reply to post by Cobra.EXE
It's unfortunate that the rules are skewed in favor of the wealthy. It doesn't have to be solely related to laws, look at every aspect of our lives.
Starting with law, it isn't as though there were a separate system, it's just that the penalties in fines are pittance when you are above a certain
income level. Think speeding tickets, just one 20 mph over the limit fine would be a bad setback for me...forget about 5 or 6. A wealthy person,
however might be inconvenienced by being pulled over, but they either pay it without batting an eyelash (along with the higher premiums in insurance)
or they have a good lawyer at the drop of a hat, because they can afford him or her on staff or travel in a higher up's social circle. That goes into
heartier crimes as well, like fraud or murder...the better your lawyer, the likelier you are to get off.
What about banking? More money means more interest (and more money), better terms of accounts and little chance of overdraft, as if the 35 dollar fee
would even be noticed.
Late fees, not likely to happen, so the fines and surcharges that your phone, insurance, credit cards, financing or mortgage company, water,
electricity, car payments, etc are going to accrue, setting you deeper in the hole for the next month. Wash, rinse, repeat...
Taxes, even as a flat tax, are further into this argument. 25% for a person or corporation making a 100 million dollars in a year means they still
have 75 million
left over. 10% for a person making 15,000 a year means they only
have 13,500 left. Are we really sure they can't pay
more? They would never have gotten that rich without the system as it is in place...seems its more in their benefit to foot a greater part of the
War on drugs is just one more example of all of this. Super Rich people and entities have no shame, have no compassion or maybe it's just that irony
is lost on them. Maybe all three...