Best Counter-Example to the Median Voter Model I've Seen In a Long Time
By Bryan Caplan
Most policies are popular. But I’m almost sure that Virginia’s draconian new traffic fines are a counter-example. This part clinched it for me:
Although the amount of the tax can add up quickly, the law forbids judges from reducing or suspending it in any way. The tax applies only to Virginia residents, so that out-of-state motorists only need to pay the regular ticket amount.
I’m not sure that Virginians want to discriminate against out-of-state visitors, but I’m pretty sure they don’t want to discriminate against themselves!