Saturday, January 01, 2011

Theft, Theft and More Theft

Stalag California, in its ongoing program to separate every productive resident from every dollar he earns, has increased the cost of traffic citations by $4. The claim is that this $4 is earmarked to help pay for emergency services, seems quite modest compared to some increases.

It's still a tax increase.Tax increases are supposed to (by law) be approved by referendum, but that law is followed only if they can't justify calling it a fee. One might wonder how many of those heavily covered police chases are caused by the ultra-high traffic fines. A year or so in jail, which rapidly becomes two weeks in light of jail overcrowding, might seem far preferable to some than four- or five-figure traffic fines.

Drive carefully, as if your livelihood depends on it!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California

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