Word on the Street

Word on the Street 01-19

What are your expectations for Donald Trump’s presidency? 
 

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How is the sweetened beverage tax affecting your shopping routine?

“I experienced the tax once, and that was enough. I am going to juice my own stuff. Overall, I think people won’t buy as much stuff and will be able to keep money in their pockets.”

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What is the best New Year’s resolution that you have kept?

“I think I’ve done well with being nice to people and remembering that we’re all just trying to make our way through life. I don’t really worry about anything, but I know there are plenty of people who do.”

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What is something that you are excited for or concerned about as 2017 approaches?

“I look forward to continuing to raise my (4-year-old) daughter (Isabella) and being around family and friends even more. I hope it’s a healthy year for everyone out there.”

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What do you enjoy the most about the holiday season?

“It’s the one time of the year where people are really abounding in kindness. It just seems to happen that way. I wish those feelings would last much longer.”

Frank

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What’s your take on former Congressman Chaka Fattah’s 10-year prison sentence?

“Whatever you do, no matter who you are, you have to suffer some consequences. Frankly, I think he came out lucky with a sentence of that length.”

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Which Philadelphia sports team will emerge as our next title contender?

“This is sad to say, but I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel for any of them. I wish I had different feelings.”

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What do you think of the plans to recount General Election votes in certain states, including PA?

“I respect the right to conduct recounts, but they won’t affect anything. I don’t think there is any merit to these actions. Everyone is just going to have to accept the outcome of the election eventually.”

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For what blessings should the nation as a whole be most thankful?

“I’d say our freedom of speech and expression. Especially with the General Election, we’ve had it reaffirmed that we can voice our opinion no matter whether we agree with something or not.”

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What are your thoughts on the outcome of the 2016 General Election?

I wasn’t a supporter of (Donald) Trump, but all I, or anyone else, frankly, can do is to hope for the best.

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