If anyone remembers"when Walmart was moving into the township they were told they needed to give the township $1,000,000.00 towards open space. Did they use that money to purchase, improve and protect the land now in dispute in the Linconia section of the township? Of course not, they purchased the land behind the Mayor's house and a member (and Mayor's realtor) of the Zone Board for open space.
What about the $5,000,000.00 the township spent on the state owned intersection of Galloway and Mechanicsville Roads. When they spent it, the Council told us we would get the money back from the state. I guess someone forgot to tell the state.
Where is the $10,000,000.00 plus a year we get from the race track going? At the end of last year, the township reported a $6,500,000.00 deficit. They laid off the fire marshal (still a mystery), the head of public relations, the head of the domestic violence program in the police department and two union workers. They must have made a lot of money if the council thinks that will close the budget gap!
The members of the fire service not employed by the township expressed concerns about the location and capabilities of the training center located on Street road between the turnpike and Route 1. Now we have a facility that cost OVER $5,000,000.00 that has limited capabilities requiring our firefighters to go outside the township facilities for live fire training. This does not include the SAFER grant the township received for the paid firefighters which the township REFUSES to show the firefighters of the township. Now we hear that the grant contains inflated and inaccurate (that is putting it politely) information. The township also paid for a survey of the fire companies in Bensalem. Now they refuse to share the information with the fire companies.
We are learning
that the police department is being used to harass political opponents of the
current administration while covering for friends of the current
administration. This includes the
refusal to investigate the theft of political signs of the opponents of the
current administration (see the Bucks County Courier Times article where former
Public Safety Director Steve Moran states;" the police have more important things to do
then investigate the theft of political signs"), then in 2009 Fred Harran arrests an opponent of the
current administration for putting a sticker on a political sign.
Mary Jeffery, Democrat running for Council, and past candidate for Mayor of Bensalem with over 40% of the vote has said concerning this, "It's apparent that the current Republican Party doesn't actually believe in all of their community slogans like No Place for Hate, 100 Best Communities for Kids, and No Bullying. I hope these criminals didn't let their children know what they did, and the community should be ashamed. There are fine folks registered Republican living in Bensalem and I know that most of them have no idea how vicious, and now even criminal their local Republican Party is. All the Republican officials and candidates deny any knowledge of who committed this crime, yet not one of them has shown any real public outrage. My guess is that any Republican public outrage would be taken for what it is; phony."
Mrs. Jeffery went on to say that "the Bensalem Republicans
are fond of scaring voters into voting Republican by indicating that the
Democrats will run the township like Philadelphia.
I think it would be fairer to say that
the local Republicans are running the township like Bush is running the
All I can say, is this:
If you don't condemn the bullies in Benaslem, you support
VOTE TO RESTORE HONOR AND INTEGRITY TO BENSALEM!