Man in Finland gets $60,000 speeding ticket
Breaking the law in Finland will cost you, but exactly how much depends on a couple of things. One is the severity of the crime committed, and the other is the lawbreaker's income.
The latter factor is in place to ensure that punishments are equally felt by all be they rich or poor. Due to his millionaire status, Reima Kuisla was handed a roughly 60 thousand dollar ticket for traveling 14 miles per hour over the posted limit.
Before issuing the citation, authorities looked up the man's 2013 tax return and calculated the amount accordingly.Though the ticket value is based on long-standing law, Kuisla feels that he's been treated unfairly.
He wrote on his Facebook page, "Finland is impossible to live in for certain kinds of people who have high incomes and wealth."
Before the age of technology, the nation's top earners did have a bit of a loophole. Back then when asked to state their annual income, a number of them just lied. Though numerous rich people have complained about the sliding scale system, based on responses to Kuisla's grievances, not everybody is sympathetic to their woes.
One individual astutely pointed out, "If you follow the rules you won't have to pay fines."
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