Also, as mentioned earlier, the points deduction system applies to all people regardless of financial class, so if you are a routine reckless driver you will still lose your license.
Again, you really don't seem to be grasping the argument here. Time is something whose value is not related to income or wealth; the value of a fixed amount of money is related to income or wealth. I know you're a smart guy so I'm not quite sure why you haven't caught on to this by now.How exactly is it related? Is the punishment for murder 10-15 for rich people but 25-30 for poor people?
Which, as I have stated repeatedly, punishes poor people more than rich people.Again, that's one way to look at how fines work. You could also look at it in terms of total amount
How?which I think is more logical
I'll give you that one.administratively simpler
Okay, but should we reallyand historically accepted.
If it bothers you that much, it could only apply to state/local fines. Though I still think it's possible to consider it a tax.As you note, we're talking about all fines, not just speeding. I can think of a dozen federal fines off the top of my head - environmental fines, SEC fines, etc.
It should also be mentioned that the reason the 16th Amendment was necessary was not because it is a "form of profiling", as people are claiming that the same idea for fines here is.
Anyways, would you feel better about it if it was based on net worth, rather than income?
Is this really relevant to the fact that rich people aren't as heavily punished for the same crime as poor people?We've had a system like this for the past 90 years and it seems to work just fine. Do all rich people drive 150mph wherever they go, killing children left and right?
I have seen this before in dog catcher behavior. They target the poodles of rich ladies in wealthy areas for leash law violations rather than snooping around the biker bars and tough neighborhoods rounding up some mope's pit bull because the rich lady isn't going to bust a cap in their head and she is gonna pay the fine to get FiFi back
No, if you're rich, you worked hard to be so, you deserve the money. Why should some people be allowed to pay less fine for the same infraction?
It depends how wealthy or poor you are is the way most people will answer. I voted yes cause I'm poor.