As always, the R2G operatives are always on the look out for great information. It was brought to my attention this week that currently there is an inmate in General Hospital in Wilkes-Barre who just recently tried to commit suicide. As far as I know, this was not reported in the newspapers or on TV. This inmate is in a coma and is being guarded day and night by not one, but two prison guards. When I heard this the first thing I thought was if he wanted to go deep six, just let him. It would save the taxpayers a ton of money and it would be one less scumbag off the streets for good. Then the reality of this really hit me. Why on earth does the county have two guards watching over a guy who is in a COMA! Hell, he is not going anywhere! I can see maybe one guard keeping an eye on him, but two is a total waste of time and money. My guess would be that there is some heavy overtime involved or at least some sort of extra pay for this type of duty. I am also guessing that there is some kind of provision in the guards union contract that states that two guards have to be on site in case one needs to take a dump. I could see if this inmate was conscience and a danger to the staff at the hospital. However, the guy is in a COMA! I say keep one guard on post until he wakes up and then if he is a real threat add the second guard.
Speaking of prison guards and union contracts. As we all know, the new County Council or The Insane Clown Posse wants to make cuts in many of the budgets throughout the county including the prison. Of course, the unions will not make concessions which may result in up to 16 layoffs over at the lock up on Water Street. The union plans on fighting these layoffs because they think they need to have certain staffing levels for safety reasons. I can understand not wanting to cut personnel, but c'mon guys, its time to get into the real world. Make the concessions necessary in order to keep people from getting laid off. Of course, the union guys making these idiotic decisions are the ones with the most seniority on the job so the layoffs won't effect them. They will be happy to throw the lower rungs of the ladder under the bus so they can keep their 72 sick days, countless vacation days and above average pay. The poor bastards on the bottom are going to get thrown to the sharks! What these people should do is get together and vote the union out, PERIOD. Unions like this have outlived their time and are now bankrupting governments at all levels. It's time for these union leaders to come back down to earth and get with the times.
Short and sweet - *Voter #1 at 7 o'clock...* Referendum question: *Should Wilkes-Barre switch to a Strong Tower form of government?* G'nite
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