You Tax Dollars At Work

Warning, this will make you FURIOUS!
Read about the four and five-figure brunch parties that Wall Street types enjoy. Read about the $1000 bottles of champagne that flow. At Saturday Brunches, the Bubbly Flows On, Even in Hard Times.
I’ll skip straight to the punch line:

As for how he and his fellow Wall Streeters could still afford such afternoons, he said: “We all made so much money in the past five years, it doesn’t matter.”
A 29-year-old man who works for a large investment management firm and was at Bagatelle’s brunch one recent Saturday and at Merkato 55’s the next, put it another way: “If you’d asked me in October, I’d say it’d be a different situation, and I don’t think I’d be here. Then the government gave us $10 billion.” [emphasis added]

Let that sink in a while. Suckers.