Should We Be Using Our Police As Armed Tax Collectors?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Eastside Market Center 10694

Should We Be Using The Police As Armed Tax Collectors?

Should We Be Using The Police As Armed Tax Collectors?

Our state of Washington is, by some estimates, as far as 42 BILLION dollars in debt.

Close to where I live there is a blind spot for police to hide between the two sides of an 8 lane freeway.

We notice very often on the way to church on a Sunday morning an unusual phenomena. The Sunday morning  traffic is light, the weather is clear and there are no hazardous conditions present. Yet as many as 5 or 6 police cars will line up in this blind spot and pull over everyone coming down the road.

The pickings are easy, the people are friendly (remember they are mostly going to church) and the road is wide open.

It amounts to using the police as armed tax collectors.

Should We Be Using The Police As Armed Tax Collectors?

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Keith Vermilyea
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Phil ~ I think the fact that government is too often a poor stewardof taxpayer dollars is even more egregious than this speeding trap. Having said that, I would agree with your conclusion... 

April 07, 2011 08:19 AM
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René Fabre
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It's going to take a lot of tickets to produce 42 billion! I'm thinking we'll see a growing number of speed traps regardless if we agree or not. It doesn't seem like a very good use of taxpayer dollars when our police departments have already suffered cutbacks. There's nothing like a good recession for crime to rise. You'd think our leaders would want to point their efforts towards that. But, then again, the criminal don't contribute. It's easier and safer to pick off a good citizen who's already in the habit of making a contribution (and has an obvious visible means of support)... Just sayin'

April 07, 2011 11:28 AM
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Phil Leng
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Hi Keith,

Thanks for your comment

Phil

April 07, 2011 08:56 PM
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Phil Leng
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Rene,

Your comments are very appreciated. You have a reasoned and thoughtful response, as always!

Thanks

Phil

April 07, 2011 08:57 PM
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See Phi- Driving to church = blog fodder. LOL  I hate speed traps.

April 10, 2011 03:43 AM
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
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Are they speeding? If you know about the speed trap, other locals probably do too.  Drivers speeding are breaking the law....

Mel

April 10, 2011 07:42 PM
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