Although the bill is stalled in the Senate, last year the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation raising the top fine for a single incident of broadcast indecency. Top fine under the House bill? $500,000 for a broadcast company and $500,000 for an entertainer involved in the indecency.
Right now, the Bush administration is proposing to raising the top fine for an "egregious" mine safety violation. How high?
$220,000. Less than half what you'd pay if you offered a peek of nipple at a Super Bowl halftime show.
Nice to know we've gor our priorities straight.