I read in the paper that a movement may be underway to remove the front license plate on all vehicles. Although I’ve not heard what the benefit might be, one could assume that the reasoning would be to save the taxpayers money and that’s good. Anything to reduce our taxes is good, right? But wait, no one said anything about reducing taxes? When was the last time that cost cutting actually resulted in putting money back in the taxpayers’ pockets? What it would likely accomplish is to provide more money in the pockets of the politicians to spend elsewhere. For example, instead of having a three-day convention in, say, Las Vegas, it could be extended to a five-day get together which would ultimately benefit us and maybe provide a little more time to get to know each other.
Lastly, the driverless car is causing consternation and it isn’t even here yet. Because they probably won’t speed they are less likely to be cited. That will reduce the amount of traffic tickets being written and fewer fines being imposed. Translation, less spending money in the coffers . Bye Bye cash cow. And we thought they were only concerned about our safety.
Don L. Layne, Cascade
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