Folks in the U.S. are so desperate for employment these days that they will work in the U.S. for $.25 an hour. Yes…you read that figure correctly…twenty five cents an hour.
While everyone else in America is struggling financially (and with 15.7% of Pottstown residents living in poverty), Pottstown School Board member Thomas Hylton, who prides himself on telling others how to suck it up and live modesty, has spent $12,531.10 in the past six months on his hyper-focused political stoogery. That’s close to $2,100 a month. Way more than the median mortgage payment of $686 or the median monthly rent of $544 that Pottstown residents spend on housing.
How do we know how much money Hytlon has spent in the past six months? Did we make these numbers up? Of course not. The facts are right here in black and white courtesy of our good friends at the Montgomery County Open Records Office:
Remember those two dirty marketing flyers that Hylton mailed to Pottstown voters in the days before last month’s primary election? Of course you remember….this piece and this piece of junk mail where Hylton had the absolute cojones to bully three female candidates by name-calling them “excessive spenders”?
How much did Hylton spend on those two flyers alone? $3,345.42
It’s almost as if Tom Hylton suffers from some kind of undiagnosed mental disorder for him to be spending that kind of money when so many of our fellow Pottstown citizens are struggling to survive.
And where does all of this expendable income come from? Especially in these dire fiscal times? Damned if we know…but we do know this. According to the 2010 budget posted online of Tom Hylton’s so-called non-profit Trees, Inc., the organization’s assets (as of December 31, 2010) is stated as being over $80,000. The curious thing about that budget posted online is the title of the PDF (which is how Tom Hylton named the file). The title of the file is: 2010-budget-for-web-12-31-10. So…does that mean that there’s a different 2010 budget that wasn’t posted online?
Hmmm. It kinds makes you stop and think, doesn’t it?
Who says money doesn’t grow on trees?