Today I want to look at who drives Baltimore politics outside of the gorillas in the room----Johns Hopkins and Baltimore Development and that Montgomery County....VERY WHITE AND VERY RICH AND THE SOURCE OF ALL THAT IS CORPORATE FRAUD AND GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION. So, my organizations is not just beating up on one set of players undermining the Democratic Party and US electoral politics----
WE ARE OUTING THE RICH WHITE PLAYERS DRIVING ALL OF THE LOWER LEVEL FRAUD AND ELECTION CORRUPTION.
Republican voters have no doubt loved having Clinton neo-liberals controlling Montgomery County and Prince Georges County and Hopkins neo-conservatives controlling Baltimore City because both are pushing Republican policies. But, Republican voters let this go on too long before they realized that both Clinton neo-liberals and Bush neo-cons are dismantling their rights as citizens and the US Constitution and national sovereignty-----meaning it is bad for both Republicans and Democrats.
The American people are beginning to hate the Federal government as they hate the defunded public schools and transportation because it is dysfunctional and corrupt. THAT DOES NOT MEAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS BAD WHICH IS WHAT BUSH NEO-CONS AND CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS WANT YOU TO THINK AS THEY HAND AMERICANS OVER TO A GLOBAL CORPORATE TRIBUNAL. The wealth around Washington DC is connected to the private outsourcing of all Federal work to global corporations and the areas in Maryland and Virginia around the Washington beltway are loaded with those global corporations sucking the US Treasury dry with fraud. This is why those counties around the beltway are the ones richest----THEY ARE THE SOURCE OF THE FLEECING OF OUR US TREASURY.
Much of this is done with overseas funding of foreign development and military protection of US global corporations and markets------the NGOs and the Defense/Spy Industry. A great deal of this has to do with using poor cities like Baltimore to suck dry all Federal funding that comes from social programs and social services. THIS HAS BEEN MODUS OPERANDUS FROM REAGAN/CLINTON TO BUSH/OBAMA. It is deliberate. It makes us hate our Federal government and it allows movement of all the nation's wealth to these few rich players.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY DRIVES ALL OF THE FRAUD AND GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION IN BALTIMORE AND ITS POLS ARE AS BAD AS BALTIMORE POLS.
WJLA, September 20, 2012
Top 10 richest counties in U.S. - 7 in D.C. area According to The Washington Post, seven counties in the D.C. area are in the top 10 richest in the nation. One boasts a median income of $119,000! Do you live in one of the richest counties?
New numbers from the Census Bureau hint that the economy may be turning for the better.
And the same report shows many local communities are doing quite well financially.
The District is is surrounded by counties that are among the top in the nation for household incomes.
Least surprised to hear that Loudoun County tops the country with the highest household incomes in America? Those that live there.
They cite great schools as a reason for moving there and they say the houses are expensive.
Counties within the Washington region claimed seven of the top ten spots for median income. And all average over $90,000. Loudoun averages more than $119,000.
Behind Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, Arlington County is number three on the list. And that's especially impressive because single-income households make up 40 percent of the households.
Also in the top ten are Howard, Prince William, Fauquier, and Montgomery.
So, when the politics of Affordable Care Act play out with only people earning around $250,000 affording what we all know to be first world health care----it will be these citizens----and they are only a few percentage of an entire state------will be the ones getting access to that health care. That is why they are out their posing progressive pushing these very Republican policies in Montgomery County----posing progressive as Clinton neo-liberals. The same dynamic plays ou...t across the nation in each state to a lesser degree because these states get much less Federal funding. In states it is always the richest counties that are sucking our Federal Treasury dry using these frauds centered in the poor cities using social programs and services to defraud----like Medicare/Medicaid frauds, subprime mortgage frauds. Montgomery County was ground zero for the subprime mortgage frauds with MERS being the tool of fraud----as was the San Francisco area where many of the mortgage origination corporations were located. THAT IS WHERE YOU FIND THE WEALTH IN A STATE AND IT IS ALL CENTRALIZED ON GAINS FROM MASSIVE FRAUDS THROUGH THE CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS. It is this dynamic that REAL progressive labor and justice needs to change. As black professionals and labor union members are beginning to see where all this ends----they are waking up to the need to move away from global market and neo-liberals and keeping global corporations at bay. There are still people of color and former labor union people rolling in the dough for now---these are the sociopaths that will take the nation anywhere as long as they are made wealthy. Most US citizens are not sociopaths.
Notice Howard and Mongomery County lead ----and know where all of the Baltimore City contract bids go every year? To Howard County and Montgomery County corporations largely global corporations now. This is also where much of the corporate fraud and government corruption is found.
A few percentage of black and Hispanic citizens are brought into this enrichment on a lower level and they are the ones sent to Maryland Assembly and local government to push bad policy always running as Democrats in largely poor communities.
This dynamic worked well for these players these few decades but with Trans Pacific Trade Pact and the huge economic crash taking out government and the stock market----these players are going to fall with everyone.
WE CAN PROTECT AGAINST ALL THIS IF WE ENGAGE NOW IN POLITICS SO GOOD PEOPLE ARE CONTROLLING LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT AS THESE CRASHES AND TPP UNFOLD.
The D.C. suburbs dominate the list of wealthiest U.S. counties
By Carol Morello December 12, 2013
The Census Bureau has confirmed that, once again, the Washington region dominates the list of the most affluent places in the United States.
Among more than 3,000 counties across the nation, Loudoun County is the richest, with a median household income last of almost $119,000. Maryland’s Howard County and Virginia’s Fairfax, Arlington and Stafford counties also made it into the top 10. Three New Jersey counties outside New York City also were among the well-off top 10.
The Census Bureau listed the city of Falls Church, where the median income is $121,000, as the richest location, but that’s just because of a quirk in how the census ranks independent cities in Virginia alongside much larger counties instead of with cities or towns. Montgomery County and Prince William County fell just below the 10 wealthiest counties. Also in the top 30 were Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland, and the city of Fairfax in Virginia.
The Washington area has reigned at the top of the most affluent counties for years, in large part because it has so many residents with college degrees working at professional jobs. That gives the region a disproportionately large share of two-income households in which both adults have well-paying jobs.
Here’s the Census Bureau list of the counties with the highest median incomes (including tiny Falls Church):
- Falls Church city, Va. $121,250
- Loudoun County, Va. $118,934
- Los Alamos County, N.M. $112,115
- Howard County, Md. $108,234
- Fairfax County, Va., $106,690
- Hunterdon County, N.J. $103,301
- Arlington County, Va. $99,255
- Douglas County, Colo. $98,426
- Stafford County, Va. $95,927
- Somerset County, N.J. $95,574
- Morris County, N.J. $95,236
- Montgomery County, Md. $94,365
- I started my state organization several years ago in response to this group below knowing they were Clinton neo-liberal progressive posers. Not without coincidence they are based in Montgomery County as and they have a branch in Baltimore City as is true of most non-profits posing progressive. Progressive Maryland gathers REAL progressive citizens to push what they think are progressive issues and then tell everyone connected to them to VOTE FOR THE MOST RAGING OF CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS IN ALL STATE ELECTIONS. IT IS A SCAM FOLKS.
Black voters in Baltimore are not fooled----they know all of this is corrupt and so the word progressive is tied to all of this corruption coming from Montgomery County which is indeed very elite and white-----ergo, the bad vibe for REAL progressive liberalism.
THAT BAD VIBE IS THE GOAL OF CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS TRYING TO KILL ALL THAT IS PROGRESSIVE POLICY!
PROGRESSIVE MARYLANDProgressive Maryland builds power for working families by mounting issue campaigns and organizing people to take action on issues that will improve the lives of working families. We are made up of over 23,000 members and supporters and over 30 affiliated religious, community and labor organizations making change through research, public education, and direct political action in Annapolis, Washington and communities statewide.
It is no coincidence as well that the last two Maryland Attorney General's came from Montgomery County in place as the bulk of the systemic corporate fraud is revealed and global corporations and Wall Street needing people in these public justice offices to make sure no fraud is recovered or convicted. We are talking about the massive billions and trillions of dollars and not the low-level local fraud by the players being used to move all this larger fraud.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler from Montgomery County was the I SEE NOTHING THAT IS FRAUD ALL LAST TERMS IN OFFICE AND BRIAN FROSH WILL BE THE NEXT AS THIS BOND MARKET FRAUD AND ECONOMIC CRASH HITS.
Brian Frosh went so far as to make writing and pushing a bill that makes his office the only one able to prosecute government corruption cases because the bond market fraud involves huge government corruption. These laws are illegal and unconstitutional ----but Brian Frosh from Montgomery County is in there fighting away for the global corporate fraudsters all while running as a progressive Democrat in Maryland.
5 questions with new Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Jan 13, 2015, 2:21pm EST
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Brian Frosh brought up business issues when he was installed as Maryland's attorney general last week — issues like creating an attractive business climate in Maryland and protecting the environment.
The new Democratic attorney general, a former state senator from Montgomery County who won election in November, will have plenty of interactions with the state's business community. He's the state's top legal officer, a role that has him overseeing business-centric topics such as the Maryland Antitrust Act, consumer protection and enforcement of securities regulations.
Frosh answered questions this week about his role, his ideas on business and his prospects for working with Republican Gov.-elect Larry Hogan.
What can businesses expect from you as attorney general?
One thing that I don't think people focus on necessarily when they look at the attorney general or the attorney general's office is that the office can have a favorable impact on business by being responsive or prompt.
I've heard during the campaign that people see the office as a bottleneck on many occasions. They need an answer to something. They'd like a "yes," but they often don't get any answer. I know from my clients in private practice, they want a "yes," but if they're not going to get a "yes" they want a "no" and they want it right away.
One thing I think the office can do that would have a very favorable impact on business is to be responsive and prompt. That's something that will be at the top of our list.
Do you have any other priorities?
Another thing I think is important to the business climate is making sure the rules are simple, clear and fair. We don't get to write the rules, per say, but we certainly have an impact on making them simple, clear and fair.
Enforcing the rules according to the law is important to business. If people can cut corners, some folks will cut corners. They put the law-abiding business at a competitive disadvantage if the laws are not enforced.
Is it the role of the attorney general's office to clarify rules?
Many of the rules are written in agency regulations. Assistant attorneys general get to review those, make suggestions and make changes. They don't get to set the policy, but they can have important input.
When you were installed you pledged to hold polluters accountable. How does that fit into your attitude toward business?
That area is a good example of what I was talking about a minute ago. There are lots of businesses that have permits to admit pollutants. They're regulated. You can't have more than X milliliters per gallon in your effluent or in the gasses that are admitted from your business.
If folks are cheating on that, it puts competitors at a disadvantage. It's important the law be enforced.
You're a Democrat who cares about environmental issues and Larry Hogan is a Republican who ran against what he called a "rain tax." Do you see possible clashes with the governor in the future?
The governor is and will be my client. State agencies are my clients. So we'll have a cooperative relationship. There will be differences of opinion regardless of who the governor is between the governor and the attorney general. It could be my mother and I would have differences of opinion. That's inevitable.
The overarching principal is we will have to work with each other. We will have to cooperate. I will give him the best possible legal advice, and I think we can get along.
Across the nation after 2008 crash made the massive subprime loan fraud public lawsuits started against the multiple levels of fraud. Maryland was ground zero for the MERS end of this massive fraud as MERS corporations were located in Washington suburbs of course. This is where all those tens of millions of subprime mortgage loans that were securitized and sold over and over again with each time moving those mortgages through MERS retitling of these home titles. Massive amounts of personal and Federal Housing subsidy for those low-income homeowners went to these MERS operations.
THIS IS WHY MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS RICH. THIS IS WHERE DOUG GANSLER AND BRIAN FROSH SERVED AS LAWYERS AND POLS.
Now, we all know the courts failed to protect the American people and give justice and we can get rid of judges that protected this crime by impeachment----what is important is to see how all of Democratic politics is tied with getting these people in office and they run as Clinton neo-liberal Democrats.
At the same time these Clinton neo-liberal candidates aways embrace a few progressive bones to bring environmentalists, labor and justice groups giving them only that issue as they are fleecing America of all public wealth. Almost all of these people in Maryland are white-----and many are found in the Washington beltway.
Below you see Maryland courts ruled protecting MERS while Washington State courts and many others ruled against MERS. Because no one pursued this issue----MERS is still operating and more subprime mortgage loans will crash in this coming economic crash.
MARYLAND Suss vs. JP Morgan Chase Bank US District Court Maryland "As to...MERS, courts that have considered the issue have found that the system of recordation is proper and assignments made through that system are valid".
State Supreme Court rules against MERS in mortgage foreclosure challenge
By Connie Thompson Published: Aug 20, 2012 at 7:27 PM PDT
MERS stands for Mortgage Electronic Registration System. It's a central tracking system that essentially represents the person or investor that holds the note on a loan when a mortgage is sold.
Lenders have been using MERS to initiate foreclosures, even though MERS doesn't actually hold the loans. MERS and lenders maintain that under their system MERS is a legal beneficiary of the promissory note. But in a 9-0 decision justices ruled that's not what Washington state law intended.
When Kristin Bain hired an attorney to fight illegal lending practices involving her Tukwila condo, she never dreamed the case would end up in Olympia. Bain's case is one of two similar cases argued before the state Supreme Court last Spring.
Years earlier, Bain was the victim of a predatory mortgage loan that Huelsman says violated the law and stuck Bain with unfairly high mortgage rates and mortgage payments. While settling that case, Bain got laid off, and began to miss mortgage payments.
She was sent to foreclosure by MERS. Attorney Melissa Huelsman cried foul when no one could identify the actual loan holder and. Citing state law, Huelsman filed lawsuits, and stopped the foreclosure while attempting to identify the loan holder who could rightfully address Bain's concerns about the foreclosure process.
Huelsman says the loan holder was never identified. Her lawsuit made it's way to the state Supreme Court in March, where Huelsman presented oral arguments against MERS, the lenders and their Attorney Robert Pratte.
In a unanimous decision, the 9 justices just ruled August 16th that under our state law, the beneficiary must hold the promissory note.
The bottom line- based on Washington state law, MERS is not a legal beneficiary unless it actually held the promissory note secured by the deed of trust when foreclosure was initiated- which in Bain's case, it did not.
"Obviously the court said no, MERS cannot be that entity, because it is not the note holder and it never is the note holder," explained Huelsman.
Huelsman says the implications are huge- with the potential to affect hundreds, perhaps thousands of foreclosures initiated by MERS in this state in the past 10 years.
The ruling could open the door for legal action by homeowners who've been foreclosed by "MERS," instead of an actual loan holder who's name is on the promissory note. It also has the potential to affect foreclosures currently being challenged because of MERS.
But the justices ruled that simply having MERS on your loan doesn't mean you have a case. The question is whether you suffered unfair ramifications because of MERS.
Washington state is one of several states where the legality of MERS initiated foreclosures is being challenged in court.
THIS IS THE CLINTON NEO-LIBERAL STRATEGY TO KILL REAL PROGRESSIVE LIBERALISM-----
Here is Baltimore's Johns Hopkins neo-conservative voice------Ben Carson telling us that progressive liberals are white elitists -----he's not telling people that Clinton neo-liberals are Wall Street global naked capitalists like Bush neo-cons and have controlled the Democratic Party for the few decades that all civil and labor rights and liberties have been under attack. Carson's job as a Hopkins' ambassador is to make people think progressive liberalism is bad ------not Clinton neo-liberalism. Bush neo-cons and Clinton neo-liberals are a tag team for global corporate tribunal rule. Black citizens are welcome to vote any way they want-----but REAL progressive liberals want that message honest and straight!
Ben Carson: White Liberals Are 'The Most Racist People'
The Huffington Post | By Luke Johnson and Preston Maddock
Posted: 04/02/2013 11:52 am EDT Updated: 04/02/2013 6:38 pm EDT Huffington Post
"And you're attacked in many respects because of your race. You're not supposed to think like this, and supposed to talk like this. A lot of white liberals just don't like it, do they?" said Levin, host of the syndicated radio show.
"Well, they're the most racist people there are. You know, they put you in a little category, a little box -- you have to think this way. How could you dare come off the plantation?" responded Carson.
Carson is scheduled to speak at the Hopkins' School of Medicine commencement ceremony this year. A group of students petitioned to have him replaced as speaker after he compared gay marriage to bestiality and pedophilia last week. Carson said Friday that he was prepared to withdraw.
The school told HuffPost Friday that it had heard of no change in plans and said he was chosen for his medical accomplishments, not personal views.
Carson said Monday that it was "to be determined" whether he would speak and that he was going to "wait and see."
Looking locally----Baltimore citizens are used to this-----Baltimore Board of Estimates is jammed with fraud and corruption as its awards often times than not are loaded with hundreds of millions of dollars in overpricing. What also happens is those awards go to contracting corporations often in Howard or Montgomery County and if one looked closely these are almost all global corporations posing local. So, Howard and Montgomery County gets all that Baltimore City revenue and work often bringing in crews filled with immigrant workers who are fleeced and impoverished and VOILA-----Howard and Montgomery County become the most wealthy in the nation.
This has been happening for a long time and it is how local businesses tied to Hopkins and Baltimore Development went from being small to global and believe me----this involves just a few percentage of the rich in Baltimore.
You can see they are using bidding regulations to skirt all laws meant to protect citizens wanting their business to win and citizens wanting to work at the same time it allows awards to go to global corporations all over the nation that then milk the city of revenue-----ALL FRAUD.
Now, there is not one Democrat coming from Baltimore City----these are not pols folks----they are simply working for Wall Street Baltimore Development and Johns Hopkins so we do not want people hating the Democratic Party because of these corrupt players.
WE MUST REBUILD BALTIMORE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEES AND MARYLAND DEMOCRATIC PARTY WITH REAL PROGRESSIVE LABOR AND JUSTICE LIBERALS. THIS HAPPENS BY DEMANDING THAT LOCAL PRIMARY ELECTION PROCESSES---FROM MEDIA, TO 501C3s, TO BALTIMORE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WORKS. ALL ARE CORRUPTED AND OPENLY ACTING ILLEGALLY ACCORDING TO ELECTION LAW!
Cost of city's water meter overhaul rises
Water is spilling out of the water meter cover on the sidewalk in front of Monica Amneus' and Aaron Smith's house. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun) By Luke Broadwater The Baltimore Sun contact the reporter Baltimore's water meter overhaul costs rise to $105.8 million. The cost of a massive project to overhaul all of Baltimore's more than 400,000 water meters is rising again — this time by about $4.2 million.
On Wednesday, Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to allocate the additional money to the project, approving a $3.2 million contract with Metra Industries Inc. to perform "urgent" infrastructure repairs as part of the overhaul. The additional $1 million is going to the Department of Public Works for administration, officials said. The city is seeking several more contractors to perform similar work.
The latest contract award brings the project's price tag to $105.8 million.
City officials say the additional contractors will deal with time-consuming construction situations that arise during the overhaul, thereby freeing up the main contractor, Itron Inc. of Washington state, to install other meters. City officials want Itron to finish installing the new meters by 2017.
Kurt Kocher, a spokesman for the Department of Public Works, noted that Itron's contract has not increased. "Sooner or later these repairs would have had to be done," he said of the crumbling infrastructure.
In 2013, city officials awarded an $83.5 million contract to Itron to install meters for a wireless meter system to serve the system's more than 400,000 customers in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has said the upgrade is part of an effort to end "outrageous" water bill mistakes that have infuriated residents and forced the city to issue millions in refunds.
Waiting for water: Residents count on city crews to deliver The Itron bid was about $100 million less than a competitor's, and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and Comptroller Joan Pratt said they planned to watch the project closely to make sure costs did not rise over time.
The Board of Estimates has already authorized $9.7 million more to hire contractor EMA Inc. to "ensure that the program moves forward efficiently and expeditiously," and $8.4 million to hire Belgian company Itineris to overhaul the water-billing system, which connects to the new meters.
The US has always needed more political parties. We have tried for decades to open up left-leaning politics to Socialists, Green Party, et al. One thing I try to say to my Socialist and Communist left-leaning friends-----NOW IS NOT THE TIME AS EVEN THE MAJOR LEFT PARTY----THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ----IS UNDER ATTACK.
As I showed the Clinton neo-liberals and Bush neo-cons are simple the same pols working for a global corporate tribunal party as I call it. They worked these few decades making Clinton neo-liberals look progressive and now they are ready to corrupt left-leaning politics with this far-right Libertarian neo-conservative Marxist Stalinism. Make no mistake----until we reinstate Rule of Law, Equal Protection, and stabilize our election process absolutely no political party will be allowed to be what it intends. We all know who the Economist works and as they try to make it seem a moderate party is needed-----I would suggest they are working for a global corporate tribunal party. Spector did not fit well with a Democratic Party because it is raging Clinton neo-liberal and looking just like the Bush neo-cons he was seeking to avoid.
So, please work for social Democracy to rebuild those structures and then we can return to working to expand political parties.
America needs more political parties
Apr 29th 2009, 5:07 by The Economist | NEW YORK
Mr Specter will likely feel as unwelcome with the Democrats as he did with the Republicans. Political hackery nowadays is measured by how often you disagree with your own party. Just ask Ben Nelson or Evan Bayh, who are constantly taking heat for their more moderate positions. But does anyone really believe that two parties should represent all of America's diverse political viewpoints? It's a ridiculous notion, one that leaves moderate politicians like Mr Specter in political no man's land.
Democrats may seem to have the bigger tent right now, but in order to truly enter you still have to agree with those inside. Already there are calls to mount a strong primary challenge to Mr Specter. In this way, I have almost come to respect Republicans for (unintentionally) shrinking their party. What would be unfortunate is if other defectors felt their only choice upon leaving was to become a Democrat.