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Old 02-23-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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What can the State do to raise some money?

State-Stimulus:

How about dramatically increasing the financial penalty for certain crimes, things that there is no good excuse for in any circumstance?

DUI
DWI
Reckless driving (over 100mph)
Hate Crimes
other nasty things..

Yes, it would create a hardship for certain types of people, and I'm cool with that.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Here
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How about tossing illegals.
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Originally Posted by tiresidedown View Post
What can the State do to raise some money?

State-Stimulus:

How about dramatically increasing the financial penalty for certain crimes, things that there is no good excuse for in any circumstance?

DUI
DWI
Reckless driving (over 100mph)
Hate Crimes
other nasty things..

Yes, it would create a hardship for certain types of people, and I'm cool with that.
I agree to a point (with everything except hate crimes), as being reckless behind the wheel should be heavily punished, but I disagree with the idea of encouraging police to generate revenue through law enforcement. Law enforcement is for the protection of the citizenry, not for raising money for the government. I would fear that this could cause police to arrest increased numbers of innocent people in an effort to raise money (and indeed there have been whisperings that some police departments have enacted unofficial quotas).
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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How about tossing illegals.
That should have been done years ago, it would have saved states $Billions in yearly handout.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How about tossing illegals.
Texas and California need to do this NOW. It would save both these states hundreds of millions (if not several billion) a year.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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And as to the fines...I LOVE that idea.
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