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~.It POST-GAZETTE, MAY 7, 2010 Page 3 ;, ! Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, HA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail." Webslte: www.BostonPostGazette .corn Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phy///s F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 114- No. 19 Friday, May 7, 2010 GUEST EDITORIAL DEMOCRATS TO SOAK MIDDLE-CLASS WITH TAXES by Edward P. Shallow In a recent memo, The Heritage Foundation reported that Congress wants to pay for their massive new spending with a value-added tax (VAT) on the price of goods at each stage of production. This tax is a bad idea for the United States. A significant number of lawmakers and even White House officials seem to agree. Last week, Senator John McCain led a brigade of 85 Senators in a vote denouncing a VAT in America. McCain's non-binding sense of the Senate resolution accurately stated that a VAT would "cripple families on fixed income and only further push back America's economic recovery." It should also be noted, according to a recent analy- sis from Americans for Tax Reform, over a decade, ObamaCare will add an estimated $52.3 billion in new taxes. These taxes will be levied against employers, the sick, low-income and moderate-income workers, and just about everyone else, regardless of income. Due to the oppressive taxes to be levied, the busi- ness world are afraid to expand knowing full well the projected energy taxes and the value added taxes are an obstacle to job creation that impedes their industries When that crisis becomes a reality they will close the factories and outsource production overseas. In a recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal, Paul Volker, economic adviser to the White House, acknowledged that taxes on the rich could not begin to finance the levels of new spending that the current government has unleashed. Even the expiration of the Bush tax rates next January and the new taxes in the health-care bill will not be enough. With spending as a share of GDP now at 25%, Democrats have to soak the middle-class because that is where the money is. Look for media Democrats to begin explaining why a VAT is essential to U.S. wellbeing, even as they fail to recall Mr. Obama's 2008 pledge not to raise taxes on the middle-class. However, try selling a VAT to middle-class Ameri- cans whose incomes fell last year by 3%. A Rasmussen Poll in late March found that Americans oppose a VAT by 60o/0 to 22% As Ricky Ricardo would say, "Mr. President, you got some splaining to do to us Middle Americans!" 5r. obn Marie Cassese, OSM APRIL 6, 2010 Born Angelo Michael Cassese in Boston's North End on September 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Michele and Domenica (Capuano) Cassese. Fr. John Marie was received into the novitiate on August 14, 1943. He made his first profession on August 15, 1944 and was admitted to solemn vows on December 30, 1947 and was ordained a priest on June 25, 1950. Fr. John Marie celebrated his first mass at St. Leonard's Church in the North End. After his ordination, Fr.John Marie was sent to the Catholic University of America Washington D.C., where he earned a Masters Degree in History in 1952; then, for one year he taught at Christopher Columbus High School in Boston. In 1953 Fr. John Marie was asked to assist at the Provincial Curia in NewYork on a temporary basis which lasted until 1979. During this period Fr. John Marie served as the personal Secretary to the Minister Provincial as well as fulfilling the duties as treasurer, archivist and secretary of the province. In 1967, Fr.John Marie was elected vicar of the province and then Minister Provincial, serving in that capacity from 1973-1979. In addition, Fr. John Marie received obedience's from the Minister General to serve asVisitator General of The Academy of American Franciscan History and two U.S. Custodies. In 1980 he was assigned to the General Curia in Rome, serving as editor of Fraternitas. In 1982 he was elected Super- ior and Director of the Acad- emy of American Franciscan History, Washington, D.C. In 1986 he returned to New York and served as Parochial Vicar of Most Precious Blood Church until 1995. From 1995-2005 Fr. John Marie served as archivist of the province and editor of the Provincial Chronicle. Fr. John Marie's body was received at the Shrine Church of Saint Anthony of Padua on Sullivan and Houston Streets on April 8 where he lay in state until Friday April 9 when a Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated. On April 14, 2010 Fr.John Marie was laid to rest at Saint Francis Cemetery, Andover, Massachusetts. Fr. John Marie leaves his sisters Antonetta Ruocco of Quincy, Josephine Esposito of Melrose and sister-in-law Gloria Cassese of New York. Fr. John Marie also leaves many family members among them his nieces Jacqueline Perez and Patricia LaRosa of the North End. Kiwanis Club of East Boston Recognizes Special Day of Service with BELLE ISLE MARSH CLEAN-UP On Saturday, April 10, 2010 The Kiwanis Club of East Boston, together with members of the Kiwanis Club of Revere, the East Bos- ton High School Key Club, the ROTC and other community groups from Winthrop and Revere, celebrated Kiwanis International's newest service initiative, Kiwanis One Day, joining 600,000 other Kiwanians in a day dedicated to community service. The East Boston Kiwanis Club along with other volunteer participants performed a five hour clean-up of the Belle Isle Marsh Res- ervation, an urban natural resource pro- tected by the Department of Conservation and Recreation as well as the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh organization. Kiwanis One Day is a global volunteer action day celebrated around the world by the entire Kiwanis International family. Over 40 volunteers for this East Boston project joined nearly 600,000 volunteers internationally in devoting Saturday, April 10th, 2010 to hands- on service projects around the community, contributing to nearly one million service hours in just one day! The combined efforts of the Revere and East Boston Kiwanis Clubs to clean the Belle Isle Marsh area was a huge success. This annual event in April is always well attended and provides a great service to the respective surrounding communities. Debris and weeds overshadow the beauty of this natural resource and with the help of these community minded citizens the marsh land gets a Spring cleaning. ! LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. * Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 President of the East ]Boston Savings Bank Deb Jackson was on hand Saturday morn- ing at Belle Isle Marsh, Deb was joined by fellow Kiwanians, Marisa DiPietro, Bill Barney, Carol Simpson, Clark Moulaison, Buddy Mangini and Revere Kiwanis President Donna Wood Pruitt. The Panzini family, Joe, Pare and Matt are always helping out. Also shown is Past District Deputy Buddy Mangini, President of the East Boston Kiwanis Marisa DiPietro and Judge Joe Ferrino (retired). The members of the Revere and East Boston Kiwanis Clubs joined forces for the annual Spring cleaning of Belle Isle Marsh. This annual event has a huge impact on the environment of this natural resource.