Kentucky Local City Council Is Against Paying Bribes to Acquire New Car Making Plant

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The state of Kentucky is being vetted as a potential location for a $1 billion car-making plant which would bring much needed revenue into this state. Although it is desperately needed, this city council will not be paying any bribes to this company or any other company. We believe that our citizens are the most important in this state as opposed to a possible “fly by night” company. The state plans to use eminent domain to acquire the land. This council is in total disagreement with this choice of action. First, The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires Doug government to provide just compensation to the owners of private property to be taken. A variety of property rights are subject to eminent domain, such as air, water, …show more content…

For example in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, applicants for the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project Grants must provide the dollar amount for potential increase (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2014). Private benefits could include having the public affairs campaign to promote good-will and hire local workers in need of jobs. Workers would be happy to earn wages and provide the “American dream” good life for their families. Additionally given the opportunity to build the auto plant could potentially provide families more spending money which could improve economic development.
Moreover, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act makes it unlawful for certain classes of people and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Specifically, the anti-bribery provision of the FCPA prohibits the willful use of the mails or any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce to be corruptly in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of money on anything of value to any person. While knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to influence the foreign official. Through his or her official capacity inducing the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of he is or her lawful duties, or to secure any improper advantage in order to

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