Politics

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 13:49

CRM Solutions for Political Candidates

When it comes to running your political campaign, it’s important to maintain control over your data. Realize that a conflict of interests between a political candidate and their party when it comes to data and CRM solutions. The candidate and the party share a common ‘target market’ - voters in your respective area.

Monday, 14 March 2022 11:21

Ukraine on Fire

This video was removed by YouTube, meaning you should probably watch it twice:

I’ve heard from other 2nd Class Township Auditors about their involvement in the auditing process when a CPA firm does the audit. Here are some of my findings.

The CPA firm typically does their township over the summer. When the audit is complete the auditors receive an PDF copy via email from the township, and they are invited to attend the meetings between the CPA firm and the supervisors to go over the audit.

Tuesday, 04 January 2022 23:00

Township Supervisor Conflict of Interests

It’s a politically exciting time in Barrett nowadays, as our voters recently elected 3 new supervisors. One of the new supervisors is also the township treasurer, secretary, webmaster, right to know officer...

This video talks about the relative size between Bitcoin and Visa, and the implications for a growing blockchain.

Thursday, 09 September 2021 16:34

Township Management & Hiring Practices

I recently filed a Right to Know request about our township's job openings, asking for a copy of any help wanted, job opening, or career opportunity posting that the township put together in the last 5 years.  In 2019 Barrett Township reported almost $400,000 in payroll expenses so it would make sense that they regularly post ads and hold interviews, right?

Wrong.

The RTK response came back indicating the "records do not exist."

In other words, the Township has filled all of its employment needs by hiring people from within its own network, rather than advertising the openings and interviewing the best candidates for the positions.  

This started out as a simple request for a 5 year budget comparison. When the township treasurer was unable to provide the requested financial report, I requested the Quickbooks data file, so I could create the report myself. The response wobbled: first the RTK request response said that Quickbooks data is unavailable. Then I asked more questions and it turns out that they do have that Quickbooks file, now they are saying they can't share it because it has confidential information.

Which is it?

Here is the promised voter registration rolls with analysis on FIVE COUNTIES holding an estimated 92,000 extra Biden votes (AKA, enough to flip the state!)

  • ERIE
  • LUZERNE
  • FRANKLIN
  • MONTGOMERY
  • YORK

This is only useful if you guys do something locally with it, demand action, and pressure the living hell out of the PA RINO coalition to have these explained.  Every word in this document is understandable and we have the rolls for when they ask.

(see attachment below)

Over the weekend the LPPA has received multiple concerning reports. It seems that the Libertarian and Green party are being excluded from “Motor Voter” registration access. One member provided photo evidence. Under Pennsylvania law both Minor and Major parties are to be listed as a registration option to anyone that wishes to affiliate when being issued a license at a PennDOT. As such PennDOT is in violation of Motor Voter laws since both parties had secured Minor party status in the 2020 general election.

We had hoped this was an isolated incident as it has been in the past however, we are skeptical.

The following information should be helpful if your loved one qualifies for Medicaid and you feel it would be inappropriate to place them in a nursing home.

1.  The first term you should be familiar with is Medicaid "waivers" - which means that if someone qualifies for Medicaid, that money can be spent on services to keep them in their home.

It's sometimes referred to as Community Based Services

FYI / background: DHS used to fund this - it was subcontracted through agencies. Now they use Managed Care Organizations

2.  The second term Self Directed Services or the "Consumer model"

This is 1 set of paperwork that legally sets you up as an employer, so that you can hire your friends, family, neighbors, anyone you want - to take care of you, using Medicaid funds. This takes the government out as middleman. There is an app for managing hours, payroll, etc. Restriction: can't hire spouse or power of attorney.  Pay starts at $10.87 (PA)

No such thing as a wasted vote!

MANCHESTER, NH – And now for a public service announcement:

It’s Election Day, which means the vote-shaming is almost over. But if you don’t have the stomach for one more day of being ashamed of your personal choice for president, you should probably avoid social media, where there are four basic messages circulating:

This article is primarily aimed at people who are considering running for public office, but the information can be used to form any type of political committee.  For example, you don't have to be a candidate running for office, you can be a group of concerned citizens who care about a specific political issue.  

Hopefuly this article will help streamline that process because I just had to learn and jump through all of these hoops in the last 2 months.  This article will be most applicable to state-level positions but the same approach will work for county and municipal, you'll just be filing your reports with a different office, as I understand.  

Can't I run as an individual instead of forming a committee?
Yes, technically you can.  And if you take in and spend less than $250 there is a special one-page form that can save you a lot of headaches.  That "under $250" form can also be utilized by a campaign committee but I would imagine most will need to use the long form.  

  • "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."

    "The most important political office is that of the private citizen."

    - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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