Oliver Cromwell
EPA should give them the Jefferson County treatment. But they won't because PA is a red state and this is the seat of government in PA.
Jefferson County Recap:
In 1993 attorney Bart Slawson filed a lawsuit against the county on behalf of residents near the Cahaba River alleging that the county's sewer system was spilling and overflowing during heavy rains, allowing large amounts of untreated wastewater to enter the Cahaba River
The county settled both lawsuits in the US District Court by signing a consent decree in December 1996. The county agreed to make the improvements necessary to satisfy the EPA that the system complied with the federal Clean Water Act.
Altogether, the cost of complying with the decree was estimated to be $1.2 BILLION. Population: 600,000
They spent over $3.3 BILLION. Residential sewer rates went up 7X.
I say give Harrisburg the full EPA treatment.
We can't do anything right now because no one will lend to us,
Of course once it reaches the national level it will no longer be a matter of lending; naked seizure by force will be the order of the day.
Fill them with water and turn them into duck ponds.
Governments have forgotten what their main function is.
The left has taken us down a road where the government provides the necessities of life for many. As the catch phrase of the day says, this is unsustainable.
A government that does not have the money to fix the infrastructure should not be spending any money on welfare.
This may sound heartless but before the government got involved private citizens and charities were available to assist the really needy
I am now convinced that governments have made everything worse and have not solved any problems.
Our nation is falling apart and the left continues with policies and laws that do nothing but hurry it along.
Maybe they can borrow some bucks from Egypt’s muslim Morsi....he’s flush with American tax dollars!
And this is the weekend the gun show would have been held in Harrisburg. Its ‘postponement’ had to be a total killer to the city’s economy.
I DO feel badly for the decent, hard-working people there, but they keep voting into office people who have no idea what they are doing, who think the public coffers are there to pay off their base and their cronies, while enriching themselves and their families. Not a Rx for success.
When registered Democrats suffer....well Im kinda happy
Bet they wish they could print their own currency.
Other issues: Harrisburg has also been unable to fix a sewage treatment plant that has been dumping toxic waste into the Susquehanna River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean