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Rant: How You Get Screwed By Fees & Fines

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"... the mushrooming of fines and fees levied by money-starved towns across the country and the for-profit businesses that administer the system. The result is that growing numbers of poor people...are ending up jailed and in debt for minor infractions...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down, including how broke local and state governments are turning to regressive taxes to generate revenue. *Read more here from Ethan Bronner at The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/us/probation-fees-multiply-as-companies-profit.html?pagewanted=all