Dec 6, 2009
Allentown Saved By A Cheeseburger
This past week at the Job Forum in Washington, President Obama made it clear that he will use stimulus money to prevent state and local governments from adding to the unemployment figures. How Allentown got to lead off the President's Recovery Tour is a matter of speculation. Some contributed our selection to being an important swing area politically; personally, I thank Billy Joel. Although Allentown truly fit the definition of the rust belt at the time, so did fifty other cities, such as Buffalo. Living here in Allentown has a ring to it which I think will finally pay off for us, twenty seven years later. I can only assume that during the time it took Obama to eat that cheeseburger, he and Pawlowski bonded enough for one of those local bailouts; Pawlowski has never been shy about sticking his hand out.
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