Friday, 13th April '07
For Everything Else, There's MasterCard.
This was recently brought to my attention by a law school friend whom shall remain nameless (and hence, blameless).
I make no comment on whether this is a good or bad thing; I haven't entirely decided, though I see why it pushes a lot of people's buttons.
To buy for one year (prices in USD, I believe)...
President of the United States of America, one: $440,000 (George W. Bush)
Prime Minister of Britain, one: $370,000 (187,000£) (Tony Blair)
Prime Minister of Japan, one: $360,000 (Shinzo Abe)
Chancellor of Germany, one: $350,000 (261,500 Euros) (Angela Merkel)
Prime Minister of Singapore, one: well, you know.
I mean, I've sort of processed that there's going to be a lot of money going to some civil servants, but I have never thought of it in terms of 1 Singaporean PM = 2 USA Presidents + 1 British PM + 1 Japanese PM + 1 German Chancellor + spare change.
I wonder whether they've forgotten that there are some things money can't buy.
But for everything else, there's MasterCard!
[well, the pictures aren't going to take themselves!]