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Workmen's Compensation Fund Raided

The law that created the Workmen's Compensation Fund contemplated that the money in the Fund would be put there by employers and that it would be withdrawn according to very specific rules to pay their injured workers. This worked very well for many years until certain government bureaucrats started dipping into the Fund to illegally pay for other things during times of governmental deficit spending … a classic case of the proverbial "robbing Peter to pay Paul". When Paul recently announced that he had discovered a $6 million surplus, one would have thought that Peter would have been the first to be re-paid out of the surplus. Why this didn't happen is anyone's guess … perhaps because Peter wasn't the only one robbed?
George Marshall Miller
Attorney at Law

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The law that created the Workmen's Compensation Fund contemplated that the money in the Fund would be put there by employers and that it would be withdrawn according to very specific rules to pay their injured workers. This worked very well for many years until certain government bureaucrats started dipping into the Fund to illegally pay for other things during times of governmental deficit spending … a classic case of the proverbial "robbing Peter to pay Paul". When Paul recently announced that he had discovered a $6 million surplus, one would have thought that Peter would have been the first to be re-paid out of the surplus. Why this didn't happen is anyone's guess … perhaps because Peter wasn't the only one robbed?
George Marshall Miller
Attorney at Law

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.