How much would you be willing to pay to an incredible breakfast, the best morning meal you’ve ever had in your life? How does $25 sound, about right? No? A bit over the top for you, huh? But how can the business owner possibly stay in business if he/she cuts the price of the meal?
Apparently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is doing their part to help stimulate the economy and recently served $16 muffins at a morning gathering. Of course, when queried about the outrageous cost of the muffins, the spokesperson quickly defended the expenditure by saying there were plenty of $15 muffins available for the attendees.
Seriously, what’s the cost of a muffin in the grocery store, about $.50 if you buy a fresh one in the deli section, or a couple of bucks if you purchase any number of pre-packaged varieties. And if you go into most restaurants and order a muffin the cost will probably be somewhere around the $1.50 mark. But a $16 muffin would be darn challenging to find anywhere in the real world. Then again, Washington isn’t the real world, or at least not the part of it reserved for the administration insiders and various departments and agencies.
The fact that the DOJ nonchalantly forked over $16 a pop for muffins during a routine meeting is not only absurd, but downright arrogant and mindless. So based on their muffin payout one might presume that a typical cup of coffee sold in one of the nations most popular establishments, Starbucks, would bring about $10 which is about five times the going price of a cup of regular morning brew.
I suppose one could also ask, “Why hasn’t the First Lady spoken out about this muffinfest? She’s allegedly a health purveyor and these high calorie, ultra-sugary $16 muffins can’t possibly fit into her rigid dietary routine, the one she’s aggressively attempting to sell to the masses.
Oh well, it’s only our tax $$, and we sure wouldn’t want to see those hard working bureaucrats experience a sugar/caffeine slump and fail to produce another daily pound of rules and regulations that add even more oversight on our daily lives.