Posts Tagged ‘Budget Deficit’

Desperate Politicians

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

I read in the news today of a proposal under consideration at our state legislature in Albany that would assess $15,000 fines against car owners for their failures to remove snow and ice from their vehicles. Most cars on the road probably are not worth $15,000. The car depreciates 50% in value the minute you drive it off of the dealer’s lot. Crazy ideas such as this proposed fine reveal the desperation of our politicians to find revenues. Sneaky fees are taxes in disguise and we should be vigilant. There are so many fines, fees and penalties for matters that can hardly be considered infractions that you simply cannot keep track of them all. It is disheartening.