Thursday, March 26, 2009

Haley Barbour says "got to hell" to property owners

and YES to corporate welfare. Barbour's veto of the eminent domain bill was sustained because Barbour was able to convince a few members of the MS Senate that "economic development was important." As if private citizens don't care about economic development and we must look to our great and wonderful politicians for these miracles.

This is blind arrogance by politicians who actually believe that THEY, in their royal wisdom and power are the creators of jobs. What a crock, no wonder Republicans are losing the confidence of citizens. They are no better than any of the other pandering peacocks who refuse to FIGHT to preserve our freedoms.

Barbour’s veto message, which he repeated during meetings with senators, said the legislation would have kept Nissan, Toyota and other large industries from locating in Mississippi had the law been in effect at that time.

Eminent domain is the power of government to take private property for a public purpose, even if the property owner objects, for public use.

Opponents of the legislation say government needs the power to condemn land that can be converted into valuable, job-producing property.