From Desperate Poverty to Obscene Wealth
A few minutes after posting that piece about Kenyans starving to death, I stumbled upon this:
The 22 presenters at Sunday night's Oscars each received a $100,000 gift basket, stuffed with luxury items, free car hire and the chance to host a Wolfgang Puck party at home.The multi-millionaires who opted to take the bags home must pay $30K in taxes. My brain is fried.
Celebrity chef Puck offered his services at the home of the presenters, where he plans to cook up a dinner for 10.
The presenters' perks also included the free hire of a top-of-the-line Cadillac for two weeks, the chance to stay in the Vern Wang-designed suite at Hawaii's exclusive Halekulani Hotel, a $7,000 Victoria's Secret underwear set and a coupon for Lasik surgery.
Good night and good luck.