Money Can’t Buy Him Love
Courtesy of our hard working friends at the Montgomery County Open Records Office, SavePottstown!! has recently obtained the 2010 Annual Report for the Political Action Committee known as Pottstown Citizens for Responsible Government (you know…the PAC that seems to have a never-ending supply of money honey).
Let’s see…in 2010 PCFRG reported contributions of $7,000. WOW – that’s a good sum of money – enough to send one lucky Pottstown student to a private school for a year!
We bet you’re wondering how many folks contributed to PCFGR last year.
Anyone want to wager a guess? Did a thousand…or maybe a hundred concerned Pottstown citizens in pursuit of responsible government think it worthy to donate to PCFRG?
In 2010, PCFRG had just one individual who contributed $7,000 to its coffers. And that individual is none other than PCFRG Treasurer and Web site editor (and part-part-part time Pottstown School Board member) Thomas Hylton.
According to the annual report, the total expenditures last year for our fav PAC was $6,654.99 ($5,316.60 of that amount was spent on 20 paid advertisements that PCRFG ran in the print edition of The Mercury). So…last year over $5,300 was passed from Tom Hylton’s grubby pockets to the grubby pockets of his ex-employer The Mercury.
Gee…no wonder The Mercury won’t print any negative Tom Hylton Sound Off comments or Letters to the Editor. What a convenient way to handle “news” coverage…the politician who pays the most gets the least amount of critical coverage.
And so far, in 2011, Tom Hylton has bought 11 advertisements (at $265.83 a pop). For those at home keeping score…that’s close to $3,000 in the past two months that Hylton has spent spewing his load on page A3 of The Mercury. What does $3,000 buy today? $3,000 would pay for one year of tuition at St. Aloysius. So that’s two students that Tom Hylton could have paid tuition for (and brought out of poverty)…but he chose instead to flush that money down the toilet in advertising revenue for The Mercury in promotion of himself and his one-man-band Political Action Committee.
And speaking of Tom Hylton…did anyone else happen to see yesterday’s news regarding Tom’s new BFF Governor Corbett and his appearance at the nearby Reading Country Club? Now if BFF Tom Hylton showed up at country club yesterday wearing his Mercury pork pie reporting hat he would have been tossed out of the club on his boney white butt.
Here’s the article as published in a legitimate local newspaper (one that doesn’t compromise its integrity by accepting paid advertisements disguised as commentary from dubious politicians):
How’s that for innovation, competition and choice?
When is Tom Hylton going to understand that there is simply not enough money in the world to buck the natural currents of individual freedom and independence of thought?