Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Party's Over

President Obama's been in office for one week and, according to ABC News, the quality of life is already plummeting for one sector of the populace. The ridiculously fucking rich are crying in their Remy Martin’s Louis XIII’s Black Pearl.

The high-flying execs at Citigroup caved under pressure from President
Obama and decided today to abandon plans for a luxurious new $50 million corporate jet from France.

The decision
came 24 hours after the banking giant, which was rescued by a $45 billion
taxpayer lifeline, defended buying the state-of-the-art Dassault Falcon 7X -- one of nine to be flying in U.S. skies
-- as a smart business deal.

This particularly warms my heart:

ousted Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain said he would personally cough up the
$1 million he spent on remodeling his office after his brokerage was rescued
with billions in taxpayer cash.

I like shopping as much as the next person, but how in the holy hell do you spend a million dollars remodeling an office??? Furnish it in gold bullion?

Welcome to the world the rest of us live in, where paychecks are stretched thin, working for a living means actually working for a living, we put gas in our cars instead of fuel in our private jets, kids go to school in perfectly good second-hand clothes instead of designer fashions, towns are dying and Americans in one village in Alaska are having to choose between milk for their children or heating their shacks.

You had a nice long run at our expense, guys, but the party's over.


Jazz said...


Karma is a bitch and she's comin' after them!

Anonymous said...

I don't believe it - karma never gets guys like those. And no matter what (loss of job, whatever), they still have more than I'll ever earn in my life. Not that I'm bitter . . . Robin

Anonymous said...

I actually have no particular antipathy toward the rich. I'm sure they had to earn all that filthy lucre somehow. Maybe not by grafting, but by selling their souls perhaps. And they always, but always have so damn much to lose. That would drive me crazy - spending every waking moment figuring out how to hang on to that much money and keep even more rolling in. And, at the end of the day, the poop they drop into their diamond-crusted toilets is just as vile as the poop we poor folks drop into our hole in the woods.

Cedar said...

It's bad enough they wanted to buy the jet, but couldn't they at least buy American! After all they Sold America.

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