Nothing exceeds like excess.

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When I first read this I thought it was an Onion spoof:

It’s the Economy, Girlfriend

…Once it was seen as a blessing in certain circles to have a wealthy, powerful partner who would leave you alone with the credit card while he was busy brokering deals. Now, many Wall Street wives, girlfriends and, increasingly, exes, are living the curse of cutbacks in nanny hours and reservations at Masa or Megu. And that credit card? Canceled…

And they have a blog:

…This whole messy ordeal has advanced my Botox start date by at least two years.  Like every other DABA girl, the economy was wreaking havoc on my relationship and youthful good looks.  Phone calls went unanswered, Hamptons invitations un-extended, plans canceled (including, but not limited to, expensive opening night tickets to the ballet, which were scalped instead of being graciously offered to me and a galpal), and so forth and so on.  Until – the horror of all horrors – my FBF lost his job, which I guess technically downgrades him to just my BF…

This has got to be an Onion scam.

In the last eight years the previous administration of idiots and incompetents enabled all this. And the republicans want it to continue.

S’ils n’ont pas de pain, qui’ls mangent de la brioche.