The news about former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain spending more than a million bucks to decorate his office was not surprising. The amount of blatant disregard for money of a lot of these CEOs is disgusting. Of prominence in the stories is the news that he hired celebrity designer Michael Smith to do his office at a cost of $80,000. The stories go to great lenghts to let us know that the same Michael Smith is somehow able to do the ENTIRE White House for Barack Obama for $100,000.
Why the FUCK is Barack Obama spending one PENNY on decorating the White House??? NOW is the time to set the example that there will be NO WASTEFUL SPENDING, and it starts at the VERY VERY TOP!!
Get rid of all of this crap that is plaguing our economy. At the very root of all of our problems is the very fact that we even have people who can call themselves "celebrity designers". Come on, Barack. Set an example. Take some of your $250,000 salary that you make, send someone to Pier One, and keep it under $1000. Show some restraint, and maybe the rest of the government will follow suit.