Rich Fitzgerald seems destined to succeed Dan Onorato as Allegheny County Executive -- in part because the Republican Party leaders who pushed Raja to run apparently forgot that although not all Republicans are racist, most racists are Republicans -- and also appears committed to continuing Onorato's immoral rope-a-dope on regressive (and unconstitutionally unfair) property tax assessments.
Republicans can console themselves, however, with the thought that mansion-dwellers are not the only privileged citizens pampered by Onorato-Fitzgerald policies.
When Fitzgerald was enjoying (right) the sumptuous dining-and-drinking offerings under the tent at the Riverlife Party On The Pier fundraiser on Friday evening, for example, did it trouble our executive-to-be that while his average constituent tosses a buck or two the county's way from a barstool -- thanks to the regressive drink tax Fitzgerald championed as county council president -- the
Seen-worthy patrons at the fancy catered events (left) he regularly attends drink tax-free? (The tax is owed; it just isn't paid by organizers or caterers of many political and charitable fundraising events, without a peep or disapproving glance from county officials.)
With Democrats like Dan Onorato and Rich Fitzgerald, who needs Republicans?
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