Lifestyles of the rich and famous..
It was interesting to note that IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was staying in a $3000 (US) night New York hotel suite when he was arrested for alleged sexual assault.
He drives a Porsche Panamera which would cost you most of $300,000.
There's not much evidence here of a man making the kind of 'economic sacrifices' he has demanded of ordinary people throughout the world - including little old New Zealand.
When the Irish economy was bailed out the IMF, via the Irish Government, cut back public expenditure on welfare, sacked over 20,000 people in the public sector and made wage and pension cuts. Unemployment rocketed.
The Irish economy remains in crisis.
Strauss-Kahn, perhaps having another glass of champagne at the time, said; '...people will have to make sacrifices for the sake of the budget'.
Strauss-Kahn has overseen the imposition of austerity programmes throughout Europe and elsewhere but, ironically, is often described in the corporate media as 'politically progressive'.
Tomorrow we will experience our own Strauss-Kahn's telling us how 'we' will 'all' have to make sacrifices for the sake of the economy..
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