Thursday, February 26, 2015

KY Hands Public Treasury to Corporate Thieves

Stay off the new roads, stay out of the new buildings, Kentuckians; they're going to be public-private partnerships from now on, just like the showers that electrocuted 12 U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Jack Brammer at the Herald:

After turning down a request to ban tolls for a new Brent Spence Bridge in Northern Kentucky, the Kentucky House overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday night to allow state government to partner with private sources on building projects.
By a vote of 84-13, the House sent to the Senate for its consideration the so-called public-private partnership measure, House Bill 443.
The measure would authorize the formation of public-private partnerships in which a private company could build, finance or operate a public facility.
Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville, claimed the bill needed more work, saying it did not address open records information about the partnerships and did not specify public input for such projects. 
Really, Jim Wayne?  Liberal Conscience of the General Assembly and that's the best you can do?  Not even a demand for more state inspectors for such projects? How about:

"How DARE so-called representatives of the people hand over the public treasury to corporate thieves to slap together shoddy shacks at double expense? For SHAME!"

Shame on you, Jim Wayne, and every supposed Democrat in the House.

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