Skip to comments.Menendez donor leveraged ‘Occupy’ movement to take aim at Bank of America
Posted on 02/09/2013 5:13:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
The wealthy Florida eye doctor linked with Sen. Bob Menendez through copious cash donations and a private jet launched an anti-capitalist astroturf campaign to leverage the Occupy Wall Street Movement against Bank of America.
Dr. Salomon Melgens organization, called Too Big To Care, was inspired by the passion Occupy Wall Street Movement, according to an October 2011 press release and designed to provide a platform for the stories of 99%ers to be told and their voices heard.
The organizations sparsely used Facebook account registered likes for occupy encampments in 40 different cities. But with few followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook, the Too Big To Care platform doesnt appear to have gained momentum other than a few social media mentions from Occupy Miami.
But a grassroots effort may have been less important to Melgen than pressuring his allies on the Senate Banking Committee for new regulations. His friend and political beneficiary Sen. Menendez has sat on the banking committee since he joined the Senate in 2005.
Melgen has called himself a victim of Wall Street greed. In 2005 he sued Banc of America Securities, then an investment subsidiary of Bank of America, after he lost $15 million in what he claimed was securities fraud. He alleged that his entire investment was transferred into the account of a failed trader in order to help him cover a margin call...
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I agree. If this guy is really against big money does he do all his surgeries pro bono? Or does he grab as much money as he can get away with. Let him speak with his own wallet.
The wealthy Florida eye doctor linked with Sen. Bob Menendez through copious cash donations and a private jet launched an anti-capitalist astroturf campaign to leverage the Occupy Wall Street Movement against Bank of America... called Too Big To Care... "designed to provide a platform for the stories of 99%ers to be told and their voices heard." ...doesnt appear to have gained momentum other than a few social media mentions from Occupy Miami.That's because it turns out that none of the Occutards *had* stories to tell, other than "I raped her in her tent", "I sold a ton of dope", and "I crapped on a cop car."
There are only so many hours in the day to perform eye surgery---his source of income. Yet, he seems to be always flying back and forth here and there---socializing with pols---partyimg----and so.on.
THIS JUST IN Harvard, Yale Have No Record of Dr. Salomon Melgen Attending, Despite His Claims
Contrary to his website and resume, big-name institutions including Harvard, Yale and the Univ of Missouri have claimed they have no record of professional or educational history with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, MD, who is under two separate federal investigations for Medicare fraud and a political scandal involving a Democratic senator, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon.
Dr. Melgen's biography (pdf) on his website claims he graduated from Harvard, was the chief resident of ophthalmology at the Univ of Missouri, and held a Yale internship, but all three denied any record to support his credentials, according to the report.
Dr. Melgen, an active fundraiser for the Democratic Party, is under fire after it was discovered that he and US Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), improperly reported frequent trips to the Dominican Republic, and allegedly hired underage Dominican prostitutes for sex parties. © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2012.