LAWYERS have waltzed us down this path, preying on the taxpayers’ deep pockets, and with the windfalls of “class action lawsuits” (i.e, Microsoft, Big Tobacco, AT&T breakup, etc., etc.), we’ve been warning-labeled to oblivion in the name of “safety”, and paying billions to those who do stupid things, or happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, etc.
Pouring billions into the pockets of Lawyers for “victims” of fate Katrina, 9/11, smoking, flooding, etc. has not eliminated accidents or natural disasters.
I’m a victim of Global Warming! where’s my check…?
“So, when the bridge finally fell and people were injured the government is clearly responsible for their injuries.”
Put the politicians in jail then…don’t give away other peoples money.
Is there no end to the fleecing?
If you hit your thumb with a hammer, is it YOUR fault, or is it the Governments fault for lack of regulation?
And then the actual lawyers show up to say, erm:
We are not talking about a lack of a government regulation here but the negligent maintenence of government owned and operated bridge. If the bridge was privately owned and operated individuals could sue the company that owned the bridge and not just the employee who was negligent in inspecting the bridge. There is a legal principle called Respondeat Superior which allows people to sue businesses, governments, etc for the negligent actions of their employees which are committed in the course of their employment. Also, civil suits are not designed to punish the negligent party but rather to compensate the injured party. So, allowing people who have suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars of damages in medical bills and the like to sue on government inspector would not be nearly adequate to compensate them.
But you can only lead a Freeper to reason … not make it think:
Just say you’re a law-yer and get it overwith.
It’s natural for you to be on the side of evil.