Play it Safe, Yes on
by Knight Allen, Director of Legislation
Originally published on
April 10, 2014 - reprinted with permission
Our good friend, NSC Member and County Assessor Michele Shafe gave me a heads up
about a meeting that was held 2/13/14 by something called the "Local Government
Fiscal Working Group."
This group exists for one purpose and one purpose only and that is to cripple or
kill the property tax caps. It is a completely under-the-radar local government
operation not subject to the Open Meeting Law. No "Notice of Meeting & Agenda,"
no public comments and as near as I can tell, no media presence.
Michele and her staff were not invited which tells us all we need to know. The
"Group" is fully aware Michele supports the caps and they don't want her around
reporting to the people the strategies being planned for the 2015 legislative session.
Michele is up for re-election this year and it is up to each of us
as individuals to talk her up to everyone we know. Do your part.. We don't want
anymore Bobby "G"/Bonaventura fiascos.
Is it just me or have you also noticed we seem to be in an odd period of time
when it comes to the medical vs the legal profession? It used to be a drug or
medical device would hit the market, go along for several years and then you'd
start hearing about lawsuits.
A case in point was the metal on metal hip implants. They were a multi billion
dollar business for years and seemed to do the job just fine until all of a sudden
all kinds of problems cropped up and now the TV airwaves are filled with ads about
class action lawsuits and huge pools of money waiting to be claimed with, of course,
nice percentages to be raked off by the law firms doing the advertising.
When I fell and broke my hip I only wanted to know two things:
1. Could the break be repaired and 2. if not would the replacement unit not be metal on metal.
As it turned out I got by with a repair. I hope any of you who have had a replacement have had
no problems and that the devices continue to do the job for you, "To Infinity and Beyond!" (Toy Story)
The new wrinkle seems to be the lawsuits are coming at the same time the products are being sold.
The one I admit I'm getting a kick out of is the testosterone therapy. Every day on the radio,
both talk and sports, there's a steady drumbeat of ads for "Low T" cures and every evening on TV
are the law firms' "Low T" ads: "Have you suffered a heart attack? Stroke? Died? Call now!" Died??
I know everything is on fast forward these days but some of this stuff is getting "Twilight Zoney."
Have a Happy Easter
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