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Monday, March 21, 2011

Traffic Ticket Quotas


Almost everyone has experienced the dreaded traffic ticket at least once. You could have been late for work on monday, and if you get caught traveling 8 mph over the speed limit, you end up losing everything that you will earn working for that entire week. Makes it seem like getting to work is just not worth it, eh?




Well, why do cops just love fining everyone as much as they possibly can? Believe it or not, a significant part of every state's income comes solely from traffic ticket fines. Even the states in the US which take 8 - 20% of your income through income and sales taxes are still pushing the fines for traffic tickets. It's all about the money, and how much an individual can possibly make during one run in office.


And here we arrive at traffic ticket quotas. Every police officer has their own ticket quota - a mandatory number of tickets that he or she must write in order to keep their job and their current salary. Salary bonuses and raises occur when a police officer really rakes in the money for the state that they work for. Thus, it can be said that, the more money a police officer can steal for the state from the public, the more money that police officer will be "given" by the state in return.


A mandatory ticket quota isn't just a numbers game. It is a serious infringement on the rights of We The People. Everyone I know has been pulled over and ticketed at least once, without having done any wrong or ran any red light or broken any speed limit - all so that the police could meet their quotas and shovel more money at the state. It's happened to me, to my mother, to all of my friends. A traffic ticket quota is the exact equivalent of a mandate for citizens to break laws and pay fines.


Think about it. If there are not enough citizens speeding for police to write enough tickets to meet their quotas, then what are the only available options? Do you expect the less "successful" police officers to volunteer to quit their jobs? I don't think so. Do you expect the state to relinquish its mandatory ticket qouta profit-scheme? I don't think so. So, what is the only other option that remains? Citizens must be forced into paying fines without having committed any crimes, or citizens must be forced into committing crimes so that they can pay the fines.


We can put a stop to this. If we all agreed to form a traffic union, we can stop it. This is what the traffic union would require from you. If you get an unjustified traffic ticket, refuse to pay. Inform the local newspapers of this incident and your union plan to fix it. You can go to court, or choose not to go to court. If the state suspends your license, you can no longer work to earn money, therefore you will no longer be able to pay the state your income tax or sales tax on all the things you would have bought had you had a job.


The people who work for the state are not total dummies. They will figure out that, if they prevent a man from working, for whatever reason, they will lose more money than if they allow that man to work. No more income tax - no more sales tax - and no more traffic tickets from this man. No more anything from this man. Furthermore, that man will apply for unemployment, for food stamps, for temporary cash assistance, etc. That man, instead of being a cash flow into the state, will begin to bleed a river of cash out of the state.

So the state would have to decide, "what is more prudent? Do we collect income tax and sales tax from this citizen, or do we shell out our funds on food stamps and cash assistance to this citizen while we wait for him to pay a $300 ticket he will never pay?" The choice is obvious. So must yours be.

Can you see now the power that you have when you voluntarily cooperate with your neighbor? Let's do this together.

18 comments:

  1. Wow, interesting, bummer that i live in Mexico and that is seen every single day but you cant do anything here, just watch a movie called Innocente Culpable, translates to something like Guilty innocent. Corruption is bad here.

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  2. has a traffic union ever been done before?

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  3. It's just a big game of cat and mouse. Utility was thrown out the window.

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  4. Sounds like a good plan. I have successfully talked my way out of most times I have been pulled over. There are a few tickets I have gotten, but they were so far away, in other states, that I couldn't possibly go to court over them, so had to admit guilt. It's a filthy deal. But I will keep this in mind if I get another ticket.

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  5. Ahah great post. Although, it feels great when you meet those rare but nice officers, that let you off the hook (; Feels good man

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  6. Yeah seroiusly though, sometimes you're just in too much a rush to care so you risk it. Check out my new blog, puzzledyet.blogspot.com if you haven't already!

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  7. sounds like an interesting plan, but instead of bleeding money from the state, when you apply for welfare and other benefits, don't they just monetize that application and print new funds to pay you with? wouldn't you just be worsening inflation and not really depriving them of money that they would've had?

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  8. also, what do you think is the best way to sign a traffic ticket? "Under Duress" "Without Prejudice, UCC 1-207/UCC 1-308" "By: [Signature], Agent" "Accepted for value, exempt from levy, [signature], exemption ID #" or all of the above, or it makes no difference because you're going to get screwed regardless?

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  9. On the way to my work is a highway, as you come off going 65, you hit an old highway that goes into 50, and then you take a turn where suddenly it's 25. The cops love it, I've seen like 10 people getting tickets in the same week.

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  10. i hate people who fine me, thx for the share tough

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  11. Proud to say I've never had a traffic ticket! *knocks on wood*

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  12. @anonymouse Yes, but inflation isn't really a source of value, it's just theft, another tax. By doing so, your taxes are shifted over to the fewer productive people, which would have the effect of causing more discontent among the enslaved population. The whole state thing can only exist if there is a productive class of slaves to steal from - once that disappears, so does the state.

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  13. @Nina Sounds just like them to do that. My mother was making a left turn on a left green arrow and there was no one else in sight except one cop car. He pulled her over, claimed she was making a turn at a dangerous time, and stole $260 from her in order to meet his ticket quota.

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  14. @anonymouse I think the theory of "you're going to get screwed anyway" is probably true. But if I had to pick, my favorite is sneaking "duress" onto the ticket somehow. No contract negotiated under duress is valid. And if you get the cop on the witness stand, he either has to say (1) there was no duress in which case you are free to decline to sign the contract, or (2) there was duress and the contract is invalid. Although I wouldn't trust a judge to uphold the law when they can squeeze you for every penny possible, etc.

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  15. @jay.ca I don't think so, but it has a lot of potential. Any union can help defend rights and raise the quality of life to a more fair level. If the state knew that writing an unjustified traffic ticket would cause the victim to stop producing wealth and start leeching wealth, the state would probably be very reluctant to continue its 'practices'.

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