posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 02:37 PM
I've had a thought, not sure if it's been discussed on here before.
What if Government agencies had to fund themselves, by using the proceeds from people that they found breaking the laws that they're supposed to be
SEC could be funded by seizing funds from insider traders that they successfully prosecute, or bank fraudsters that they catch
DEA could be funded from seizure of cash and weapons from drug raids
Homeland Security could be funded from cash seized from goods and people coming into the country illegally (ie, come to the US illegally, or ship to
the USA illegally, have all your assets seized when captured)
Consumer Advocate Groups would be funded from fines paid by companies that they successfully prosecute
etc etc etc. The list goes on.
Wouldn't Government agencies be more apt to go after the things that they're supposed to be protecting the country against if that was their only
source of funding?
I know some agencies seize money and property etc (esp DEA) when they go after villains, but this should be across the board.
It would be a huge savings for taxpayers, and would encourage those in those services to do better and actually go after the villains that they're
supposed to be going after.
You want pay raises, bonuses, more equipment, etc, then DO YOUR JOB !