Dems Out To Take More Of Your Money

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by red states rule, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. red states rule
    Offline

    red states rule Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    16,011
    Thanks Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +572
    When Dems can't find a tax to raise or know the voters will not stand for one - they will find a sneaklky way to take more of your money

    When will people learn - when you elect Dems into power, you will pay, and pay, and pay, and pay for it



    Virginia isn't for drivers
    Starting today, Virginia drivers are in for one of the region's most egregious money grabs in a long time. Authorities are slated to begin imposing a jaw-dropping $1,050 "abuser fee" on drivers registered in-state who are caught speeding 20 or more mph over the limit. It was tucked into the state transportation bill and passed quietly by the General Assembly months ago, with very little notice.

    Any Washington-area driver knows that in some stretches of the Beltway, it is quite common for motorists to cruise along at 70 -75 mph in 55 mph zones. In some cases, this is what it takes to keep up with traffic. Under Virginia state law, however, this is right on the cusp of a reckless driving charge. A absurd fee is now being imposed in the name of public safety and budgetary sense.

    But $1,050 for driving 20 mph over the speed limit is predatory, tax-and-spend government at its worst. For families in the middle or at the bottom of the economic ladder, this reaches 4 percent and 5 percent of annual take-home income. Government is supposed to serve the people, not fine and tax them toward the poor house for what amounts to ordinary behavior.

    The story of how Virginia got here goes something like this: Downstate Republicans have repeatedly refused to compromise with Northern Virginia over transportation funding. This led Northern Virginia lawmakers to view fees as the only means of balancing revenue and spending. Not wanting to pass unpopular tax increases or cut rapidly growing but allegedly untouchable unrelated programs, lawmakers in Richmond quietly tucked this into a transportation bill. They now have the gall to complain that no one criticized the plan earlier. Meanwhile, some are calling this the "Lawyer Full Employment Act of 2007." Little wonder, since some of the idea's backers work for law firms, which will see more business as these fines increase the court caseloads.

    Contempt for ordinary people is the spirit of this kind of governance. It views Virginians as lemmings, economic entities to be herded, taxed and fined into submission. Voters should not stand for it, not for a second.

    http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070701/EDITORIAL/107010003/1013
     
  2. lieberalism
    Offline

    lieberalism Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    511
    Thanks Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +54
    disgusting. liberals will stop at nothing to get their hands on money that they can pump into the fag, muslim, environmental, etc sinkholes.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. actsnoblemartin
    Offline

    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    4,039
    Thanks Received:
    407
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    La Mesa, CA
    Ratings:
    +407
    Do we have to disparage homosexuals. I mean, I know they are an easy scapegoat. But they have done nothing to you. So please lay off.

     
  4. actsnoblemartin
    Offline

    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    4,039
    Thanks Received:
    407
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    La Mesa, CA
    Ratings:
    +407
    I want more then an article. You can do better then that.

    Love ya brother.

     
  5. red states rule
    Offline

    red states rule Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    16,011
    Thanks Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +572
    It seems the Dems are using the Police to raise revenue instead of fighting crime
     
  6. lieberalism
    Offline

    lieberalism Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    511
    Thanks Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings:
    +54
    which is ironic, because liberals hate cops
     
  7. red states rule
    Offline

    red states rule Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    16,011
    Thanks Received:
    571
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +572
    but they love them when they bring in the bucks
     

Share This Page