Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Crash Tax. In trouble? It's gonna cost ya.

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'Crash Tax' More Bust Than Boom For Many Cities

Uninformed citizens don't want to pay taxes. What is local, public sector supposed to do to pay for emergency services? I heard a story from a rural town a few months ago: the fire department demanded payment to put out a house fire. This is easily corrupted into extortion: pay up or your house burns down. Same could easily happen with a "crash tax." But, if we don't take personal responsibility for our citizenship, this will happen.

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