"Life is Magnifique" at the New York Sofitel!
The serious accusations against the IMF´s French chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be dealt with by a court in New York in due time. We will have to wait for the outcome of the proceedings.
However, the arrest of Strauss-Kahn raises at least one other question: According to the New York Police spokesman Paul Browne the IMF boss spent the night in a luxurious hotel suite costing $3000 per night.
If a wealthy person chooses to spend the night in luxury, it is of course his or her own choice, which I have no objections to. But when the boss of a taxpayer funded organisation, like the IMF, makes the same choice while travelling on behalf of his organisation, we have a totally different ballgame. What makes Strauss-Kahn´s behaviour even more disgusting is that he has has for years now been forcing crisis countries to accept huge austerity packages, which have dealt hard blows to their already suffering citizens.
And M. Strauss-Kahn´s behaviour is just a tip of the iceberg. The top bureaucrats of all major international organisations - including the European Union - are all enjoying a life in luxury, out of sight of ordinary people, who as taxpayers end up paying for it all. No wonder that these bureaucrats use every opportunity to increase the powers of their organisations - usually they do it by hiding their actual agenda behind lofty, idealistic sounding speeches about the need for more "integration" and "closer cooperation". Most mainsteam media journalists know about this, but they almost never write about it, because they are afraid of being ostrasized (and thus unable to get any "background" information from the bureaucrats and politicians).
It is time for honest people to start putting an end to this taxpayer funded gravy train and demand journalists and newspapers to do their job!