Pennsylvania’s current unstable leadership continues to make the state a challenging environment for people to raise their families, enjoy stability in everyday life and prepare for retirement. New leadership is needed in a state covers a large geographical area with a diverse population. A leader that understands that every area of the state is different and must be viewed with a unique perspective to create sustainable policies that will develop lasting results. A person with a strong character that will not be afraid to challenge DC political strong hold on regulations, policies and the states’ ability to create change. Someone that can crush two of the biggest issues that the entire state of Pennsylvania can’t control today; unstable economy and the opioid addiction.
The continued western Pennsylvania economic crisis continues as manufacturers leave the area, Obama’s ‘war on coal’ took effect, the slow-down on shale gas industry due to taxes, low gas prices and other issues have caused some the highest unemployment rates in the country. The state also holds the record for the third largest shrinking town in the US, Johnstown, PA because of loss of jobs due to movement of manufacturing and factories. (https://blogs.voanews.com/all-about-america/2016/04/18/americas-fastest-shrinking-cities-have-this-in-common/). The fiscal situation also concerns play a vital role in stabilizing the economic growth of the state. As of today, Pennsylvania is in an economic crisis with a rainy-day fund that lasts a 10th of a day, an out of control debt, a credit rating that is one of the worst in the Nation and can’t create a balanced budget. With no plan for any serious ‘growth drivers’ for job creation or to stabilize the economy the entire state is suffering from a lack of leadership from the governor’s office (http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/john_baer/getting-a-new-pa-budget-or-the-art-of-driving-with-no-hands-20170806.html). The state is desperate for new leadership.
According to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, Pennsylvania’s drug overdose rose 37% in 2016. The daily death toll reached 13 per day with the city Philadelphia alone reaching 907 deaths. With 4,642 deaths, the overdose situation surpassed traffic accidents by four times. The state is separated into two sections of horrific addiction. The southeastern part of the state has historically used cheap heroin while western Pennsylvania that extends in the Appalachia is now the epicenter for opioid addiction. Overdose doubled or increased over 50% in parts of several western Pennsylvania counties.
“Pennsylvania is in the midst of a full-fledged epidemic. The prescription opioid and heroin crisis is the most significant public health crisis facing our state today.” – Dr. Margaret Jarvis, Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center
Why Does Pennsylvania Need a Non-Career Politician?
Politicians and Lobbyists
The opioid addiction nightmare started when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the OxyContin original label that mislabeled the product indicating that it would be “very rare” for people to become addicted.
From 2002 the epidemic continued to increase with doctors writing prescriptions mostly from three major drug companies supplying prescription painkillers. According to The House Energy and Commerce Committee, the three companies include AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson. How? Each of these organizations have lobbyist mingling with D.C. politicians.
According to OpenSecrets.org, the amount of money that has been distributed by lobbyist connected to Pharmaceuticals/Health Products are being invested include the following:
Cardinal Health $730,000
Both federal and state politicians in Pennsylvania seem to have no problem having conversations and receiving donations from lobbyist dealing with the healthcare industry.
So do we blame lobbyist or Pharmaceuticals/Health Products, or blame the politicians?
Did anyone stop and think about their actions?
Drug cartels are another major source of supply to the American opioid addiction. According to Rand Corporation, the level of spending on illicit drugs has not changed from 2000 to 2010, Americans have been spending about $109 billion a year. The cartels have made both Pennsylvania and West Virginia home.
How? DC politicians for generations have allowed the flow of drugs into America using political correctness to win their re-elections, to feed their ego’s, make money and maintained personal power while letting Americans enter a downward spiral of drug additions that will take a different kind of politician to save the future generations of American kids.
Americans should find it very difficult to believe that the medical industry and politicians were not aware that Americans were being prescribed enormous amount opioids and that a wide-open border and NOT following immigrations laws were not affecting a Nation that now has become addicted to opioids.
How does West Virginia help Mr. Paul Mango campaign?
When the governor of West Virginia Jim Justice decided to change political parties at a rally with President Trump, he stated: “I tell you as West Virginians I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor.” His statement now gives West Virginia a new opportunity to survive and Pennsylvania a view of a new type of Republican leadership that it could gain with supporting non-career politician, Mr. Mango.
Pennsylvania’s Neighbor, West Virginia, Has A Bigger Opioid Epidemic
The epicenter of the U.S. opioid epidemic takes a life every 10 hour in the state of West Virginia. This epidemic has been going for many years with society ignoring the warning signs “the composition of the patients at his WVU addiction program switched from 90% alcoholism in the 1990s to between 90% and 95% prescription painkiller addiction by 2002,” Dr. Sullivan said in 2014.
As in Pennsylvania, both federal and state politicians in West Virginia have been involved in conversations with lobbyist and taking donations from the healthcare industry.
Pennsylvania and West Virginia’s Reality
Pennsylvania and West Virginia remain two states that have failed the hardworking middle-class Americans trying to raise their families and live in safety for generations. The neighboring states that share common ethics, values and families that are struggling with the same troubling problems created by the lack of leadership.
2013 – OXYANA
How Could Politicians Take Money From Lobbyists Knowing Their Voters Being Represented Are Dying?
Let’s pray that Governor Jim Justice can stop the flow of money and drugs while the voters in Pennsylvania wake-up and realize their best chance for change is with Mr. Mango.
Pennsylvania – Mr. Paul Mango has middle-class values, military experience, education, and decades of business experience at one of America’s most admired companies, married for 35 years, raised four daughters and has a strong connection to the Pennsylvania values.
West Virginia – Now Republican West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has an opportunity to use his background that indicates that he can create 1000’s of jobs and operate large organizations. Skills that can easily be applied to West Virginia’s government system that is spinning out of control.
Office of the Governor – Jim Justice
Voters in Pennsylvania and West Virginia have nothing to lose with backing a modern style of leadership. It’s time to vote for and support a new Republican agenda to determine if two non-career politicians will be strong ethical leaders that can influence the system to stop the dysfunctional political behavior.
“The difference between a politician and a statesman is that a politician thinks about the next election while the statesman thinks about the next generation.” – James Freeman Clarke
Video: Paul Mango on why he entered GOP race for Pennsylvania Governor