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What’s Eyman thinking?

Once again, just when I think Tim Eyman has said the stupidest thing ever, he keeps talking. I guess I’m not surprised that Mr. Eyman is against red-light cameras as it makes money for the city (government making money being something he’s almost always against). His big bone of contention? He “claims” it’s unsafe and unjust. He points out that a majority of the people fined are, as he says, “Turning right at a red light without stopping before making their turn.” Well, correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t you supposed to stop at a red light before making a right turn? How is this a bad thing? If you ask me, it’s another reason why we should be putting up more of these cameras. And what’s wrong with the city, county or state making money off people who run red lights? He acts like the city gets some kind of kickback (like Time Eyman does every time he writes one of these ridicules bills) for every ticket written. The extra incomes the cities, counties and the state get from these helps keep other costs down. In a time where we have a $3 billion deficit in the state, you’d think finding ways other than raising taxes to generate funds would be a good thing. Looking back, I guess I’m not surprised Time Eyman feels this law is unjust to lawbreakers.

Matthew Kirchner


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