Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Scranton Group Blasts Boscov Bailout

According to the Times Leader, the Scranton-Lackawanna County Taxpayers’ Association is questioning aid Scranton has promised to Boscov’s Department Store and its owners.

Ozzie Quinn, president of the association, framed the loan as a bailout and suggested there may be some quid pro quo involved in the loan. He raises this because Al Boscov has made contributions to both Democrat Governor Ed Rendell and Democrat Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty.

Quinn also questioned the ethics of using taxpayer money to bailout a private business.

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