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  •  And the money will be paid... (7+ / 0-)

    by you and me. Meanwhile, the electric cops will get a stern talking to.

    These lawsuits against government agencies drive me crazy. I understand people were wronged, and deserve some compensation, but the people "punished" are not the same people who did the wrong action. The result is that nothing is really fixed - or it's only minimally fixed.

    Freedom isn't free. That's why we pay taxes.

    by walk2live on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 08:49:26 AM PDT

    •  That's true but (1+ / 0-)
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      until we Change the System, it is what it is.

      What can we do to change it so that a suit actually does some good?

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 09:57:43 AM PDT

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      •  I know it's difficult... (0+ / 0-)

        Right now, best case, the bad actor gets fired... big whoop. Ok, maybe jail time if a crime was committed.

        Maybe there could be some kind of salary recapture?

        Maybe they could punish a whole department if one of them screws up?... (like loss of pay for some set period? or mandatory community service?) make sure everyone keeps their coworkers honest?

        These aren't perfect solutions, but at least it's a start... it's something.

        Freedom isn't free. That's why we pay taxes.

        by walk2live on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 10:13:15 PM PDT

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