No, not that guy
but a real one.
MC: Hanger, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in Kenya, where his farmer
father worked for the British Foreign Service helping develop coffee and
tea farms. The family moved to Ireland in 1963, and Hanger came to the
United States in 1970.
Actually he was born a subject of Queen Elizabeth, God save her. So
Donald Trump doesn't have to worry about him running for President.
I like some of his policy positions.
Here's where Hanger stands on other hot button issues:
Marriage equality: for it
Medical marijuana: for it
Abortion rights: for it
I know that some of my anti-fracking friends don't trust him.
This is what he had to say on his blog.
I announce today my candidacy for Governor of Pennsylvania and will be
doing press conferences in Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Tomorrow, I
will be in Pittsburgh for a press conference there.
Pennsylvania is an energy powerhouse and soon will produce the third
most energy among the states. Pennsylvania will trail only Texas and
Wyoming--two states with no state income tax--in total energy
Despite the Marcellus gas boom and falling national unemployment,
Pennsylvania's economy is struggling. For the first time in years,
Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was higher than the national
unemployment rate in both September and October. Pennsylvania's rate of
job creation that was among the highest in the nation in 2010 has fallen
to among the lowest.
Our struggles are rooted in a mismanagement of Pennsylvania's tremendous
energy resources, failed economic development policies that rely almost
exclusively on the natural gas industry, and disastrous education
policies. Pennsylvania's schools since 2011 have lost 19,000 jobs, and
school taxes have increased in many communities, after a $1 billion cut
in state funding in the 2011-2012 budget.
Those budget cuts to public schools, universities, and colleges were
choices made and not unavoidable. For example, the 2011-12 state budget
included hundreds of millions of dollars for the Rainy Day Fund,
hundreds of millions of dollars for corporate tax cuts, and about $250
million to 14 cyber charter schools, even though 13 have reading and
math scores below the average of a traditional public school.
Not surprisingly, with fewer teachers, higher class sizes, lost tutoring
programs and courses, Pennsylvania's school test scores declined.
Those Pennsylvanians who are also paying higher school taxes, as a
result of the 2011-12 budget cuts, are paying more for education and
getting less value.
In the coming campaign, I look forward to listening to Pennsylvanians
and proposing solutions to our problems. I also invite you to visit www.hangerforgovernor.com and to support my campaign.
I'm not backing any 2014 Guv candidate until I hear from Joe Sestak and Patrick Murphy.
John Hanger for Governor Reception
2:00pm – 5:00pm
The offices of Winston & Strawn
200 Park Avenue, 43rd Floor
The 43rd floor would probably give me a nose bleed.
I kind of dig Mr. Hanger :)
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