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Friday, May 17, 2013

Six of one, half a dozen of the other - Jackson County Legislative Delegation - Democrats and Republicans are like Criminal Gangs

Approximately seven years ago I had questioned the Jackson County Legislative Delegation's expenditure actions as to their spending of public funds. (photo by G. Morgan)

The delegation over the years has passed numerous local laws for the sole purpose of distributing public funds of Jackson County. Specifically the TVA-In-Lieu-Of-Tax funds. I filed a complaint with the local District Attorney and the Alabama State Auditors. The state sent forth a letter attempting to justify the delegations money laundering operations as an enterprise of a political caucus and as a political caucus the state could not be involved in an investigation. Further evidence indicated funds were being distributed through non-existing schools in the area. No one seemed to care about this dubious, shyster like operation. Today the shysters continue their charade. Giving credence to, "there is no difference between the Democrats or Republicans." Republicans and Democrats act as organized crime syndicates act, consistently attempting to "kill off" the competition. It is disgusting and it is time for the people to say, "enough is enough."

"Political Parties And Governments As Organized Criminal Gangs: In the USA the conservatives, that is, the Republican Party want to tax the poor and give the money to the rich; the liberals, that is, the Democratic Party want to tax the rich and use the money to serve the interests of the poor and middle class. The semblance of the two, criminal gangs and political parties, does not end there. In personality type those who tend to join criminal gangs tend to have anti social personality disorder and or narcissistic personality disorder. Those who tend to lead political parities tend to have anti social personalities and or narcissistic personalities. In America, political parties are mostly led by lawyers. Guess what, lawyers generally tend to have anti social personalities! The typical attorney is a sociopath; the average lawyer has no conscience, does not feel guilt or remorse for his wrong actions. Lawyers simply manipulate the law to get what they want for their clients and for themselves." http://chatafrik.com/articles/law-and-justice/item/1135-political-parties-and-governments-as-organized-criminal-gangs.html

The current administration of the Jackson County TVA-in-lieu-of-tax-funds are just as messed up as any time in the past. The delegation in their efforts cannot seem to fathom that the TVA-in-lieu-of-tax funds should be distributed by the Jackson County Commission and the various municipal governments of Jackson County. In gaining the control of the annual multiple million dollars fund the delegation has acted as if they are a money laundering criminal enterprise to hide the fact that they have diverted funds belonging to the people of Jackson County and the several municipalities of the county.

During the Democrat politicians term at the helm of the delegation there was a considerable amount of press describing how the funds were spent. Under the current Republican regime there is an air of secrecy, very little press and a continuous stream of confusion and political wrangling to preserve the delegations distribution of the funds.

The delegations actions are rooted in historical Alabama Power politics of deceit and control to maintain power. In this case money equals power. The power to say, "see what a wonderful politician I am, I have gave you millions." Money laundering, power plays and secrecy cloud the distribution of TVA-in-lieu-of-tax-funds. http://arklite.blogspot.com/search/label/Jackson%20County%20Legislative%20Delegation

The delegation's process in the distribution of the TVA-in-lieu-of-tax is indicative of  money laundering in the unbridled promotion of state politicians egos.  Fund distribution is accomplished in secret without any disclosure of a deliberative process. Worse the delegation has wrangled the county commission chair into their devious deed. 

In 2006 after being questioned on the legality of their actions in violation of the Open Meetings Act the local legislators formed a non-profit entity in the excuse to launder and hide the distribution of our public money. Today this non-profit entity is still in existence and these representatives of the people continue their devious ways of what seems to be a secret, criminal enterprise under the color of law. Attempting to justify the distribution of county and municipal public funds as a non-profit entity.
The Jackson County Legislative Delegation continues their charade by wasting tens of thousands upon tens of thousands of dollars in the expansion of their realm of deceit and misutilization of our public funds. All beyond the purview of an open government process. http://www.theclarion.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4780:legislative-delegation-purchase-building&catid=42:clarion-rotation-stories&Itemid=142
Not one word that the entire process was conducted in secret as the delegation acts as if it is a non-profit entity - no one challenges the crooks. The current crooks find it very easy to bash a former politician,  just like a criminal gang. Where were they at when evidence of money laundering was brought forward? Could it be both political gangs have participated in the gains?

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