Monday, January 04, 2010

Who Says Government Cannot be Inventive

Hey, when it comes to connecting the dots on terrorism, our country might be led by a gaggle of nincompoops, but when it comes to uncovering previously hidden opportunities to scratch up a little extra revenue for government, there are geniuses at work.

From Reuters:

The attorney general for Washington D.C. has filed a lawsuit against an AT&T Inc (T.N) unit, seeking to recover consumers' unused balances on prepaid calling cards.

The suit claims that AT&T should turn over unused balances on the calling cards of consumers whose last known address was in Washington, D.C. and have not used the calling card for three years.
No word yet on whether DC politicians want to assume the responsibility of paying the bills of telephone customers who have walked away with an outstanding balance.

Found via Overlawyered and Radley Balco who envisions...
Next up, D.C. sues Burger King for stray fries that go uneaten after falling to the bottom of the drive-thru bag.

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