Let’s All Rage About Stupid City Fines with John Oliver
John Oliver was, as always, in fine form on yesterday’s “Last Week Tonight.” This week’s target of Oliver’s clever critique may not seem like a sexy subject: municipal fines. But just wait. Take all the rage you’ve ever felt from getting a traffic ticket and turn it up a notch. Because this is going to get hot.
Can’t pay a fine? In some cities, you can sign up for a payment plan… that will charge you for the privilege of being on the plan. Or, as happened to one grandmother who couldn’t pay a ticket, the police might just haul you straight to jail. Because we all know the only way to stop parking violators is to through them in prison.
It’s absurd. It’s rage-inducing. It’s classic John Oliver. It’s Monday morning, why not get angry?