The congressman's $350 drink
When we all learned about John Edwards' $400 haircut, we were stunned. And now here we go again: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, was spotted in a Washington restaurant sipping on two bottles of $350 wine.The $47 glass of wine
According to Talking Points Memo, he was having dinner with two unnamed economists (not lobbyists, apparently), and though he didn't order the wine and only had one glass, he paid for his own dinner and one of the bottles, making his tab $392 for the wine and dinner (he added an $80 tip).
The patron who leaked the story also approached the Representative that night, outraged that he was indulging in such a luxury while working to cut services for seniors and the poor (Ryan is a proponent of privatizing Medicare).
Do you think it's okay for public officials to flaunt their wealth? (I mostly just want a glass of that wine.)