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Monday, May 11, 2009

Trying to Fight Unfunded Mandates? Go Directly to Jail.

Township Supervisors in Cromwell Township (Huntington County) are fighting a mandate from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to install a public sewer system.  The supervisors claim such a system will cost their constituents too much (at least $70 per month), and most residents have no need for it.

As a reward for fighting to save taxpayers money, all three supervisors will be sent to jail, for a minimum three month sentence.

Click here for the story and video.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank God we live in a free country!
Or at least we are still allowed to pretend like we do.

So are unfunded mandates an unconstitutional taking? If a bureau critter screws up royally and ruins many lives - how responsible are they personally?