Ed Naile, CNHT

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Wednesday
Dec032008

Local Control

One out of three, it is a simple problem. You are a selectman and have to choose one of three finalists for a job as Hingham Ma., Town Administrator on December 4, 2008.

 

Ah, but then the past of one of the finalists comes up, sooooooo sad.

 

Too bad for former Dover City Manager, former Kingman Arizona City Manager, former Kansas City, City Manager, former head of NHMA, Paul Beecher, that some people, say like us taxpayer activists, have long memories.

 

Here is a quote from the Mayor of Kingman, Arizona about former employee Paul Beecher:

“Kingman Mayor Monica Gates accused him (Mr. Beecher) of working short days and ruling with “an iron fist.” He was fired after the council learned that he had signed a $28,000 severance agreement with the city’s economic director without consulting them.” (Thank you Patriot Ledger, Dec. 3, 2008)

Sign a SEVERANCE AGREEMENT behind the backs of the elected officials of Kingman Arizona? Why, didn’t Paul Beecher do the same thing in Dover New Hampshire when he was City Manager here?

Answer: Yes he did! A suit brought by a single taxpayer, Ed Bleiler, of Dover about that secret pay and benefits case is still in court and will be heard in January.

Mr. Beecher pulled the same, behind the backs of the elected officials contract scheme, regarding a whisker less than one million dollar street light contract in Kansas City, before he escaped from that job and landed in Dover, NH.

And now he is appealing to Hingham Ma., gunning for another no heavy lifting job in the public sector as their Town Administrator.

But as luck and Google would have it, The Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers spotted the news article about Paul Beecher in the Boston Globe. A few quick calls to our pals, Citizens for Limited Taxation in Ma., Mr. Bleiler in Dover, some elected officials representing Hingham, Kingman Arizona, a newspaper or two, and what do you know, the odds against Paul Beecher being able to sign some juicy off budget deals with fresh faces in his newly selected victim community are pretty slim.

Now for a teaching moment:

The reason public scam artists like Paul Beecher sign secret pay/benefits deals with chosen employees or contractors in the municipality or school they work in is because it BUYS, with taxpayer dollars, blind obedience from the beneficiaries. It is that simple and very effective.

This trick is what convicted Town Clerk Rosie McNamara did in the late 90’s with $2.4 million in misappropriated funds in Ashland NH. She “loaned” through a pay advance, $20,000.00 to the police chief so he could buy a home.

I caught case of it in Deering when I was a selectman here. Our selectman’s secretary slipped $1,500.00 more into the road agent’s credit union account and $350.00 more in our police chief’s account than came out of their checks.

Former SAU #34 Superintendent Leo Corriveau signed off on a $46,000.00 grant that disappeared into the NH Federation of Teachers accounts without a trace. Top officials of that gang all retired abruptly, soon after.

If you look at news reports now at Northwood’s SAU #44 you will see that the School Superintendent is in trouble for skimming grant money from the school budget to pay certain teachers a few extra bucks without school board knowledge then hid the audit.

Welcome to “Municipal Empire Building 101”.

I hope, and have good reason to believe, Hingham Ma. has dodged the “Beecher Bullet” this time. And I guarantee Mr. Beecher will be out again on Dec. 5 looking for a new municipality to scam.

For taxpayers who want accountability from their municipality, this is how it is, this is how it works. It takes constant vigilance and a combined effort with others who have done this before if you want to be successful.

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Nov302008

E-Mail Bag

Something sent to me, thought it was a hoot:

A Modern Parable

A Japanese company (Toyota) and the Big Three American companies (Ford Motor, GM & Chrysler) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. All the teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile……………………

The Americans companies, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management teams made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American teams had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing.

Feeling a deeper study was in order, the American management teams hired consulting companies and paid them all large amounts of money for second opinions.

The American Big Three were advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing.

Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, all three of the rowing team's management structure were totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 3 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager for each team but with different fancy colored boats with trick paddles.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat on each team greater incentive to work harder. It was called the 'Rowing Team Quality First Program,' with meetings, dinners and free pens for all three of the rowers. There were discussions among themselves of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and bonuses along with fancy team building junkets.

The next year the Japanese won by two miles………………………………….

Humiliated, the American Big Three’s management laid off the rowers for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year's racing team was out-sourced to India.

Sadly, The End………………………….

Here's something else to think about: Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can't make money paying American wages.

TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US. The last quarter's results:

TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 billion in losses.

Ford folks are still scratching their heads…..GM folks are scratching their heads……..Chrysler folks are scratching their heads

 

Then they all boarded their corporate jets and flew to Washington DC to ask the government idiots there for a bailout.

 

 

Thursday
Nov272008

Moonbatenomics Part Two

I like Barney Frank because he is so “frank”.

Here is the esteemed moonbat Congressman from Ma. explaining the status of the two biggest reasons the US stock market has lost over 40% of its "value".

 

“These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis. The more people exaggerate these problems... the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.”

Congressman Barney Frank

 

And this part of an articles from the New York Times

September 11, 2003

New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

By STEPHEN LABATON

"The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry.

The new agency would have the authority, which now rests with Congress, to set one of the two capital-reserve requirements for the companies. It would exercise authority over any new lines of business. And it would determine whether the two are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios.

The plan is an acknowledgment by the administration that oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- which together have issued more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt -- is broken. A report by outside investigators in July concluded that Freddie Mac manipulated its accounting to mislead investors, and critics have said Fannie Mae does not adequately hedge against rising interest rates.

''There is a general recognition that the supervisory system for housing-related government-sponsored enterprises neither has the tools, nor the stature, to deal effectively with the current size, complexity and importance of these enterprises,'' Treasury Secretary John W. Snow told the House Financial Services Committee in an appearance with Housing Secretary Mel Martinez, who also backed the plan. "

Oh my goodness, MANIPULATION  in the accounting of the affirmative action housing scam known as Fannie and Freddie by our liberal friends, who only wanted what was best for voters. I find this hard to believe. It almost sounds like one of those greedy corporations like Goldman Sachs or Enron.

What this situation needs is a good old fashioned investiagtion by Congress. Congressman Barney Frank could summon his old flame Herb Moses, former Fannie big wig, to testify before his committe as to how this all came about. I'll call Jerry Spinger to set it up.

I am certainly counting on Obama to help clean this mess up.

He is blessed with the Audacity of Vision and that is just what this situation begs for.

Thursday
Nov272008

Mumbai

Some information about the terrorist attacks in India you may not get in the press right now:

 

My wife Debbie is a flight attendant and her company has flights into Mumbai. The flights originate out of Atlanta where she is based.

 

The Atlanta flights to Mumbai started November 1, so she has a schedule and has looked at those flights as part of her job. We have in the recent past talked about places she would or would not travel to as part of her employment and were never really interested in Mumbai.

 

That being said it is interesting to me that a target of the terrorists was a hotel her company contracts with for a set of rooms, at least 15, for rotating employees.

 

I think that if the terrorists who attacked so many locations at once in India were working with anyone involved with any hotel or had a way of knowing what rooms were contracted by any American firms it would show how sophisticated an operation it was. So far the news is terrorists were asking for passports of Americans and Brits.

 

From what my wife can tell looking at news reports and a company schedule, the incoming crew who would have been on their way to their rooms from the airport and may not have been there when the bombs exploded. The outgoing crew, from what we can discern had already left.

 

As we get details of this attack it may help to factor this type of information in, especially for people who travel internationally.

 

As a side note: my wife was headed to Boston to go to work on September 11, 2001 just hours after the hijacked planes leaving there had left.

 

Small, dangerous world.

Wednesday
Nov262008

Moonbatenomics

Let us compare our NH self-made budget “crisis” with the US financial collapse we are currently supporting with an $8 billion or so taxpayer IOU life-support bailout. The debt shoveled onto American taxpayers to bail out banks that sold bundled Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgages, which anyone with a brain knew were never going to be paid back, as assets is more than can be sustained in the real world. This real world consists of another Ponzi scheme known as Social Security, which comes to a screeching halt in about 2018 when it pays out more than it takes in.

 

Our Democrat Congress of Pelosi, Reid, Rangel and Frank have a self-created crisis of epic proportions to exploit in the name of larger government. Good for them. It is what they have worked for all their political careers. All they have to do is BORROW us into submission.

 

The socialist Democrats in Congress will blame their takeover of the mortgage industry, lending industry, car industry, or any other group looking for a handout on the failure of capitalism.

 

Tax and spend and elect Democrats will have more power to wield from DC as more entities take the money. Anyone who wants a handout will support them, donate to their campaigns, write glowing news stories about them, whatever keeps the money/power machine grinding along.

 

Here in NH our tax and spend Democrat majority is doing the same thing but coming from a different angle.

 

Our NH liberals are hell bent on SPENDING NH into an irretrievable debt which only more taxes, preferably in the form of broad-based taxes sent to their power base in Concord, can get us out of. It is more of a risky endeavor in NH since the governor wants a career framing him as a frugal master of our state budget – which is laughable to say the least.

 

But facts are still facts.

 

Under the fresh new Democrat approach to the 2008-9 $10.3 billion budget, the General Fund, the part that comes out of NH taxpayers pockets, $4.8 billion, increased by 17.5%. That is the largest increase in twenty years.

 

You will hear tax and spend moonbat legislators claim the budget only went up 11%. Sure, if you add in all the federal money we spend. It’s like the dropout rate in a school being arrived at by adding ALL students, including pre-school and kindergarten, rather than just the high school alone. Pad the total - lower the final figure, like the 11% is a sensible increase in itself.

 

Speaking of padding a budget.

The new Democrat approach to NH State Budgets allows for inventing revenue which everyone knows will never appear so as to offset the 17.5% spending spree. Oh the pent up desire to do good things with other people’s money. It was just too much for our NH libs left out in the cold for so long. They dove at the chance to spend like a big bass goes for a fat worm.

 

Now the moonbat job in NH is to try, by any means possible, to get voters to believe this NH SPENDING DEFICIT is the result of a bad national economy.

 

You know, the national Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac socialist experiment in giving mortgages to people who can not pay them back may off in a big way for NH Democrats if they can make this lie stick.

 

So I ask you NH taxpayers.

 

When is the last time a moonbat told you the truth?