Tuesday, March 18, 2008
All you need is love.... at £700 ($1400) an hour
The £25 million award amounts to more than £700 for every hour that she was married to Sir Paul
I refer, of course, to the divorce settlement that Heather Mills has received from Paul McCartney. Ms Mills, apparently, was seeking 5 times this amount. In other words she thought she deserved £3,500 ($7,000) for every hour she was Mrs McCartney. I could, at this point, criticize Ms Mills and her craziness, but lets look at the bigger picture...
The whole basis of wives (and its almost ALWAYS wives who get these large pay-outs) being able to claim such high maintenance support is that they have come to expect a certain lifestyle. Its this line of 'logic' which I just can't comprehend. When else do we ever protect, by law, the expectations of a person for leading a luxury lifestyle? For example, does the law say that rich parents HAVE to support their children in leading a luxury lifestyle for the rest of their lives? Of course not. Does the law support a formerly successful businessman, who is now bankrupt, in continuing to maintain a luxury lifestyle? Of course not. Its just an utterly bizarre concept. Anyone can see that Heather Mills did nothing to help build her husbands career and wealth. If anything, she probably diminished it with her spending. So why is she worth £700 an hour?