October 19, 2006

"Poor" Maria Millionaire

Meet Maria Borelius. The J.Lo of the political world. Had an amazing 8 day express career as a Minister in the new formed right wing government in Sweden.

Reason for her resigning from her post? It was revealed that she had in the past hired a nanny, "black" as we call it in Sweden, meaning without paying taxes and an official salary. Money under the table basically. Ok fair enough, a lot of people do it. What is interesting here is her explanation for not paying her nanny a proper official taxed wage:

"I couldn't afford it at that time."

This comes from a woman who together with her husband at that time made 16 milion Swedish Kronor a year (roughly 1.6 million Euros).


sheryza said...

not strange to hear of the rich crying out poverty. this is what happens when you become greedy and fail to give that person their respect and rights as a worker. i've seen this so many times. i live in saudi and i se it here with the maids and drivers here. it's like their slaves...tell you the truth i can't even say that cause even slaves had rights.

A world of Symphony said...

SS: Here's wishing you, your family and friends a Happy and Joyous Eid Al-Fitr.

Eid Mubarak :)

Destitute Rebel said...

Wishing you a very happy Eid. May you be blessed always.

DG said...

Eid Mubarak to you :-)

May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your transgressions and ease the suffering of all peoples around the globe. May the blessings of Allah fill your life with happiness and open all the doors of success now and always.

Tainted Female said...

Does ignornace come with riches?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Sheryza welcome. I understand what you mean. It is quite disturbing the state of the foreign workers in many Muslim countries, particularly the gulf region.

Awos, thank you so much :) I hope you get to partake in the festivities and have a wonderful Eid yourself :)

Thank you D reb, I wish you a wonderful Eid:)

DG! Welcome :) first time I see you here. Thank you very much and the same to you :)

Tainted, Eid Mubarak :) Ignorance is something unfortunately everyone can afford...rich or poor.