The breach of public trust by disgraced former congressman Chaka Fattah is an example of the dangers of having a one party political machine: there are no checks and balances. Whether Republican, Democrat, independent or apathetic, the machine that controls Philadelphia is at times devastating to this city. While real estate values continue to climb, the political landscape is filled with corruption and millions of dollars of waste.
There is a lack of unconditional outrage. Instead, we watch from the sidelines and wait for the US Attorney’s Office to end waste and corruption.