John Oliver’s Congressional Fund-raising Segment Is Uplifting and Encouraging, Provided You Are a Trillionaire


While you trillionaires are over there suppressing shrimp burps, the rest of us are suppressing terror burps. In between your sumptuous seafood brunches and your yachting lessons and your having a disproportionate sway over the functioning of our government, you might have received a call or two from your local congressperson begging you for a campaign donation. Since you are richer than God herself, John Oliver’s analysis of the current congressional fund-raising system doesn’t really seem that bad. Actually, nothing ever really seems that bad. (Other than, of course, the constant fragrant gas build-up from all the non-stop oyster and wine parties.) Thank you, money!