What’s the best way to solve a city’s piling debt? According to Harrisburg, Pa., Mayor Linda Thompson, [a Democrat] it’s organizing a prayer and fasting campaign.
“Things that are above and beyond my control; I need God,” Thompson told WHTM TV, the region’s ABC affiliate. “I depend on Him for guidance. Spiritual guidance. That’s why it’s really no struggle for me to join this fast and prayer.”
Harrisburg is definitely in need of some sort of miracle, that’s for sure. By the end of the year, the city will end with a $3.5 million deficit, and by 2015, the deficit is projected to be $10.4 million. Residents are also facing a 20 percent increase in property taxes and a 40 percent increase in water bills under Thompson’s proposed budget.
In this difficult time, I’m sure the people of Harrisburg want answers and solutions from their elected officials. And Thompson offers up prayer and fasting?
It doesn’t come as a surprise. Since the day Thompson set foot in office, she has been crossing the church-state line, and many members of her staff have thrown in the towel because of it.
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