Friday, July 30, 2010

Ban Millionaires from Congress

First, I know that rich people are people too. And yes, rich people have rights.

But of the 535 members of congress, how many do you think have a net worth of a million dollars or more? I'll bet you a donut the number is far greater than the national average.

Which leads to the question: can rich people effectively govern in the best interests of members of the non-rich classes?

No one likes to talk about class these days, I realize that. God forbid someone be labelled as trying to ignite class warfare, just for pointing out the obvious.

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According to politico.com, the answer is 237. So, 237 out of the 535 members of congress are millionaires; but only seven have a net worth of $100 million or more. That's some comfort, I guess...

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29235.html

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Breguet's $96,000 watch (and my 4%)

I thought I would try to "monetize" my blog, but to make it worth my while, I cannot simply recommend nickel and dime items.

Therefore, for your careful consideration, I present the Breguet Classique Tourbillion Messidor Men's Rose Gold Watch. This may be the most expensive item available for purchase through amazon.com; and, if someone were to actually buy one through my referred link, I would supposedly earn 4% of the purchase price as an "amazon associate." That's about $3,870 for each watch sold through my referred link.

So to Oprah, Bill Gates, the former CEO of BP, and all of my friends: please consider buying this lovely time piece. I'm sure that you'll find it worth every penny. And, you can joke to your friends that time, in this case, really is money.

(Please note that every watch comes with a full two-year warranty, and shipping is only $9.95 -- very reasonable, considering the cost of the product being sent.)