Gold Vending Machines!

December 16, 2010

Drudge is linking to an article about an $11,000,000 Christmas tree installed in a hotel in the UAE. The ironies abound.

But catch the very last paragraph of the article. It speaks volumes about life for the Ultra-wealthy in that part of the world:

And in May, the hotel opened a gold vending machine, becoming the first place outside Germany to install “gold to go, the world’s first gold vending machine,” said Ex Oriente Lux AG, the German company behind the machine.

Finally! They should put one of these in Congress.

Top Ten Wealthiest Members of Congress (as of August 31, 2010)

1. Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.): $188.6 million

2. Rep. Darrel Issa (R-Calif.): $160.1 million

3. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.): $152.3 million

4. Sen. Jay Rockefeller ( D-W.Va.): $83.7 million

5. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas): $73.8 million

6. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.); $70.2 million

7. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.): $56.5 million

8. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.): $53.5 million

9. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.): $49.7 million

10. Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.): $46.1 million


Jon David Kahn “American Heart”