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California spends $200k to protect public record from being public

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posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:55 PM
Well ain't that just typical of government corruption...

Assembly spends nearly $200,000 to fight public-records suit

The California Assembly spent nearly $200,000 in legal fees fighting against disclosure of member-by-member budgets that allocate tens of millions in public funds, records show.

Way to go California...

posted on Feb, 14 2012 @ 11:58 PM
Government is much better than Anarchy...

At least that's what people say, I still don't believe it.

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:15 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Their state is being led by Gov. Moonbeam. What did anyone who knew Jerry Brown's past actually expect to see happen here? It's basically like California re-elected Jimmy Carter.
Moonbeam has an ugly corruption streak that 'Ol Jimmy didn't though.

Then again...Look what happened in Bell, California when the budgets and pay records became public. It could be that they have very good reasons to be scared.

Bell citizens almost riot over corruption

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:24 AM
The title of this thread, and it's opening post's content, has caused my opinion maker to begin doing mental backflips trying to internalize the level of pure blatent irony.

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 12:31 AM
reply to post by ILikeStars

Yeah using public money, to prevent the public from accessing public records...

The government is the problem.

posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 01:35 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

The current government model utilized in America was created hundreds of years ago....

And the #1 reason?


Congress, Senators and Representatives (the law makers) were a necessity and justified BECAUSE:

It took weeks, months, and in some cases years to get information from point A to point B.
This is no longer the case.

Fact: Existing laws are not required learning in schools.
Fact: No child born today is going to live long enough to learn the number of existing manditory expectations that society requires them to conform to, let alone what all those laws are word for word, or what they all mean when held in context with eachother simultaneously.

Hire new lawmakers to make new laws. Seems totally logical.

So... ya Vitchilo, I agree with you. Government is certainly part of the problem.
edit on 15-2-2012 by ILikeStars because: (no reason given)

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