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Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Cartel’s Unemployment Lie

In their Update ad for March 10, 2010, Business Queen Anne’s (the Developer Cartel) charged that the “no growth agenda has killed the QAC economy” and announced, “QAC: Unemployment is 7% -- one of the highest on the eastern shore.”

The Developer Candidates have relentlessly stated that we have one of the highest unemployment rates on the Eastern Shore!  They blame “conservationists” and “no-growthers” which are their terms for anyone who doesn’t agree with their goal of turning Queen Anne’s County into Glen Burnie.  The Developer Seven say if we oppose them, we will “kill” the economy of Queen Anne’s County! 



The fact is that while the Cartel was putting out this propaganda, the Queen Anne’s County unemployment rate was the lowest on the Eastern Shore just as it had been in 2009.  That’s right! We have the lowest unemployment rate of all nine Eastern Shore counties.  Oh, and guess what? In 2008 we had the lowest unemployment rate on the Eastern Shore.  Oops, and in 2007 it was the lowest, and in… (You get the idea.) Click here to check out the truth at http://www.dllr.state.md.us/lmi/laus/.

Let me add, that as of July of this year, the most recent month for which figures are available, that our county’s unemployment rate is still the lowest on the Eastern Shore.

The Cartel must have thought that telling a lie so far from the truth would never be challenged.  But the truth will win out, and it has, and with it, this lesson:  Don’t go to the Developer Cartel for the truth.  When you see the slick ads and mailers from groups like Business Queen Anne’s and Friends of Queen Anne’s County PAC, remember one thing.  Their profits, at the expense of the county’s citizens, are all they care about.  Truth is a casualty of their greed.

Stay tuned. More of the Cartel lies will be exposed.

8 comments:

  1. Numbers and math being absolutes are probably something BQA should stay away from.

    They screwed up in another issue of The Update as well when they were "educating" us (being the dumb hicks that they think we are) on the differences in the budgets of the past few years.

    As a form of media, isn't The Update held to some standard of reporting/printing the truth or is it just a case of Money Can Buy You Anything? It seems to me that The Update is either being used or being bought by the Cartel.

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  2. Are the developer candidates aware that the rest of the country is suffering from this horrific worldwide recession? So somehow the average folks here in Queen Anne's County opposing their unfettered development goals caused it? What a bunch of jackasses!

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  3. Is there even the slightest chance that they feel bad about their lies? I've heard both Mr. Waterman and his son Barry introduce themselves as good Christian businessmen. Do they suppose if they say it often enough people will believe them? Please people, don't believe that all Christians are like them!

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  4. Good Christians? I thought Christ threw the money-changers out of the temple?

    These folks worship at the altar of the dollar.

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  5. The Update should just change its name to the Developer Update. It appears that its has been hijacked by the Watermans and others. The citizens need to wake up and see through this charade. The continuous misinformation being spewed in the Update by BQA is for one reason only. To help line the pockets of developers.

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  6. The reason the unemployment rate in QAC is the lowest on the eastern shore is because most people are leaving the county to look for work elsewhere since there is no work in the county (thanks to the people who put out garbage like "pave our county" and other no-growthers) What the hell are you assholes who run this crap afraid of any way? The way I see it, you idiots must have plenty of money and think the county belongs only to you, hence the reason you put out slanderous lies about Mr. Mansfield and other decent law abiding citizens in this county. Do your selfs all a favor and get the hell out of QAC, your just to afraid to live here!!!!!

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  7. Please loosen your belt and get some blood to your brain. Slanderous lies? Look at the documents. Truth hurts, doesn't it?

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  8. To the person who referred to the no -growthers as Assholes,,the reason most people leave the county for work is because THEY WANT IT THAT WAY!! I, like many other Kent Islanders, watched my father drive from KI to Baltimore for thirty some years to work his tail off in a factory. He NEVER complained about the commute because it was worth the sacrifice to live in GOD'S country. "Keep the factory over there" he used to say. Have you seen KI lately???? Is it still GOD"s country or is it Watermans and associates country? KI is destroyed forever in the eyes of us who knew it 30 years ago and longer. Thank you for that MR Waterman, Business QA. Leave the rest of the county out of your supposed plan for prosperity.

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