A New way of funding the left…

We have seen it with ACORN, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, GSE’s (Government Sponsored Enterprises) move taxpayer money into private hands under the guise of delivering more efficiently directed help where help is needed.  As most should realize by now, corruption and abuses run rampant whenever our tax dollars are assigned by program to needs of the public.

The organizations then see a steady stream of money, and generally pay back the politician by lobbying (done with your money) and vote getting. Quid Pro Quo.

Michigan has its own versions including the Union that is stealing with the help of government through the Michigan Home Based Child Care Council.  And now Democratic legislators are bringing up another way to funnel money out, and as always.. with “the best of intentions:” 2009 House Bill 4790 (Authorize wrongful imprisonment compensation )

Its suggested that there will be a newly formed “private” interest business that will handle the details for making sure the newly released improperly convicted citizens.  If this makes it to the governors desk, $10  says we find the money flows through a democrat constituency group related to either the Labor unions or the MEA..

Keep your eyes open.. and stay tuned.

2 comments for “A New way of funding the left…

  1. November 29, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Quick analysis from my reading (Starting from the top of the legislation) with references to the location:

    1. Sec 2(b) – Only the person who was wrongly imprisoned can file a claim. I don’t think I like this. Say the family breadwinner gets a bum rap and dies in prison (natural causes or otherwise), the family is still screwed.
    2. Sec 3 – Can only bring an action in the circuit court of Ingham County? Really? Is that how we’re gonna operate? Must be some kind of reason….
    3. Sec 4(2)(b) – Pleas or confessions don’t kill the ability to be found wrongly imprisoned and collect damages. I can see this going quite a few ways. So does another party confessing allow collecting damages? If that’s the case, what if someone confesses, and then say a partner confesses later knowing they can get let out? Probably doesn’t work that way, but just throwing it out.
    4. Sec 4(4)


      The court can drop the claim if they feel it won’t fly? Homie don’t play that.

    5. Sec 4(1) and 5(1) – Umm, aren’t these pretty much saying the same thing?
    6. Sec 5(2)(b) and 5(2)(c) – Medical and Mental health coverage after release? For things that aren’t related to being imprisoned, ef that noise. Especially a contract selected by the director of the department of community health? Yeah, if that isn’t asking for payoffs…
    7. Sec 5(2)(b) and 5(2)(e) – Don’t these two things kind of conflict regarding defense costs?
    8. Enactment section 1 – What the hell? Let’s tie this thing to a big ass bill regarding taxes? HB 4791. I really don’t have any desire to read that 23 page behemoth. At least not tonight.

    Other thoughts
    This premise of the bill in my eyes really isn’t bad. That said, I think those involved/responsible for the bad conviction should be held partially responsible and face some sort of penalties themselves.

    Also, other than the points brought out above in 5(2)(b), 5(2)(c), and 5(2)(d), I’m not seeing anything where private interests would have any concerns with awards under this act. That is unless there’s something in HB 4791.

  2. HankLyJr
    December 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Not totally sure why this thought came to me, but the whole phrase “funding the left” inspired me to post on this ridiculous cell phone tax that just got passed by the House, and is in danger of being passed by the senate, like tomorrow! The fact that no one’s really talking about it i think shows just how much this bill has been pushed down our throats by tax-happy people, intent on ruining our economy…HB 4257 if anybody’s interested.

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