…was a wealthy French princess’ response to a report that the peasants had no bread to eat (although commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette).
While the economy is in the ditch, bordering on, if not already in a Depression, the White House is living it up impervious to the perception that they are elitists living lavishly at our expense while we peasants struggle to buy bread.
George W. Bush’s annual budget for the Executive Office of the President in 2005 was $341 million in support of 1,850 personnel, which is a healthy sum, no doubt.
But Obama is complaining that his annual budget is being slashed from $705 million to $640 million, the lower number still being nearly double the 2005 level.
Hey, all those parties for the glitterati cost money. Get over it, commoners. Oh. And we’re going to have to raise your taxes to cover our bar tab.