A Slap in the Face
Full time cherry picker and part time Pottstown School Board member Thomas Hylton thinks he knows the cure-all for the Pottstown School District and the best use of its facilities, even though this information has been thoroughly discussed and debated by better team playing members of the Pottstown School Board over the past 15 years.
Don’t waste your hard earned money on today’s Mercury because we have both the paid advertising supplement and the paid advertisement that appears on page A3:
PCFRG Paid Advertising Supplement 033011
(this is almost a 10 MB file, so please be patient when opening)
What can we say that we haven’t already said in our past 260+ posts? It’s a proven fact that Tom Hylton will say and do anything to get his way in order to prevent Pottstown from making sorely needed fiscally responsible progress. He has no regard for the hard working folks of Pottstown who pay the astronomically-high taxes to keep our borough and school district operating. He has no regard for his fellow school board members. He has no regard for the hard working citizens who have been working together over the past year on the President’s Task Force to solve Pottstown’s elementary school building dilemma. The guy is simply an irritant whose goal is to keep Pottstown firmly entrenched in a by-gone era that no longer exists and is no longer financially sustainable.
What’s the best way to combat Tom Hylton? Cancel your Mercury subscription and stop buying their trashy unethical publication. The sooner The Mercury goes out of business, the better for Pottstown.
Look at the extraordinary amount of time, energy and money Tom Hylton has spent in putting together today’s paid supplement. Do you think he’s doing that because he cares so much for Pottstown? Hell no. He’s just watching out for his financial bottom line. As we stated yesterday, the dismantling of Pottstown so-called neighborhood school system will have a significant financial impact on Tom Hylton’s future speaking engagements and book sales of his 15+ year old book. Who will pay to listen to a former planning commissioner and a former shade tree commissioner from a town where neighborhood schools no longer exist? Everything he has ever spoken about and earned money from is going the way of the dinosaur, so of course he’s in panic mode trying to keep his income streams from drying up.
We know we mentioned this yesterday, but nowhere in Tom Hylton’s paid ads does he mention that Pottstown is a state-designated High Tax/High Poverty school district. Contrary to the swamp land Tom Hylton’s charts and numbers are trying to sell us, Pottstown taxpayers can no longer afford to keep the status quo. Big changes must be made for Pottstown to be economically sustainable…which is why the President’s Task Force was created last year.
Today’s twin set of sucker punches only tell us one thing…that the President’s Task Force is making significant progress…otherwise Tom Hylton would not be spending thousands of dollars trying to sway public opinion against its outcome.