This is one of those things I simply can’t fathom. How does a woman pretend to be pro-women and then charge other women for basic forensic services following a rape?
She justifies it as necessary to cut taxes. Which begs the question: how much of a tax burden did sex crimes place on the town of Wasilla?
If your answer is “not much”, I simply can’t understand how this basic service now becomes the responsibility of the victim, who has to rebuild her life after a traumatic event. (Unless you’re one of them thar self-loathin’ wimmen who blames the victim, but that’s another can ‘o’ worms.) Certainly there’s got to be some books to burn or a librarian to fire, which will save a lot more money.
If your answer is “a lot”, doesn’t that mean you’re soft on crime? Rapists are running rampant through the community? Placing such a burden to your community that it’s going bankrupt, and there is absolutely no possible to make up the shortfall? What kind of dog-and-pony show are you running with your police force over there?
If cutting taxes is a priority over violent felonies like sexual assault, why not just start cutting the police force? I’m sure you’d save a whole lot of money there. Start with… say… your ex brother-in-law.