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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    To believe this would be a good idea is to be Anti-American.

    We have a little thing called "Equal Protection"

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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    To believe this would be a good idea is to be Anti-American.

    We have a little thing called "Equal Protection"
    As you may know, simply because we have certain policies does not make them the right ones.

    To believe this would be completely American as we have tried to set a moral example for the rest of the world.

    A percentage fine would, by definition, make it "equal punishment"

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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    To believe this would be a good idea is to be Anti-American.

    We have a little thing called "Equal Protection"
    Which doesn't matter to conservatives when it comes to gay marriage or abortion.. What do you know about 'equal protection' when you so blatantly ignore it in other issues..

    So have back at you babe and have a nice day!!
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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You never heard of used cars,auctions or charities?


    People do drive without insurance and many poor people can afford 40-50 bucks a month for insurance.
    How could somebody with no money buy a used car or at an auction?

    Yes people do drive without insurance and if something happens they have no money to pay. The point is that poor people, people that have no money should not be driving.

    People here have said it is unfair to poor people to have to pay a certain percentage of their "income" for a fine and a rich person should pay more.

    A poor person has no money so how could they pay the fine anyway.

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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Wow this seems like a whole new line of work for middle and lower income people, chauffeurs for those that would otherwise be targeted by rent seeking police.
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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    Which doesn't matter to conservatives when it comes to gay marriage or abortion.. What do you know about 'equal protection' when you so blatantly ignore it in other issues..

    So have back at you babe and have a nice day!!
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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Wow this seems like a whole new line of work for middle and lower income people, chauffeurs for those that would otherwise be targeted by rent seeking police.
    Rent-A-Wreck could be back in business.

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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    To believe this would be a good idea is to be Anti-American.

    We have a little thing called "Equal Protection"
    If you charged everyone the same percentage it would be equal.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    How could somebody with no money buy a used car or at an auction?
    Used cars can be bought really cheap and used cars at auctions can be bought really cheap.

    Yes people do drive without insurance and if something happens they have no money to pay. The point is that poor people, people that have no money should not be driving.
    Poor people have jobs too and public transportation is not always a option.


    People here have said it is unfair to poor people to have to pay a certain percentage of their "income" for a fine and a rich person should pay more.
    A fine is a punishment. How is a hundred dollar fine a punishment to someone who makes millions?

    A poor person has no money so how could they pay the fine anyway.
    I do not know about the jails where you live but in a lot of places you can work your fine off in jail.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should traffic fines and other fines be based on the income the offender makes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Used cars can be bought really cheap and used cars at auctions can be bought really cheap.


    Poor people have jobs too and public transportation is not always a option.




    A fine is a punishment. How is a hundred dollar fine a punishment to someone who makes millions?



    I do not know about the jails where you live but in a lot of places you can work your fine off in jail.
    Did you read the definition of poor?

    Poor is having no money.

    If somebody works, and I assume they get paid for their work, they are not poor.

    Call them something else.

    The point is that if they don't have reserves enough to cover whatever comes up, they should not be onthe road.

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