Thursday, April 20, 2006

Fines boost a cash grab

Let's make our laws for the purpose intended- orderly governance of the social order. Laws should not be used as hidden or invisible taxes or revenue cash cows for unaccountable government agencies PR - Editorial - Fines boost a cash grab: "But we draw the line at increasing fines simply to raise more money for government coffers. A fine is a sanction applied to someone who has broken the law. It's meant as a penalty to denounce the offence and to deter the individual and the public at large from committing future offences. Increasing fines with the stated objective of raising money for a government program is little more than a cash grab. "

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