Wednesday, November 29, 2006

OK, Here's the Plan

Joe (Backroom) Republican is talking with his cronies . . .

First we float an idea of building a 200 million dollar jail (which if built would cost 300 million). When people are shocked by that, we bring back the privatization issue. We can sell it by telling people it will be much better and we can actually make money, which can be used to retire the debt(I know we aren't going to retire the 2 billion dollar debt with 10 million, but work with me). Of course, we keep Aramark/Servicemaster in the loop on food purchases, but we also bring CCA into the picture. You know several of the local guys have lots of stock in them.

(Fellow crook, er crony)
Well, how do we pull this off? There are more democrats on the county commission than republicans and they have been against privatization. Maybe if we get a republican commissioner to offer them something, like say a Juvenile court judgeship, they will work a trade-off?

Hmmm, sounds like gravy to me. . . .

4 comments:

Mick said...

The problem with this theory is that the Democrats had enough votes without a Republican crossover.

John Harvey said...

The problem with this theory is that the Democrats had enough votes without a Republican crossover.

Not if you're trying to look bi-partisan.

Anonymous said...

John,
Seriously...do you think they give a Rats Ass about being Bi-Partisan? They have the Majority and they are loving to be able to Flex their Liberal Muscels. They have Memphis in their pocket, now they want all of Shelby County..and it won't be long till they have it.
_The Mid-South Patriot

John Harvey said...

They have Memphis in their pocket, now they want all of Shelby County..and it won't be long till they have it.

Well, it's just my opinion. But, I think they are politicians and the brute force method is not one they usually choose, not even democrats. I think you'll see more of this "teambuilding" in the future. We have some alleged republican leaders in this county who I can't distinguish from the democrats. They want to raise our taxes and spend even more than we have at every turn. They have no original ideas to solve anything. They are only interested in things that promote them and the are ruthless in their retribution against anyone who might dare speak up against them.

I speak from experience, but even so, I speak!