genestilp

citizen who encourages activism and tries to learn from his major and minor mistakes which he often makes

Friday, September 02, 2005

Donate the Illegal Pay Raise to Red Cross

Below is part of the press release from yesterday.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 1, 2005

CONTACT: GENE STILP
717-443-6421

PLAINTIFF IN ILLEGAL PAY RAISE CASE CHALLENGES
135 LAWMAKERS TO GIVE ILLEGAL MID-TERM SALARY
RAISES TO RED CROSS FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS

The plaintiff in the illegal pay raise case, Gene Stilp, challenged the remaining 135 legislators who are taking the illegal mid-term raise to give the money to the American Red Cross for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

"heir constituents have not been able to shame the last 135 legislators into renouncing the illegal mid-term salary in the form of illegal unvouchered expenses, so the least they can do is to donate their ill gotten gain to help the Red Cross,"said Gene Stilp.

"It is the Pennsylvania taxpayers’ money, but if they won' give it back, maybe we can shame them into doing a good act,"said Stilp. "t will be interesting to see what they are made of, especially the leadership in both parties."

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Plaintiff In Illegal Pay Raise Case Challanges Legislators To Give The Unvoucherd Salary To Red Cross For Hurricane Relief

There are still 133 legislators who are accepting the mid-term salaries in the form of unvouchered expenses. No matter how much their constituents shame them they still refuse to do the right thing.

Tomorrow I will put out a press release that challanges them to give those funds to the Red Cross for the hurricane victims.

Let's see what they say.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Finally the Other Side Responds - They Want to Go Forward With the Illegal Pay Raise Case

You go to love the Associated Press. Who else would watch for obscure deadlines like the response deadline in the illegal pay raise case. Peter Jackson filed his article on the oppositions' response to the original complaint. Good job.

Obviouisly this is just a formality. The case will proceed and we will get into the thick of things on the illegal legislative pay raise . The prize for best fiction will be awarded to the other sides brief writer thus crushing the story about the young wizard guy whose name I cannot remember at this time of night.

Harry Potter, that's it. Their brief will be better fiction.

By the way this 16% to 34% myth has just been blown away by Peter Jackson. he figurs the Senate deputy whip position, newly created, will garner someone a 54% increase.

Not bad for a night's work. The @#$&$#@s

Monday, August 29, 2005

Illegal Pay Raise and a Real Legislative Audit

Maybe one of the things that can come out of this illegal pay raise case is a real outside audit of the legislature.

We have all learned of the $135 million slush fund that has probabaly grown since that number was from a fake audit last year that just touched the surface.

The legislature will never let a real audit happen, oh let's say by the Pennsylvania Auditor General.

So we will never really know unless you demand it.

Keep raising questions about the $135+ million to your legislators and the press.

If you don't do it, it won't get done.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

College Students Will Add Impact To the Illegal Pay Raise Fight

A good many colleges start class this week and next. I am hoping that a good many students notice the illegal pay raise fight and start getting active.

If you are a student, spread the word. Go to google.news to review the past months news articles at "pennsylvania Pay raise."

We need the freshy spirit of college students to get involved. But why stop there. High school student may be just as effective.

Well, get to work. You're not going to learn much here.

College Students Will Add Impact To the Illegal Pay Raise Fight

A good many colleges start class this week and next. I am hoping that a good many students notice the illegal pay raise fight and start getting active.

If you are a student, spread the word. Go to google.news to review the past months news articles at "pennsylvania Pay raise."

We need the freshy spirit of college students to get involved. But why stop there. High school student may be just as effective.

Well, get to work. You're not going to learn much here.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Pay Raise Actions and Your Local District Attorney

Some folks have called and asked which were the sections of Title 18 that some distrcit attorneys were reviewing. My understanding was that it was part of Title 18, something like 4701. So here is 4701 et seq. below.

Title 18, Crimes and Offenses of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

Section 4701. Bribery in official and political matters, (a) Offenses defined.—A person is guilty of bribery, a felony of the third degree, if he offers, confers or agrees to confer upon another, or solicits, accepts or agrees to accept from another: (1) any pecuniary benefit as consideration for the decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or other exercise of discretion as a public servant, party official or voter by the recipient; (2) any benefit as consideration for the decision, vote, recommendation, or other exercise of official discretion by the recipient in a judicial, administrative or legislative proceeding; or (3) and benefit for consideration for a violation of a known legal duty as a public servant or party official.

Title 18, Section 4702. Threats and other improper influence in official and political matters. (a) Offenses defined. – A person commits an offense if he: (1) threatens unlawful harm to any person with intent to influence his decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or other exercise of discretion as a public servant, party official or voter; (2) threatens unlawful harm to any public servant to any public servant with intent to influence his decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or other exercise of discretion in a judicial or administrative proceeding; or (3) threatens unlawful harm with intent to influence him to violate his known legal duty.

Title18, Section 4703. Retaliation for past official action. A person commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if he harms another by any unlawful act in retaliation for anything lawfully done by the latter in the capacity of public servant.

Have some fun. See if any of these sections fit in with demotions or promotions in light of the Pay Raise Act press reports. Or call your local prosecutor to see what they think.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Pay Raise Proponents Can Learn From This Massive Civics Lesson

Go out anywhere in Pennsylvania and you can get an opinion on the pay raise. Just about everyone is aware of the controversy. I am headed to Philadelphia tomorrow and I am going to the Reading Market between meetings to conduct a randon survey of the views on the pay raise. OK. I'm going to the Reading Market to eat the great food. But I will do a survey there.

Have any of you conducted surveys in your community? Any results? Let me know, the questions you asked and the insights you received.

How do you say "No Pay Raise" in Spanish by the way?