May 12, 2014

Molovinsky and The Second Amendment

A resident of North Catasauqua recently asked me how I feel about the Second Amendment. New York State is currently running a television campaign to attract new industry. The commercial promises numerous tax incentives for both start up and relocating companies. It does not mention Governor Cuomo's rant last year about pro assault weapon advocates having no place in the state of New York.   Alabama Governor Bentley and House Speaker Mike Hubbard both immediately responded to Cuomo’s comments. "We will protect the Freedoms of individuals and welcome any one or any company to Alabama to discover as so many have, that we are a pro-business state filled with good, hardworking people.” Remington has announced a new factory in Alabama, which will employ 2000 workers. The Remington factory, in Llion, New York, was started in 1816. While New York spends $millions trying to attract new businesses with taxpayer supported incentives, it's losing the benefit of a major company's growth.

While I fully support the Second Amendment, I also fully support every effort to keep existing companies up and running. Both Slatington and Northampton are case studies in lost industry and commerce. This State and it's Representatives have stood on the side lines as one business after another closed, while they have offered one incentive after another, for new companies to the valley. We subsidize a million square foot warehouse that only employs six people, while standing idle while an older business with 100 workers closes.

It's nice that Julie Harhart's staff helps people with their driver's license, and sends people birthday cards, but it's very sad that there's no jobs  for their children. Any representative can send birthday cards and support their Second Amendment rights, but the people of the 183rd deserve more; If they send me to Harrisburg, I'll make their jobs here my top priority.


Dreaming of Justice said...

The job of a Candidate is to be inspired by the People and serve them with a single minded focus. Every State Representative should think of himself as a perpetual candidate-never assuming he understands the needs of his constituents but always striving to learn to know and represent those needs.

The posture of a politician is to adapt their pose for every special interest with a big enough wallet and hope that nobody knows.

Here's to your candidacy Mr. Molovinsky.

michael molovinsky said...

justice@12:28, harhart is 18 years and 9 terms beyond being a candidate, she won't even debate her opponent in the primary. her constituents think that they're being served well by help with a drivers license, or birthday card. meanwhile, their main streets are one vacant business after another.

Anonymous said...

Could you be more specific as far as what Representative Molovinsky would have done for Northampton and Slatington that Harhart didn't do, and what you propose for those towns in the future should you be elected?

michael molovinsky said...

@10:44, generally speaking i will not debate faceless, anonymous questions such as this. hopefully, harhart will debate me as the election approaches, and sincerely interested citizens will have input. harhart's voting record appears to be straight party, how has that been working out for you? the economic desolation of slatington and northampton speaks for itself, in vacant storefronts, and taprooms filled by early afternoon. these people have been down for so long it looks like up to them. the rail-trail spinoff in slatington seems to be limited to a food cart on the parking lot. some people have been confusing birthday cards and a handshake with representation.

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