Tuesday, June 20, 2006

If the state government violates the constitution what happens if you want to sue them?

posted by The Vidiot @ 7:26 PM Permalink

UPDATE: A reader who lives in Indiana sent us even more info on this debacle:
Ironically, Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, who ran as "My Man Mitch" on a platform of halting the state outsourcing of jobs that could be done by Hoosiers, has done a full 180 by not only giving our Indiana toll road to a Spanish-Australian group for the next 70 years, but by attempting to further privatize other functions that were doing just fine. Case in point - jobs now done by the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will be outsourced to one of two private companies. The first, Accenture, got an F for their poor performance in Texas. The second, ACS, formerly employed one Mitch Roob, who is now Daniels' FSSA director. Conflict? What conflict - they're all on the same page.

Lying, cronyism, outsourcing, privatization ... My Man Mitch learned well under Bush's tutelage in Washington.

Original post: In Indiana you'd better be able to pony up 1.9 BILLION dollars!
The high court affirmed a St. Joseph County court ruling in May that labeled the action a public suit and required opponents of the highway plan to post a $1.9 billion bond within 30 days to continue the case -- something organizers said will not be possible.
Unlike the government and the conglomerate from Spain, most citizens can't come up with those kinda bucks.

Here is the latest Republican version of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: the government of the people (who can afford 2 billion dollars), by the people (who can afford 2 billion dollars), for the people (who can afford 2 billion dollars), shall not perish from the earth (unless you can't afford 2 billion dollars.)


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