Drooling on the Pillow

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I'm From the Government. I'm Here To Give You The Mother of All Hosings 

G.D. Frogsdong of Blanton's and Ashton's posted on The Corzine Connection that New London, Connecticut is moving against the people whose property they stole for back rent. That seemed almost unbelievable, but he has a link to the Fairfield County Weekly:
Those who believe in the adage "when it rains, it
pours" might take the tale of the plaintiffs in Kelo
v. New London
as a cue to buy two of every animal
and a load of wood from Home Depot. The U.S.
Supreme Court recently found that the city's
original seizure of private property was constitutional
under the principal of eminent domain, and now New
London is claiming that the affected homeowners
were living on city land for the duration of the lawsuit
and owe back rent. It's a new definition of chutzpah:
Confiscate land and charge back rent for the years
the owners fought confiscation.

In some cases, their debt could amount to hundreds
of thousands of dollars. Moreover, the homeowners are
being offered buyouts based on the market rate as it
was in 2000.
Left and right agree. It's the Party of Government that's off the rails. I wonder if any of the seven home-owners had a mortgage and if so, if New London is going to pony up for that for payments between 2000 and 2005.
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