It never ends. Does ANYONE have a brain? Who thinks up this stuff???
You get a traffic ticket. You get charged with “taillight out, speeding, no proof of insurance, no seat belt”, by a cop who may be dishonest. You take the magistrate the ticket. Used to be they just looked at it, tossed out any bogus charges and you paid a fine plus court cost for the rest. Now you go to court, the magistrate and prosecuting attorney are there. It’s more like a real court proceeding with all the fanfare. You get charged court costs for every single charge. And all that ON TOP OF your fines. Which you can’t pay because you lost your job at_______(fill in blank) and if you can’t pay your fines, you get to lose your drivers license. That way you are ASSURED that you can’t get a (non-existent) job to pay your fines.
Everyone complains about the cost of keeping all those prisoners in the jail, (most of whom would have bailed themselves out except they have no money to do so) but they find more and more ways of incarcerating people in a less and less efficient manner, thus costing the taxpayers (and those unlucky enough to find themselves in magistrate court) more and more money, which they don’t have.
Many local businesses have closed or are slated to close. Spencer Veneer is going down as we speak. Less jobs across the board for everyone. Industry goes over seas. But gas goes up, bills go up, food goes up. Yet we still get to have a new Gino’s and Tudors biscuit world in the neighborhood… And who will be able to afford to eat out?
“Landlord” is a totally thankless job, and it’s generally a no win proposition. Renters typically trash a place and skip out on rent and utilities when they move, so now the Landlord has to pay for a permit every time someone moves in. The result? Higher rent. Even tho no one can afford it. And mandatory inspections to see who lives where? What happens if you discover a convicted felon? Toss ’em out? Are we going to create a whole new generation of homeless people now?
WV kids are not up to standard in education, so they consolidate more schools making it less possible to get a good education. Then they demand the kids must be pushed harder, and the ones who can’t keep up? Acceptable casualties.
Our children can legally quit school at age 16. But if they LEGALLY quit school, they must be punished for it by losing driving privileges.
You sign up for welfare because you have small kids and their father is gone from the household. The welfare Department tells you you have to “work off your welfare check”. But what happens when the absent parent finally coughs up the back child support? You just did all that work for nothing and Welfare gets “paid back” twice.
You have trouble with someone and call the cops. They come and act as if YOU are the criminal.
We say we’re trying to encourage commerce, but we create so many rules and regs and costs, we create an unfriendly environment. Our roads go downhill because the money is not there to fix them. What about that would make anyone want to bring their businesses here?…
No, it’s not just local, it’s everywhere.
We are force fed immigration. We learn Spanish whether we want to or not, because everything we buy has the information written in spanish on it. Mr. Pres. speaks of a North American Union. Then we soup up our borders with fences and walls and guards to keep them out. Then some guy in the WV public education business says WV kids need to learn Chinese…
We are told ad nauseum that we are the most free and democratic country on earth, then we are forced to get passports to simply go to Canada. As a child, I probably went to Canada 50 times. No big deal. “Got anything to declare?” “No”. “OK”. Now we are prisoners in our own home. Oh yea, but we want a union…
Cigarettes are legal to buy, but very nearly illegal to smoke anywhere. Alcohol is legal to buy, by the public in a public business, but it’s not legal for you to be drunk in public. Marijuana is illegal, but you could be stoned and sitting in a room full of cops and no one even notices.
People do bad things and so bad things are done to them in return in order to teach them it’s not acceptable to do bad things…..
We are screwed every way we turn. The country is turning inside out and backwards. The law of the land is confusion. Someplace along the line “public servants” turned into public menaces. Not only does the right hand not know what the left is doing, it doesn’t even know what IT is doing.
How are we gonna survive in this insane asylum?