Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yes, Sometimes the System Works

The State Senator from my district is on the Appropriations Committee, that is, they write the state budget. She was approached about a proposed spaceport to be located East of Denver. The deal will cost the taxpayers zilch. One problem, state liability laws. Change the law so those riding on the craft assume their own personal liability. Her response, to paraphrase, “If they want to get in a rocket, ok, then they should assume their personal liability”.

She, and her counterpart in the House,  got the law changed, and today the governor signed it into law at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

Heard the trial lawyers weren’t fans.

Will it bring jobs to Colorado? Who knows. The project is at least five years out.

For all we complain about politicians, we should also recognize them for good work.


Ami said...

Jesus God... a spaceport? Did I wake up in Heinlein's world this morning?

And I am willing to bet that somehow, someway there will end up being some tax dollars involved. Especially if it involves screwing the unwilling sans lube.

Anonymous said...

She is such a good level headed dedicated public servant. She remembers who elected her & works for their best interests sometimes ahead of her own. Proud to know & support her.


Well Seasoned Fool said...

@ Ami Probably.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

@ Sisty She has my vote.