Protected plates give growing number of officials the green-light to avoid fines
WASHINGTON – Loopholes in California and Colorado laws designed to keep criminals from hunting down cops and other public employees are being used by local officials and their extended family as a way to avoid paying thousands of dollars in traffic and parking fines.If you happen to think these things are unrelated, I have some prime oceanfront property to sell you. In North Dakota. It is yet another perk that the political elite enjoy that us commoners will never know. They get to ignore parking restrictions and blow through tollbooths, all the while knowing that there will never be any payback.
In Colorado, special license plates issued to 100 state lawmakers and representatives not only shield them from radar tickets for speeding, but also prevent collection notices on past-due parking tickets.
It does make a few things clearer, though, when you think about it. Red light cameras now make more sense, knowing that state reps and other state workers are exempt from paying those fines. Who's going to argue against a red light camera when they know they'll never have to pay? With Congress being given blanket exemption from ObamaCare, extra perks, all this; one thing becomes blatantly clear - they absolutely view themselves as above us.
And as long as we keep voting these imbeciles back into office, they pretty much are.
That is all.
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