Thursday, March 11, 2010

County Board Helped Support Corrupt Right Wing Salvadoran Government

Hello Yupette:

Seen in the Wall Street Journal on March 8th.

Under Presidency of Tony Saca (President of El Salvador between 2004 and 2009) the right wing Arena Party allegedly diverted $250 million of World Bank economic development funds to various "interest groups".

During the same period the Democratic Arlington County Board was developing close ties to the Salvadoran Government, including a "sister cities" program and several trips to and from El Salvador by both Arlington County and Salvadoran Government elected officials.

Just to let you know where our tax dollars are being spent.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Arlington Chamber of Commerce Working to Export "Green" Jobs to China

According to press releases from the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber is working with the Chinese government to export D.C. area jobs in research, design, engineering, technology, and environment to China. An Arlington Chamber delegation is visiting China in September and the Chamber is recruiting local employers who are interested in significantly reducing their employee costs to join the delegation.