With the campaign winding down and the elections this Tuesday, Poe wanted to send one last no bullshit message to Philadelphia about the choice you have on May 20th – the same old smiling in your face from politicians while they pick your pocket, or madman with a rebel streak and a passion for transparency and government accountability. A selection from this final message, which you can watch in its entirety above:
I don’t have any political experience or friends in high places… although most of my friends are high most of the time.
In all honesty I’m just a foul-mouthed comic with a high school education, a disdain for the people in power and a criminal record.
But you know what?
I’m pissed off, and you should be too, that the people running this city have abandoned us.
Our schools are closing.
Comcast corporation is given tax breaks to sustain its monopoly.
There are cops everywhere but justice nowhere,.
the city council ethics committee hasn’t met in 2 decades.
The city has spent over $20 million on a fusion center to spy on us.
4000 people were locked up for weed last year.
The political machine and the unions appoint people to elected positions.
enough is enough.
You know where Poe stands, and that he is eager for a conversation about how else we can make this city better, because Poe knows it is his job to listen to you.
There is so much to talk about and only 5 days left before the election. If you want to keep talking until we build solutions for this great city, our home, you really do have choice: You can vote for someone who does not owe his job to powerful people and the influence of money, or you stay home or vote for Ed Neilson and get more of the same old shit. You should Spark a Change.
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