Orange County Traffic Fines Increase

The Board of Supervisors in Orange County, CA voted 4-1 to add a healthcare fee to all traffic tickets written by Sheriff's deputies. ...

The Board of Supervisors in Orange County, CA voted 4-1 to add a healthcare fee to all traffic tickets written by Sheriff's deputies.

This means if you get busted for speeding, running a red light, having noisy pipes, or looking too imitidating, you'll have to pay extra so that county-funded hospitals and clinics can service the ever-growing public dole.

Steven Greenhut, who writes the Orange Punch Blog, sums up the sorry state of affairs pretty well...
This is a tax increase, and it's wrong to make government more dependent on tickets. That only increases the tendency of police and police agencies to behave primarily as revenuers. In LA cops play games to see who can arrest the most people and write the most tickets and in OC, deputies will be encouraged to hand out more tickets in order to increase funding for government services.
It's gonna get worse folks.

Liberals in California are pushing Schwarzenegger to sign into a law new public health insurance program, which Arnold has already agreed to sign. Hillary, Obama, and Edwards want a federal socialized medicine program.

I guess they'll have to hire more cops to pay for it all.

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  1. The last sentence in the Story at the OC Register site states that "4 Republicans voted in favor of this", What do the "Liberal's" have to do with this? If we are going to point fingers lets at least point them in the right direction.

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  2. I used "Liberals" to reference the lawmakers in Sacramento, not Santa Ana.

    Besides, liberals are neither Democrats nor Republicans, they can be either; just look at Arnold.

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  4. It's mysterious to me that the author doesn't realize that if money was allocated from state budgets to pay for health care that the police force would have less reason to add a ticket tax. That said I think that 90% of traffic tickets are frivolous and do not improve safety. If they are not serving our safety then this amounts to is a police tax and the police do not have the right to tax us.

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