If A rich person (D. Trump or Hillary Clinton) are pulled over for doign 80 in a 65 zone, they'd get roughly a $150 dollar fine. A single mom who is barely making ends meet and has to decide between paying the rent and feeding the kids some protein who is caught speeding to get her kids to school so she can get to work... pays a $150 fine. The impact to these people is very different. $150 to D. Trump or H Clinton is nothing, more a waste of their time and a laugh. But the impact to the mother is crushing, she doesn't have it. And if she has to go to court, that is time and energy lost assuming she will even win pleading her case.
Would you support a progressive fine system based upon a persons prior social security income statements, with some sort of minimum so that there is still punishment?
Example: Last years income $450,000. Speeding ticket is.002%, or $1,000 (small, but aggravating). Last years income $20,000. Fine $25, and community service of 2 hours.
The fines could be adjusted, its just an example.
Additional funding goes to pay for more police, better trained police, better equipment, social training, whatever is deemed valuable to improve life in those communities.
Most Helpful Girl
Id love it. At the same time our current fed income tax system suggests its not as easy to enforce as we'd like. The problem being errr, rich people, have a much better chance of getting out of paying these fines (and income taxes per DTs own words) than poorer compatriots. By making them equal at least some income is coming in...1
Most Helpful Guy
No fine for either. You are right that a fine is meaningless to the wealthy and too punitive to the person earning minimum.
Require the same community service from both parties. That's equitable.2