Hay, I gotta say something to you. We don't know each other, except for reading each other posts, but "damned deadbeats" isn't something I would expect from you. I understand the frustration, but your voice is usually one of compassion. It's hard to separate the two, when you see a guy with an out of date tag, but he has a new tattoo, but some of those people are so far gone, they can't sort it out. I've put a few of those guys in the ground, really good guys, that just got lost in the depths of addiction. I hope I'm not out of line, I have a great deal of respect for you, you speak from the heart.
Oh my poor innocent soul! I am literally every idiots nightmare. I do not suffer fools lightly -- or kindly. I drove a 1977 Volare for my entire adult life -- from my mid-20s until I was in my mid-40s. Why?? Because budgets are a thing. And "taxes due the state" are a thing. As are children needing to eat.
There is a HUGE difference in being compassionate and letting people walk all over you. When I pay my taxes and you do not ... Well ... Then we have a problem. Oh ... And just in case you are also wondering -- **** the government. Bastards ... They take WAY too much of my money.