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by Peter Moskos

June 24, 2011

The $35,800 dinner

If you have $35,800 to casually drop on dinner, you have too much money. Rich Democrats should be taxed more, too.

More productive uses of $35,800? How about paying the tuition of seven students for a year of study at my public university.

Obama's dinner also cost me $12, because I had to hop off a bus and take a cab because traffic wasn't moving on 57th Street. On the plus side, I had a most enjoyable ride with what might be the last smart-talking NYC-born cabdriver in the city! Deep down, I'm pretty sure he was Ernest Borgnine.

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