Progressive Blogger and Occupy Salisbury Leader Ron Pagano Spews Propaganda

Letter to the editor in the Daily Times:

I’m tired of those who belittle the unemployed and those who need help from entitlement programs. These stalwarts of American individualism claim there are enough jobs for everyone who really wants to work — which means not blacks, immigrants, Hispanics or too lazy to get up off of their butts.

What is it about compassion, understanding and reality these “stalwarts” fail to grasp?

In the same breath, they praise those “rugged individuals” who “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” — those who start with nothing and scratch out a niche in their marketplace, working 18-hour days, six- or seven-day weeks, entrepreneurs of the late ’80s and ’90s, who started the “tech bubble.” Remember that one? These job creators are the backbone of America, and without them we’d have fallen into the great abyss.

Blah, blah, blah.

Call me crazy, but aren’t we deep in the abyss? Millions have lost their jobs, homes, cars, savings and investments. Those “job creators,” dot-com bubble-makers, Wall Street high-yield investment gurus, Bernie Madoff knock-offs,bankers who created the mortgage bubble and made billions when it burst and corporate executivess who sent millions of jobs overseas have sucked the life out of every working family. They point fingers at the unemployed, elderly, disabled, hungry children or mentally ill and say,”It’s their fault. Big government.Entitlement fever caused this.”

Fact: Big government didn’t cause the meltdown. It was greedy, sleight-of-hand financial games; devious, unconscionable rape of workers’ savings and investments — including homes that were manipulated into low or no-interest mortgages; creation of collatoralized debt obligations questionably rated by credit agencies; and Wall Street banks that put billions into mortgage debentures, but then ‘shorted’ them, betting that they would continue to collapse, and in the process, make them billions more without regard for the victim — the middle class.

I’m tired of hacks like Rep. Andy Harris blaming high taxes imposed on the wealthy and corporations — his supporters, the so-called “job creators” — for this economic mess.” Based on mean personal tax rates, there are only seven countries with lower rates than the United States (28 percent): Mexico (18 percent), Korea (16 percent), Australia (27 percent), Iceland (27 percent), Ireland (25 percent), New Zealand (21 percent) and Japan (27 percent). (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2007) The rest run up to 55 percent.

In 2008, the GAO reported that 55 percent of US businesses paid no federal income taxes during at least one year in the last seven it studied.

Based on these findings — and the widening gap between wealthy and middle-class incomes — is there anyone who really thinks the rich or businesses are worse off now than they were 30 years ago?

Ron Pagano is a semi-retired lawyer, financial adviser and entrepreneur.

Editor Notes:

I am tired of leftists spewing forth lies. I am tired of being blamed for their failures and the misery they create. The type of thinking above is one big reason America is in the trouble it is now.

Hey Ron Pagano: Dana Milbank says OWS is “Running on Empty”

The folk-rocker Jackson Browne showed up on Freedom Plaza to perform for the Occupy D.C. protesters. He played five political tunes but left out the one most relevant to the protest movement: “Running on Empty.”

Two months ago, there was hope that the Occupy Wall Street movement and its offshoots could be the start of political counterweight to the Tea Party. But that never happened, and any last chance of it ended when New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg closed the encampment in lower Manhattan.

Nationwide, the movement lost its idealistic roots amid reports of accidental deaths, drug overdoses and scattered violence. In Washington over the weekend, 31 demonstrators in McPherson Square, a previously peaceful encampment, were arrested in a standoff with police.

In nearby Freedom Plaza, there are fewer tents than there were earlier in fall — and it wasn’t exactly booming then. When Browne, the 63-year-old singer and activist, walked to the microphones, there were all of 125 people to listen to the performance, including a media pack of about 40.

“You are the 99 percent!” Browne, in leather jacket, blue jeans and Salomon athletic shoes, told the modest crowd. “This is what democracy looks like.”

But this is not what a mass movement looks like.

Browne, who gave the world “Somebody’s Baby” and “Take It Easy” in addition to “Running on Empty,” deserves credit for encouraging the demonstrators in New York and Washington. The demonstrators in Washington deserve credit for maintaining their dedication even as other encampments have shriveled or been disbanded.

But it looks more and more like a lost cause, as the masses fail to mobilize behind the Occupy activists.

After Browne’s performance on the plaza, I asked the singer about the failure of the movement to ignite. “I see this encampment lasting through the winter, and I see the movement playing a role in the coming election,” he said, predicting that the political parties would grapple “with a growing people’s movement.”

Is he surprised more people aren’t angry? “I think people are very angry,” he fired back. “How angry people are is not really carried by the mainstream media.”

Read more here.

Anti-Biblical, Fraudulent and Fake Wicomico County Quakers stand behind Violent Occupiers: Update.

Editors note: We do not stand behind the Occupy Wall Street Movement here at U.S. Constitutional Free Press. How can anyone stand behind such a violent, lazy, unethical movement where numerous drug overdoses, murders, rapes, sexual assault are occurring. Not to mention people masturbating in front of children and defecating in the streets.

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An editorial in the Daily Times:

Recently, Quakers — the Religious Society of Friends — in Salisbury approved the following minute:

“Wicomico River Friends Meeting unites with the intentions of the Occupy movement to bring attention to the inequalities in our society and urge economic justice through nonviolent means.”

The Occupy movement calls attention to the failures of our government. Unceasing electioneering and an often corrupting influence of special interests are preventing our officials from doing the jobs we have hired them to do. This has led to ineffective regulations and poor enforcement that allowed a near collapse of our economy which we have not fully recovered from.

It seems appropriate to make this statement during this season of Thanksgiving. Despite a poor economy, we are grateful for the freedoms and bounty we enjoy. Even those among us who have the least have it better than many other places in the world.

That doesn’t mean some of our neighbors here aren’t suffering. A new shelter for the homeless just opened in Salisbury, a blessing to ease some of the need — but not all of it. We pray for a time when shelters are closing from a lack of need.

Social movements begin when society reaches a breaking point, forcing people into the streets with their anger and pain. The Occupy movement is young. It will take time for its leadership to evolve and coherent solutions to emerge to compete in the market place of ideas.

During this process we will be with them, praying for the success of the underlying goal which unites us: a more just and responsive government that better serves everyone.

We wish for all of our neighbors peace, prosperity and a happy Thanksgiving.

Dana Kester-McCabe

Bishopville

Kester-McCabe is clerk for the Wicomico River Friends Meeting. — Editor

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After reading this letter, one can only assume the Wicomico County Quakers stand for the kind of violent, sick, twisted and criminal behavior that the Occupy Wall Street Movement stands for. One then has to question, how can this group actually be part of the Quakers? Or in fact, are they part of the Quakers at all?

This is the type of behavior this fake religious organization backs………….

The Coalition of Eastern Shore Progressives Out to Destroy More Businesses and Lives

INVASION OF THE ADULT BABIES:

The Coalition of Eastern Shore Progressives (CESP) will be staging a protest this Saturday, November 5th, at 11am. The group is targeting the local Bank of America branch, located at 1145 S. Salisbury Blvd, across from Salisbury University.

This action is being held in conjunction with MoveOn.org’s National Event, urging members to move their money out of the Big Banks that were responsible for the financial meltdown and continuing attacks on their customers and the American taxpayer. There will be hundreds of protests across the country, at local branches of Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, Citigroup and other Banks Too Big To Fail. It is hoped that the action will generate changes at banks, and additional government regulations that will prevent the same type of financial debacle as the country suffered in 2007, including the massive unemployment, foreclosures and loss of $20 trillion in Middle Class wealth.

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