A few months back my wife received one of those annoying letters in the mail stating she had run a stop light (she missed the cut off by a fraction of a second). She received a photo and a stunning bill for $500. She made the mistake of acknowledging the citation; apparently just ignoring it helps to defeat these electronic tickets. Then she said to me, “How do working-class people afford these things.” We now know they don’t – they don’t pay them and Governor Brown has a plan to rid them of the burden and stick it to the Middle Class.
Brown made headlines by calling the California court system a “hellhole of desperation” for the poor. Brown then proposed an amnesty program which would restructure the program so that “drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50.” These outsized fines for traffic tickets have resulted in 4.8 million people having their licenses suspended since 2006.
This is all well and good since California’s employees have started a war with the residents of the state to collect more revenues, thereby maintaining their jobs and their immense… Read More