Wednesday, October 25, 2006

This November, voters in five states will vote on ballot initiatives which, although masquerading as "eminent domain reform" could actually be some of the worst state environmental initiatives in history.
Citizens in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, and Washington will be voting on takings initiatives which supporters claim will protect our homes and businesses from government seizure under the power of eminent domain. In fact, these propositions are nothing more than a ploy by wealthy developers to force taxpayers to pay for the right to pass and enforce land use planning laws designed to protect quality of life and the environment.

My commenter below is unconvinced...have a look

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.