Originally Posted by birddseedd
actually there has been a lot of local government officials caught embezzling and what not lately.
I find that statement to be a bit off. Some maybe, but not a lot
I think that due to checks and balances put in place - that it's pretty difficult city leaders to embezzlement money now days...given how easy it is for computers to track accounts receivable against expenditures...etc...not just in a closed system either...but money movement between banks
I think there will always be a few dishonest civic leaders, but again, with today's tracking tech, and most people paying with checks and credit cards, it's much harder to move money out of the system than it was in the days of paper receipts and ledgers...and a large cash on hand amount.
No one likes fees and taxes, but by not paying your share - it creates more of a burden on the public services that need the funds....and also tax/fee increases when they fall short...those who did pay...we're in a way, robbed by those who didn't because...eventually we have to spent even more to cover fee increases that everyone was suppose to help with from the start.
I think this falls under the same thing talked about in pet adoption...can one afford it. If tags are such a financial burden, maybe one shouldn't own pets.
And..to me, getting tags is as much as a duty for a pet owner to their community as picking up your dog's doo doo when they poo on city sidewalks. Neither is fun to do, but it's better overall for the sake of your town in keeping up with shelter costs.