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How Politicians Deliberately Confuse Voters

An op-ed story that never ran and should have

June 3, 2014 By Denny Hatch
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The Charter amendment questions:

No. 1. Single sentence, length 75 wordsergo, impossible to read
"Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to confirm Council's power to enact provisions Council considers necessary or appropriate to implement a Minimum Wage and Benefits Ordinance, including, but not limited to, provisions mandating that minimum wage and benefits requirements be passed along to subcontractors on City contracts and subrecipients of City financial assistance, and provisions authorizing the granting and revocation of waivers, with debarment as a potential penalty for violation of such provisions?"

No. 2. Single sentence, length 66 wordsergo, impossible to read
"Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended so that effective January 1, 2016, an elected official of the City may become a candidate for nomination or election to a different public office without first resigning from his or her current office, the same as state and federal elected officials, but may not run for re-election to his or her current office in the same election?"

No. 3. Single sentence, length 75 wordsergo, impossible to read
"Shall The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter be amended to provide that Council approval is required for certain contracts for one year or less for the purpose of providing legal representation and related services for indigent persons, including but not limited to parents and children who are subjects of dependency proceedings; criminal defendants; persons in juvenile justice proceedings; persons involved in behavioral health proceedings; and indigent persons involved in other proceedings where legal representation is required?"

The Ultimate Question
What are Philadelphia politicians and lawyers trying to hide?

And why?

As a registered Independent, I cannot vote in the primaries.

As a registered voter—I will not vote on legalese gibberish.

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