Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | June 17, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says Si Leis’ patrol boat to combat terrorists on the Ohio River is a whacky waste of taxpayers’ money!

Sheriff Si Leis is going to waste $100,000 on a whacky patrol board to patrol the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Sheriff Si Leis is going to waste $100,000 on a whacky patrol boat to patrol the Ohio River near Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Hamilton County Commissioners (Ohio) voted to allow Sheriff Simon Leis to buy a sports cabin boat for $98,691 in homeland security money.  This decision is absolutely outlandish and is symbolic of the waste of money in this country! 

This area of the country is some of the most conservative in the nation and there is no valid reason to waste this money on a folly simply because the Office of Homeland Security is throwing money around like it was 1999.  There are no terrorists roaming the Ohio River.  This boat is a total waste of taxpayer money and Si Leis should be ashamed of himself.

 The 25-foot-long vessel would be used to respond to emergencies, provide security for events and patrol the river. The department is eligible for the boat because of the potential terrorist targets on the Ohio River such as power plants, water works, oil terminals and bridges.

Leis’ request for the boat made waves with commissioners, who are dealing with budget cutbacks, even though the boat would not be funded with county dollars. The $98,691 would come from federal homeland security money and Leis would pay for ongoing operations with money his department seizes from drug dealers and not with tax dollars.  Let’s all also thank Mr. John Boehner and Jean Schmidtz for this wacky idea.

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  1. Simon Leis should be ashamed of spending this much money on a river patrol boat. What is he going to do, look for porn or more PORK. This is a waste of taxpayer money if you ask me.


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