Idiots in Ohio
A woman in Ohio was arrested because she owed back taxes and hadn’t filed tax forms for 5 years. How much did she owe? Go on take a guess.
The complete idiot of city manager Fred Enderle said the following,
“Whether it’s $1 they owe us or $1,000, it’s not fair to the rest of the public to not pursue that person. There is some expense involved, but it goes back to the principle. We have laws. The laws have to be complied with. At what cost do you stop enforcing the law?”
Some expense? Lets see, the city’s prosecution of Deborah Combs has already consumed resources? How much? I dunno, but I bet it is far, far in excess of the $1.16. After all, I bet those police officers get paid at least $20/hour. Factor in all the other expenses such as booking her, feeding her, all the paper work, etc. and I wouldn’t be surprised if so far Deborah Combs has cost the city $116. By the end it might very well cost the city $1,160 or even more.
Granted, one could argue the principle here, but this also imposes costs on the other citizens Loveland who foot the bill in this case, not Fred Enderle. What would be really amusing is if in the end, every citizen of Loveland ends up paying $1.16 for “going after Deborah Combs”. I know I’d laugh.