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From USA Today: Cities spike parking fines to boost revenue

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SSOWorld:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-07-21-parkingfines_N.htm

Now if this isn't further proof to the fact that law enforcement is nothing but a business, what further proof does one need? :rolleyes: :eyebrow: :pan:

rawmustard:

--- Quote from: Master son on July 22, 2009, 11:11:39 AM ---http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-07-21-parkingfines_N.htm

Now if this isn't further proof to the fact that law enforcement is nothing but a business, what further proof does one need? :rolleyes: :eyebrow: :pan:


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Sigh, more of the asinine thinking that somehow increasing fines brings in more revenue without thinking of what happens should the number of violations sharply decline. :banghead: They're probably the same people who want to think increased taxes bring in more revenue instead of actually driving off more taxpayers.

mightyace:

--- Quote from: rawmustard on July 22, 2009, 11:34:53 AM ---
--- Quote from: Master son on July 22, 2009, 11:11:39 AM ---http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-07-21-parkingfines_N.htm

Now if this isn't further proof to the fact that law enforcement is nothing but a business, what further proof does one need? :rolleyes: :eyebrow: :pan:


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Sigh, more of the asinine thinking that somehow increasing fines brings in more revenue without thinking of what happens should the number of violations sharply decline. :banghead: They're probably the same people who want to think increased taxes bring in more revenue instead of actually driving off more taxpayers.

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Exactly, rawmustard, agentsteel53 noted in another thread that in a recent trip to Europe he slowed down to a ridiculously low speed limit because he'd heard the fine was 3000 Euros.

Chris:
^^ Some countries have fines based on personal income. If you make a million a year, a 100 dollar fine is nothing, if you're on social benefits, it's a lot.

SSOWorld:

--- Quote from: Chris on July 22, 2009, 11:51:30 AM ---^^ Some countries have fines based on personal income. If you make a million a year, a 100 dollar fine is nothing, if you're on social benefits, it's a lot.

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Do they get resistance from the rich about that? :confused: :eyebrow:

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