The Financial Expert Speaketh
POTTSTOWN, PA – On page A3 in today’s print edition of The Mercury, strategically placed between the start and conclusion of the article detailing the karmatic removal of Tom Hylton from the Pottstown Planning Commission, we find another “The Sky is Falling” paid advertisement from our favorite fringe political extremist sometimes known as the Pottstown Citizen for Responsible Government.
For those folks who smartly said no to more mercury poisoning (and have wisely canceled their subscriptions), here is today’s advertisement du jour:
Much as we try, we just can’t quit you Tom.
In today’s paid advertisement, Hylton, fresh off his character-defining non-appearance at Monday’s borough council meeting, tells us how he is leading the march to stop school district insolvency by just saying no.
Once again, we find it astonishing that Hylton, who has no degree or any kind of professional accreditation in finance or accounting, thinks he knows the financial cure-all for the district (even though he wanted to spend $15 million+ last year on windows and new heating systems for select elementary schools). Hylton has the chutzpa to rail on the “very expensive health plan” and “skyrocketing” pensions of the school district…but keep in mind that Hylton himself, through the pension of his retired Pottstown School District wife Frances, enjoys all the bells and whistles of that same “very expensive health plan” and “skyrocketing” pension he references in today’s advertisement. How about if the school district saves some big money by eliminating all those retirees who are sponging off the taxpayers? Now that would be a great way of saving some money!
While Hylton is neither a member of or an advisor to the President’s Task Force, we read that he still has his sights set on replacing our “worn out” elementary schools. Tell us Mr. Hylton…how much money would the taxpayers of Pottstown save with one consolidated elementary school…instead of five. You know…eliminating five times the teacher salaries/benefits…five times the heating and cooling costs…five times the maintenance costs…five times the amount of land.
Deep sixing the broken neighborhood schools system in Pottstown would do wonders to eliminate Hylton’s self-perceived hallucination of insolvency.
With all our problems, Tom Hylton’s asinine commentary is the last thing we need.
Could someone please tell us when he has ever been right before?