I hardly call being able to shell at 5 Million of tax payer money at will and without an approval process "Micro" by any stretch of the imagination. If you think 100K is "Micro" under the current environment where a department would simply buy one hundred 99K vehicles you are deluding yourself as well.
Who cares if the move was started because some politician got his little ego bruised? Purchases of that magnitude should be subject to elected representative approval.
I guess there really is no honor among thieves.
Wouldn't that just figure. Can't get the people to do anything or even care about these Liberal Democrats sacrificing Americans in Benghazi, Or their IRS illegally targeting Conservative groups or any other racist move by the Left but a shortage of TP would send them into revolt.
More bogus numbers. I just love these claims of so called revenue generation and social pay back myths. They range from massive wealth transfer lies that the Liberal Democrat and Feminist education unions float about educational payback on jobs that don't materialize to grandiose fantasies of tourism revenue so the Department of Econ-Dev can keep their jobs.
They remind me of a business that is failing but the managers make stuff up so it sounds like they did a bang up job. Like "we shipped more orders to states that start with an M today than ever before".
Even if those numbers weren't fudged and massaged I doubt 275K would even finance the maintenance for that old prison for a year, especially with all the safety concerns, salaries, etc. Not to mention government insurance and other regulations. How many millions will it take to stop the deterioration and then restore what remains? The place was abandoned for a reason it became too expensive to maintain it.
19,000 people would equal roughly 52 people a day going through that place. I have been on the tour a few times and it isn't even run daily (or wasn't) so weekly that would equal 364 people every Saturday for a year.
I call cow manure on that figure.
I took the tour there a couple of times, it was interesting to see the conditions and such but I am inclined to agree with jfester and lifer although from a strictly investment angle. Really what is the point? There is some history there but it certainly isn't a monument of heroism or anything. The costs of repairing and maintaining the place just isn't worth it.
Maybe a single smaller building with a cell or some section from each standing building housed with the gas chamber as a museum. Tear the rest down.
I agree Lifer. The city could also start saving while cutting back as well, keeping money aside for the leaner times and not splurging on a new tank for the para-military wannbe police squad.
If everyone spent through the windfalls like our government we would all be in trouble every time there was an unforeseen emergency.
Did anyone see the article about the Conservative pac that waited over a year and didn't get approved for non-profit status then changed it's name to greenhouse solutions and was approved by the IRS in two weeks?
This is flat out illegal, biased, political warfare and it's getting closer to the final step of diplomacy.
And the Obummer "pass the buck (that he stole from us) rollover and throw another sycophant under the buss" tour continues.
Voter fraud and now IRS financial tyranny to retain the majority with their immigrant mercenary voter army.
It's pretty obvious how this is all going to end.
Those Housing authority units are fourplexes, if it has a hallway, or so I have been told. So my guess is four single adult dwellings with two children each as setting fire to the building would include the entire building's occupants.
The total isn't for just that one apartment. If it was then yes HA would be all over that... Or will be now LOL.
The original law suit filed in Stoddard county was by a man who was denied a license because he wouldn't comply with the data scanning. DoR was also forwarding the copies they made to a third party data company out of Alabama. Last time I looked into it DoR had been ordered to stop making the copies and denying licenses and it had complied. Even if the law suit has been dropped or they made amends DoR still violated HB 351 (which was one of the basis for the law suit).
Since DoR has stopped taking this information they obviously have a lessened work load as well. Although I am sure if anyone is going to feel any effects of decreased staffing it's going to be the people getting their license renewed however since as I understand it that aspect of the whole thing is contracted out then I am sure the back office data entry side will have to lose some people as well.
Luektemeyer was talking about an entirely different thing when he mentioned no law had been broken and regardless I am not sure everyone agrees with that assessment. He was talking about the mass data transfer that went down between DoR and various other Federal agencies and (I believe) State Highway Patrol.
There are many inter-woven threads to this issue and you are attempting to pick and choose aspects of separate parts to act as a cover for the whole.
I will admit however I have not checked back up on the law suit to see if it has been dropped now that DoR has stopped the activity, yet even if it has been that does not mean the good Senator has to drop the issue from his position either. As a matter of fact there were plenty of citizens (Like myself) that ended up having to comply with the DoR data scanning at some expense and headaches to ourselves who believe any lawsuit should be opened up as class action.
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