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Hidden taxes and inflation from obamas fiscal disaster

https://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/19/balancing-budgets-drivers-backs/

Talk about inflation and taxation. Prices for all kinds of fines/violations/licenses/fees are skyrocketing as governments are scrambling to raise new revenue to pay for all the programs in place.

This is a prime example of government only looking out for itself in the interest of self preservation, and not looking out for you. Oh yeah, “it’s for your safety!” Open wide, you are about to swallow another load of Obama’s economy.

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alifornia’s State Senate President Darrell Steinberg admitted lawmakers raised traffic fines to raise revenue – not for traffic safety or to change driver behavior. It’s “one of the patches that we’ve relied on to avoid deeper cuts” to state programs, he said.

But closing a $28 billion dollar deficit isn’t easy. Consider these Golden State fines:

* Driving one to 15 miles over speed limit is $215. Compare that to $50 in Idaho and Washington State.

* Run a stop sign: $236

* No seat belt: $148. In Louisiana, the same infraction is $25.

* Broken headlight: $100

* Park in a disabled spot: $1,043. A second offense is $2,000.

* Pass a school bus with flashing red lights in San Francisco: $754

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/19/balancing-budgets-drivers-backs/#ixzz1K5EU6tFK

Government officials are even putting out quotas in memos to law enforcement:

But it’s not just California. In a memo obtained by the Boston Herald, local police chief Ken Coye instructs his officers in the suburb of Malden to write at least one traffic or parking ticket per shift.

“We need to increase enforcement in areas that create revenue,” says the Coye memo. “Write ‘ONE TAG A DAY.’”

The noose is tightening all over in many ways. All caused from trickle down poverty from corrupt big government DC. This cancer metastisizes and grows everywhere. Yet there are roughly 50% of duped American’s saying “Thank you sir, may I have another!” at the ballot box.

We get the government we deserve. I hope America has learned an expensive lesson already and wise up for future elections and take an active role in taking our country back.

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    • This was in 2007 and I assume still valid as I have not heard/seen red light cams in MN.

      “Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Red Light Cameras
      The Minnesota Supreme Court delivers a unanimous decision striking down the legality of red light cameras.

      Minnesota Supreme CourtThe Minnesota Supreme Court today delivered the highest-level court rebuke to photo enforcement to date with a unanimous decision against the Minneapolis red light camera program. The high court upheld last September’s Court of Appeals decision that found the city’s program had violated state law (read opinion).

      The supreme court found that Minneapolis had disregarded a state law imposing uniformity of traffic laws across the state. The city’s photo ticket program offered the accused fewer due process protections than available to motorists prosecuted for the same offense in the conventional way after having been pulled over by a policeman. The court argued that Minneapolis had, in effect, created a new type of crime: “owner liability for red-light violations where the owner neither required nor knowingly permitted the violation.”

      https://www.thenewspaper.com/news/16/1688.asp

  1. People are voting with their feet to leave California and Massachusetts, and the powers that be are going to take more money from them on their way out. They will also squeeze you for more money if you are back just to visit.

    • This was in 2007 and I assume still valid as I have not heard/seen red light cams in MN.

      “Minnesota Supreme Court Strikes Down Red Light Cameras
      The Minnesota Supreme Court delivers a unanimous decision striking down the legality of red light cameras.

      Minnesota Supreme CourtThe Minnesota Supreme Court today delivered the highest-level court rebuke to photo enforcement to date with a unanimous decision against the Minneapolis red light camera program. The high court upheld last September’s Court of Appeals decision that found the city’s program had violated state law (read opinion).

      The supreme court found that Minneapolis had disregarded a state law imposing uniformity of traffic laws across the state. The city’s photo ticket program offered the accused fewer due process protections than available to motorists prosecuted for the same offense in the conventional way after having been pulled over by a policeman. The court argued that Minneapolis had, in effect, created a new type of crime: “owner liability for red-light violations where the owner neither required nor knowingly permitted the violation.”

      https://www.thenewspaper.com/news/16/1688.asp

  1. People are voting with their feet to leave California and Massachusetts, and the powers that be are going to take more money from them on their way out. They will also squeeze you for more money if you are back just to visit.

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