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Analysis posted Oct 14 2010, 5:33 PM Category: Commentary Source: InformationLiberation Print

The Government Would Rather You Die If It Nets More Revenue

Chris | InformationLiberation

An absolutely astonishing story was quietly reported recently without much fanfare. The story was unquestionably viral, it made the rounds on the internet, but it never got the major boost of coverage from the major media to propel it into the national debate.

Why was this the case?

One can only guess, but perhaps it was because the story was one of the greatest examples of the nature of government and the people who populate it.

That story was of a rather innocuous headline, 'yellow lights are being shortened' all over the United States.

Seems insignificant?


When yellow lights are shortened from 5 seconds to 3, a dramatic increase in accidents occurs. Yet, something else occurs besides more people dying...

Red light camera revenue is increased.

The government is here to help is it not? Their whole purpose is to keep us safe? We're endlessly harangued about how we need to give up our liberties for safety... Surely they will choose keeping people safe instead of netting more revenue at the cost of actively causing more people to die?

Unfortunately, while you or I would choose without question to keep people safe, that's not the nature of the people who populate the reigns of government. They chose more deaths and more revenue.

The government would rather you die if it means they get more revenue. That is a "trade off" they're more than willing to make.

Think about that next time someone tells you the government is "here to help."
Chris runs the website He doesn't want to be ruled by people who care more about revenue than helping the people they claim to protect. You can read more of his commentary here.

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Posted: Oct 14 2010, 10:18 PM

99142 Kind of like Health Insurance corporations would rather you die if it means more revenue.

Posted: Oct 14 2010, 10:47 PM

1. Health insurance is optional*. No one is forcing you to buy it*.

2. Health insurance is one of the most highly "regulated" industries in the entire economy, competition is literally banned. Thank the government for that.

*The government mandate from the health care bill will force you to buy it at the barrel of a gun, obviously that removes any incentive the companies had to provide a good service because the purchasing of their "service" is literally mandated by law. Again, thank the government for that.

Posted: Oct 15 2010, 12:23 AM

71114 "We're endlessly harangued about how we need to give up our liberties for safety..."

And what deluded fool thought that was just because "they love us" or "like us". You don't want your milk cows falling off cliffs and getting eaten by wolves. The only reason they give a flying fuck about us is because of the revenue stream(s) we produce via taxes, fines and associated methods of state sanctioned theft.

Posted: Oct 17 2010, 6:42 PM

174106 Did you ever wonder if the government has life insurance policies out on all of us? Just saying....

Posted: Apr 04 2011, 6:24 PM

98176 I was .06 second into a 3 second red light. 500 bucks!!!!!

No sympathy from the judge! It was like, you poor thing. YOU. WERE. UN. LUCKY .... down the hall please, pay the fine .

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