September 19, 2012

Lush life

Obama's visit to New York city was quite the affair. From the London Daily Mail:
Speaking to the 47%: The $105,000 champagne tower featured at Obama fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce
President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Manhattan that featured a champagne tower of 350 bottles worth $105,000 - more than twice the median household income of an American family.

The tower of $300-a-bottle Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, known as 'Ace of Spades' because of its label, is a permanent fixture at the club.

'It�s floor-to-ceiling gold bottles in the entire space,' a 40/40 representative told the New York Post. 'It�s beautiful�breathtaking. It�s the first thing you see when you walk in.'

The median income for an American family was $51,413 in 2011.
Out of touch... Posted by DaveH at September 19, 2012 2:26 PM
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