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Miami Heat Ink 200,000 Dollar Tab At Miami Club Liv
The Miami Heat are to Mit Romney as I am to Charles Bukowski. I carry their bags to penthouses and they offer me an autograph on a napkin; I shine their snake skin shoes and they return it with a nod.
It takes me the near-impossibly earned 30% down and 3 months of saved mortgage payments to ink the reward of owning my own 2 bed, 2 bath home, but winning an NBA championship earns a 200,000 dollar tab at a downtown Miami dance club.
Nine dollars a month to save a child. 200,000 dollars to spill champagne. 5 to 8 dollars an hour to pick a strawberry. $65,000 an hour to put a ball in a hoop.
While we celebrate winners we often lose sight of our losers. And I’m not talking about Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder… I’m talking about you and I’m talking about me here…
We are the ones putting the money down every night to be entertained. But I agree. I think people luke you and I would spend our earnings a bit differently
Indeed. We are to blame. Our culture is a mad driven montage of entertainment. Eat Eat Eat. Play Play Play. We don't stop long enough to really consider our actions nor our beliefs. Our morals are masquerade with capitalistic politics. Things aren't even at a moral lilt in our culture, they're tipped over and spilling. Inflation being a perfect example of this. We need more, so we make our currency fit our lust for more, and more means power, thus 200,000 tabs at Club Liv, 10 - million dollar mansions, 5,000 dollar purses, yada yada yada yada.