Jul 23, 2015

Schlossberg/Schweyer, Two Peas In A Pod

Peter Schlossberg and Michael Schweyer co-wrote an editorial in the Morning Call. I know I have their first names mixed up, but that's because they're two peas in the same pod. Both boys worked for Jenn Mann, and were Pawlowski bobbleheads on city council. Although now state representatives, they're still Pawlowski bobbleheads. Both boys were part of the Pawlowski PAC, Citizens For A Better Allentown, who told us who to vote for in local elections. Now that Pawlowski is halfway between accused and indicted, the boys are trying to distance themselves from the scandal, but they will always be bobbleheads. In the editorial they champion a Democratic Party state budget proposal, which would supposedly increase funds to Allentown School District, a noble idea indeed. The boys neglect to mention that they have opposed the Republican pension reform bill, which addressed the most pressing fiscal issue of the decade. Since pension reform would protect all former and current employees, and only affect future hires, the only reason to vote against it is to placate the unions. If Peter and Michael want to contribute to the state in some way, perhaps they could share an office and staff. I'm sure that they will never vote differently than each other, or the Democratic party line, anyway.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Schlossberg gets thrown under the bus. It's already happening.

Anonymous said...

Should I feel better about them, or worse about them, knowing that they both despise Pawlowski?

michael molovinsky said...

@9:14 and 9:39, i take both these comments as by apologists, and will probably delete them. there is no evidence that either schweyer or schlossberg despise pawlowski. they voted with him, 100% as city councilmen, and were part of his Better Allentown PAC, as of last week.,

Anonymous said...

Ask anyone.

Anonymous said...

A logical progression would be to see who's donating to both of them. Well oiled and tried tactics and strategies are hard to stop using.

michael molovinsky said...

i know that both schweyer and schlossberg are now trying to put some distance between themselves and pawlowski, by taking direct shots at fleck, but it's too late in my book. i just read a comment by candida afif; she just learned about what was going on in allentown (apparently she spends most of her time out of state), and this is who they were recommending for city council?

Guy Williams said...

There is no question about the need for pension reform. Both should then lead the effort to come up with a compromise. Bridge the gap between parties if needed but no action is unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

They are distancing themselves from Pawlowski now for political expediency, but make no mistake, they are all still on the same team.

For instance, I notice that Pawlowski's name has been removed from Citizens for a More Crony Lehigh County (or something like that), the PAC supporting the Democrat candidates for county commissioner. Schlossberg is treasurer, and Schweyer is Secretary. Up until a few weeks ago, Ed was involved with the group and Fleck was their campaign manager.

So apparently they want to make sure that the Allentown model of government, with rubber stamps on Council and no oversight, is brought to all of Lehigh County.

I say "no thanks". One FBI raid in town is enough for me.

You would think that Schlossberg and Schweyer have enough to do at the state level, and would focus there. That their focus is instead on local elections might explain their sorry performance.

Anonymous said...

They do as Pawlowski tells them. It doesn't matter that they hold one another in contempt.
It's about loyalty, but it sure isn't about respect or affection.

Anonymous said...

Mike & Peter are friends. It's said Ed that's on the outside of anything approaching respect or friendship.
Saying this doesn't make anyone less culpable
in the disgraceful shenanigans.
A pox on all their houses

Anonymous said...

Funny how Schweyer was hired by Sacred Heart Hospital to handle their government relations, only to have his NIZ buddies bring in their buddies at Lehigh Valley Hospital to downtown. LVHN gets the well-heeled NIZers while Sacred Heart continues to take it in the shorts for treating non-paying patients from the inner city.
These two Democrats apparently are not looking out the the poor, are they?

Anonymous said...

You do realize that Sacred Heart is in the NIZ!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Riley was on the LVH board.

Anonymous said...

Exactly how has the NIZ helped the poor in terms of upward mobility?

Are the poor eating at those high-priced restaurants downtown?

Are the poor going to minor league ice hockey games at the Pawlowski Palace of Sport?

I'd ask if the poor go to other events at the Palace of Sport ... but there really don't seem to be any events other than minor league ice hockey.

Such a shame to see such a magnificent $ 177.1 million dollar arena be so empty so often. I could have sworn we were promised the arena would no be so empty so often. But, hey, whatever.



michael molovinsky said...

@8:49, the arena was just the pretense for the NIZ, the tax grab that allowed several men to construct buildings on the taxpayer's dime.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:55 a.m. And what exactly is the benefit of Sacred Heart sitting in the NIZ? They have been there for over a hundred years. And let's not forget the Democrats regularly salivating over removing the tax exemptions for non-profits like hospitals, churches and colleges.