Let’s take a look at fines, like a speeding ticket.
I’m driving along, too fast, and I get a ticket for going 75 in a 55 zone. We’ll say the fine is, oh, $500. For me that’s a significant percentage of what I make in a month. I can pay it, but it’s going to take a bite. I should have known better.
Many are not so fortunate as I. $500 is a weeks pay, and when you live from one paycheck to the next you can’t lose a weeks pay. You can’t buy gas to get to work. Groceries. Pay the rent. A $500 traffic ticket could put a family out in the street.
And then there are the Trump Co-conspirators. $500 is nothing to them. Nothing. Even the fines for not paying the ticket are nothing.
How is this fair? We all suffer the same penalty, for the same crime, right? No. We do not.
We spent so long making justice “fair” when we should have been making it “equitable”. If my fine is half a weeks pay, than Donald Trump should pay what he makes in half a week. Does it matter how much less I pay, or how much more he pays?
The fine is NOT the money. It’s how much the LOSS of the money affects you.
So when Trump, or his co-conspirators walk into the Fulton County lock up they need to feel the bite just as hard as you or I.
May 31, 2017