It is not our intention to defend County Controller Stephen Barron, however, it is very much our intention to defend what is right!!!
O'Hare is on his blog making a big-to-do about Artquest, in the process he again calls Mr. Barron a whistle blower. We take offense to that remark because the controller, nor anyone else for that matter, should be subject to malicious back stabbing name calling harassment because one chooses to do what is right.
For every ones information, the whistle-blower Law was established to protect people who know that something WRONG is going on in an employment environment, and whom after advising management realize that nothing has been done about the situation...and all appearances indicate that nothing is going to be done about it.
The purpose of the law is to encourage people who want to do the right thing - to do the right thing...expose the situation to the proper authorities without fear of retaliation.
Well, in NorCo, if you have to blow-the-whistle...it will most likely involve 1) County Executive John Stoffa, and 2) Ron Angle - with the henchman O'Hare doing their dirty work, namely - intentional and malicious reputation destruction using O'Hares hate blog.
In the mean time...these three wrongdoers feel that if you blow the whistle on them your a rat that should be shot. The street gangs in Easton operate much in the same manner, threatening to brake your kneecaps if you don't keep your mouth shut.
We thought that WE are all supposed to tell the TRUTH! We teach our children to tell nothing less than the truth, but when it comes down to these three miscreants...the truth to them is some how hidden in the lies they tell.
O'Hare goes on to say "To propel themselves into office, Barron and McClure are seizing on whatever
they think can get them a few votes here and there. They've pandered over
Gracedale, playing on people's emotions. They've pandered to public sector
unions, banking on their votes. They've opposed a responsible budget proposed by
Executive John Stoffa, forcing him to deplete the reserve to unhealthy levels." These silly claims have been made time and time again because O'Hare has nothing of real substance against these two honest civil workers.
Just consider his last remark about 'Stoffa being forced" to deplete the reserve to an unhealthy level...what he conveniently fails to mention is that Stoffa depleted the reserve in order to pay off the SWAPTION at 27.275 million dollars with nothing to show for it!
Why so? Because Stoffa refused to pay off the SWAPTION when it was well under ten million, had he done so, we would be in a better financial position to give Artquest what was promised, and sustain Gracedale well beyond five years without raising taxes. But no...Stoffa had to fight the people and do it all his way...and his way failed. Learn to tell the truth Bernie...your deceptions are just not working!
If nothing else, our friend BO has outlined just how well Mr. Barron is doing his Job. He goes on to mentions many areas that upset him with the Controller, which in our opinion is a good indicator that Controller Barron is doing a great job...why else would these meaningless attacks be carried out?