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Moten, Gray Meet on Budget Cuts

Ronald Moten, a co-founder of Peaceaholics, is continuing his campaign to get the D.C. Council to restore earmarks for some social services and anti-crime organizations.

Moten has showed up, often accompanied by high school students, at the John A. Wilson Building for three consecutive weeks demanding to speak to council members.

Some members and staff have reported they have felt threatened by Moten, but today he and his contigent managed to get a meeting with Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D).

As four security stood guard nearby, Gray spoke to Moten and his associates for nearly an hour. But Gray didn't budge from his insistence that the city, which is trying to close a $666 million shortfall over three years, cannot afford earmarks.

This evening, Moten was spotted outside the Wilson Building, having another heated exchange with Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6).

By Anne Bartlett  |  September 30, 2009; 6:52 PM ET
Categories:  City Finances , Tim Craig  
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So Moten has learned in the past that if he gets a bunch of african-american teens together and takes them someplace and tells them to get loud and obnoxious, people usually give them what they want because they are scared of them.

Well you Council Members better MAN-UP because although Moten is not opposed to handling things the "street" way... the rest of us will handle it the politically correct way by VOTING ALL YOUR A$$ES OUT OF OFFICE IF YOU GIVE HIM ONE MORE DIME OF OUR MONEY!!!!!!

And another thing! I'm sick of hearing about/seeing him go down to the WILSON BUILDING (OUR SEAT OF GOVERNMENT)with his thugged out attire and his thugged out attitude ACCOSTING people! If you all don't grow some balls and stand up to him, BAR him from the building, PUT HIS A$$ OUT of there... then that may be grounds for getting rid of you also!

WE... THE TAX-PAYING, LAW-ABIDING, HARD-WORKING CITIZENS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARE FED UP WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION!

YOU!!!!!!!!!! THE COUNCIL... YOU are either WITH US and will help us get rid of Fenty and all his dirty cronies (ie Moten/Skinner) or you are AGAINST US and we will do to you what we are going to do to FENTY next Sept... VOTE HIM OUT!

It's time for you to pick a side. No more pu$$y footing around acting like you are scared to go against him. NOW is the time.

NOW!!!

Posted by: centsmytwo | September 30, 2009 10:04 PM | Report abuse

centsmytwo: I'm loving your spirit here and I'm with you 200%.
I would not have wasted my time talking to Moten. Screw him! If people are feeling threatened by his presence then take him out of the building!

Moten: I'll say to again. Get a resume, put on proper attire, learn employment buzz words for successful interviews, improve your grammar and look for a real job that matches your skill level. It may be entry level but you'll have room to grow depending on your attitude and willingness to work.

Posted by: candycane1 | September 30, 2009 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Moten's behavior is representative of what is worst about his welfare earmark. He is unhealthily DEPENDENT upon the city GIVING him something. He needs to grow up and do what the rest of us do, COMPETE for jobs and get them the old fashioned American way.

And he calls Yvette Alexander trash. He is about as classless as they come.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | October 1, 2009 6:04 AM | Report abuse

I swear, if ANY m ore of my money goes to this fool I'M gonna be down there acting a damn fool!!!

City Council please prove to him that bullying someone does not provide results. As a matter of fact, i'm going to email/call the Council myself and express my displeasure about this. Unbelievable.

Posted by: boo2 | October 1, 2009 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Vincent Gray's contact info - for those who need it.

Website: http://www.dccouncil.us/gray

Office: 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 504, NW Washington, DC 20004

Tel: (202) 724-8032
Fax: (202) 724-8085

Email: vgray@dccouncil.us

Posted by: boo2 | October 1, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

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