November 14, 2007

Michigan Finds New Way To Raise Money

I can't believe Michigan actually found a way to balance the budget without raising taxes and it's "legal"

If you've noticed an increase in the number of police speed traps of late, you are not alone.

Traffic police in Michigan and elsewhere in the United States are turning motorists into mobile cash dispensers, as states' fund-raising efforts turn desperate.

I just said to Mr Weenie two days ago "have you noticed an increase in the amount of cops trying to catch speeders lately"

And I don't mean just seeing an extra cop or two during the week, two days ago I passed 10 cops trying to get speeders during my 30 minute, 13 mile drive home. That is almost a cop per mile. And this is the middle of the month and isn't the first time during the month I have seen more cops then usual.

Local and state police are going out of their way to set up traps in such "easy pickings" locations. These are not legitimate targets like school zones, but lightly trafficked roads

So Michigan has found a way to raise money, but it still isn't making residents happy.

Posted by Quality Weenie at November 14, 2007 11:22 AM | TrackBack

The state is not the only one raising money that way. Every community in the Metro Detroit area is using that tactic. They wait out of sight with their raidar guns drawn and ready to shoot. These tickets are not chump change anymore. The wounded wallets of taxpayers around the state are contributers to the insatiable hunger of government.

Rose Bogaert, Chair
Wayne County Taxpayers Association, Inc

Posted by: Wctaxpayer at November 15, 2007 12:12 AM