- It doesn't appear that the judges are convinced that Scranton has exhausted all of its potential revenue sources. This includes raising the garbage fee.
- There is some skepticism over increasing the city's debt; to quote Judge Nealon, this is akin to "just throwing deck chairs off the Titanic". For the record I worked with Terry Nealon a long, long time ago. Smart...and nice...guy.
- Even PEL believes that getting $1.3 million from not-for-profits is "unrealistic". I have a better word: fanciful.
I'm thinking that they don't, but that's okay. When all you do is simply make numbers up (like $1.3 million in voluntary contributions from not-for-profits), coming up with additional fake revenue shouldn't be all that difficult.