You would think that New Jersey's bankers are free market capitalists, but then you remember the cronyism, the bailouts, and legislation like the New Jersey Residential Destruction Act. You remember that brilliant idea, don't you?
Yep, the capitalist banks got together with some redistributionist Democrats to come up with a doozy. See the bankers had a problem. After the nation's biggest banks had crashed the economy by selling AAA-rated shit products that were actually worthless, a huge number of hardworking Americans were screwed. First dad lost his job, then mom, unemployment ran out, and the family had to depend on the food bank to eat. Next came their home -- it was pushed into foreclosure and this hard-working family was facing homelessness.
The banks, they don't give a damn about these families, they just want the property foreclosed upon off their hands. So they cooked up a scheme with the Democrats that had the State of New Jersey buying the properties and -- NO, NOT GIVING THEM BACK TO THE FAMILIES FORCED FROM THEM -- but rather turning them over to far-left organizations like Citizen Action. In this way, Citizen Action could determine who was "deserving" of these properties. So the dirtbag Democrats made a list of who would get first dibs -- and who do you think was at the top of the list? Did you guess "ex-offenders"? If so, you'd be right.
No shit. Convicted criminals were earmarked to benefit. So this couple works their tail off. They get a house, have some kids... then the big banks destroy the economy and they lose their jobs. They get pushed out of their home and onto the street by the bank -- but it is no loss to the bank because their Democrat political pals use taxpayers' money to buy the foreclosed property to redistribute it to their criminal friends. Oh, and the hardworking family ends up living in their car and eating out of trash cans. Maybe their daughter ends up a victim of human trafficking "industry" -- that's a whole other group of corporate scum the Democrats shill for.
Now Congressman Josh Gottheimer has used the promise of the incoming Democrat Governor to tap into bankers' greed once again. Today, in Bergen County, the Democrat met with members of the banking industry to talk politics and opportunity. It was a closed door meeting. You have to wonder what sort of mischief they'll get up to this time. After all, in corporate life Josh Gottheimer did public relations work for folks on the receiving end of those taxpayer-funded bailouts. These scumbags were Josh Gottheimer's clients. They're his people.
Meanwhile, back in the Mad, Mad World of Stumbling John McCann...
Candidate John McCann is heading into court for a hearing on Thursday, December 14th. In what continues to be one of the strangest candidacies we've ever come across, McCann appears to have pissed the bed once again. We'll let the Empire State News take over from here:
McCann has flouted publicly, on numerous occasions, that he has served as the attorney for the Bergen County Sheriff, Democrat Michael Saudino. This specific lawyer position has led to additional legal problems for the ineligible barrister.
Legislative District 39 Republican Executive Director Joseph Hakim filed a criminal complaint against McCann on November 16, asserting that McCann committed the third degree crime of threats and other improper influence in political matters, as well as the petty disorderly persons offense of harassment. The complaint specifically states:
“John McCann, a candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District, did threaten unlawful harm against Joseph Hakim with defendant John McCann doing such in his capacity as a lawyer for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and knowing that he had no legal authority to conduct such investigation, with the purpose to influence Joseph Hakim in an opinion, recommendation, and vote as both a party official, in Joseph Hakim’s capacity as Executive Director of the Republican Party’s 39th legislative district, and as voter, with regard to the 2018 New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District election, wherein defendant, stated to Mr. Hakim, ‘Joseph, I know all things about you. I know what you are about. Parts of my job allow me telling you that I had access to information on any one and I looked you up. That was the benefits of my job,’ making such threat to Joseph Hakim because he does not support defendant John McCann in his candidacy for Congress, in violation of NJSA 2C:27-3A(1).”
Montvale Mayor Mike Ghassali provided a written statement to the police department in Woodcliff Lake, the locale where he said the incident between Hakim and McCann occurred. Ghassali’s statement provides:
“On Saturday Sept. 23, 2017, I witnessed the following at the Wel Tice Community Center at about 9a.m. John McCann told Joseph Hakim that he knows everything about him as his job was the attorney for Bergen County Sheriff. And that he can have access to information to investigate him. Hakim asked if he was being threatened and both got loud. Because Hakim is not supporting him for his run for Congress.”
Obviously, this is not a he-said she-said case, with the incident being witnessed by Mayor Ghassali. The criminal statute, 2C:27-3, provides that a person commits a third degree crime if he:
“Threatens unlawful harm to any person with purpose to influence a decision, opinion, recommendation, vote or exercise of discretion of a public servant, party official or voter…in any public election.”
Per the complaint and witness statement, McCann, in his capacity as attorney for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department, “threatened unlawful harm” (in conducting an investigation into Hakim with no legal authority) with the purpose to influence his opinion, recommendation and vote as a party official (Legislative District 39 Republican Executive Director) and voter in a public election (the Congress election in the 5th District). As the complaint stated, McCann issued the threat because Hakim “does not support defendant John McCann in his candidacy for Congress”
McCann denies any criminal conduct. A probable cause hearing for the case is scheduled on December 14 at a municipal court located at the Bergen County Justice Center in Hackensack. Hakim is represented by well-known Bergen County lawyer, Douglas Anton. It is unknown whether McCann has representation, but he can legally represent himself despite his current ineligibility to practice law in New Jersey (defendants are always permitted to represent themselves pro se).
So the madness continues. Stay tuned...