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Excessive Fees/Penalties Are Not Fine

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Now I normally don’t feel pity for someone that drives like a crazy person and gets a ticket, but this is going a bit too far. (I have to lol about the fine for missing a court date. Hey, if you want to fight the law then you best show up for your day in court. And you’re going to fight the powers-that-be over driving without a seatbelt? How do you defend yourself in that instance?)

Shomari Jennings was willing to pay the $70 ticket he received for driving without a seatbelt, but not the slew of tacked-on fees and penalties that ballooned the cost more than tenfold.

Every $10 of his base fine triggered a $26 “penalty assessment” for courthouse construction, a DNA identification program, emergency medical services and other programs. Other fees ranged from $1 to $35.

“It’s the new tax,” Jennings, 30, complained while waiting in traffic court to contest a staggering bill compounded by a $500 fine for missing a court date.

And motorists can only expect more of the same as cash-strapped cities and states consider measures ranging from expansion of red-light camera systems to charging drivers for cleanup after accidents.

In Iowa, lawmakers grappling with shortfalls in the state’s public safety budget are exploring ways to increase fines for traffic violations. There’s a proposal in Maryland to add a $7.50 charge to traffic fines to help pay for law enforcement and fire protection equipment.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 21, 2010 at 10:23 pm

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A New Moon Rising

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So the better half went out and got the second Twilight movie this afternoon.

And guess who saw it just now?

Yep. Lucky me.

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March 21, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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Who’s Going To Remove This Cancer?

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To all those supports of Hussein Health Care…

Triumph in their grasp, President Hussein/the Muslim Wookie Fucker and House Democrats demonstrated command of the votes needed to pass landmark health care legislation Sunday night, a climactic chapter in a century-long quest for near universal coverage.

The House argued its way through a thicket of Republican objections toward a late-evening vote on the bill to extend coverage to 32 million Americans who lack it, ban insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade.

“Today is the day that is going to rank with the day we passed the civil rights bill in 1964,” said Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, a member of Congress since 1955. “Today we’re doing something that ranks with what we did with Social Security or Medicare. This is a day of which we can all be proud if we vote for that legislation.”

Republicans said it was nothing of the sort, warning of a government takeover of the health care system, financed by a trillion dollars in higher taxes and Medicare cuts combined.

“There is dirty deal after dirty deal after dirty deal in the bill this House will vote on,” said Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan. “It is a disgrace.”

The measure cleared a critical early test vote, 224-206, a few hours after Osama and Democratic leaders struck a compromise with anti-abortion lawmakers whose votes had left the outcome in doubt. The president issued an executive order pledging that no federal funds would be used for elective abortion.

…whenever you discover that tumor in your body, I sincerely hope your experience in your local Hussein Hospital is everything a government-run institution can provide.

As someone that went to Journalism School, this part of the article was interesting to note.

The House argued its way through a thicket of Republican objections toward a late-evening vote on the bill to extend coverage to 32 million Americans who lack it, ban insurers from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions and cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade.

“Cut deficits blahblabhblah.” Really? The article should have stated that the bill claims to do everything it’s supposed to do. Shit, someone could be fingered by 10 witnesses to a crime and and the article still has to say the perp “allegedly” committed the crime until convicted.

Come back to me in 10 years and let’s see how much of a cut it makes in the deficit. Of course by then it won’t matter much because this shit-burger will be firmly in place.

And I normally don’t pay much attention to the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher and the bullshit shooting from out of his mouth, but this line made me LOL…

Because somewhere deep in your heart you said to yourself, I believe in an America in which we don’t just look out for ourselves, that we don’t just tell people you’re on your own, that we are proud of our individualism, we are proud of our liberty, but we also have a sense of neighborliness and a sense of community — (applause) — and we are willing to look out for one another and help people who are vulnerable and help people who are down on their luck and give them a pathway to success and give them a ladder into the middle class.

Yeah, because back in the 1960s you shitdicks believed in a sense of “community” for people “down on their luck.” Look how great that society turned out. And nothing says “community” like erecting the mother of all entitlement programs, you bitch-ass piece of shit.

A ladder to the middle class? More like a chute down the abyss.

Written by kkktookmybabyaway

March 21, 2010 at 10:04 pm

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