Talk about your grim hellholes! Apparently, there's only one elevator in the entire building, and it's been broken for three days, proving that European-style socialism is a failure that should never be imported to the USA, where -- damn it! -- all buildings work!
As some smartass pointed out, now Luntz may have to take the STAIRS, like a common Bolshevik!
We're still trying to get our heads around how a delay in getting an elevator fixed in a luxury hotel owned by the United Arab Emirati proprietors of Dubai's
Habtoor Grand Resort
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts
V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City
Metropolitan Hotel Dubai
Al Habtoor Polo Resort
as well as
Imperial Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna (Austria)
Hilton London Wembley (United Kingdom)
Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand (Lebanon)
Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace (Lebanon)
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (United States)
InterContinental Budapest (Hungary)
The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest (Hungary)
is an example of the horrors of socialism, but then, we don't earn the big bucks like Luntz does. Austria is among the 14 richest countries in the world, so we're fairly certain it's not a commie hellhole. Then again, there is a very strong social safety net, so maybe people in subsidized housing stole all the elevator parts. Or perhaps the elevator would have been fixed sooner if only Austria didn't have such strong unions. It's a mystery.
Or maybe it's that NATIONAL socialism that's the problem, seeing as it has socialism RIGHT IN THE NAME!
Adolf Hitler, once a day labourer outside the Hotel Imperial Vienna, returned as the Führer and "delivered a speech to a rapturous crowd from [the hotel] suite's balcony, on 14 March 1938", according to www.famoushotels.org.
We suppose it's worth noting that the Imperial is decidedly not owned or operated by the Austrian government, where a far-Right coalition has recently imploded -- although maybe Luntz is confused about that, since official state guests are traditionally housed there. In any case, the elevator's busted, it's in Europe, Europe is socialist, and Frank Luntz is homesick for America, where no elevator ever goes unrepaired for an entire weekend. It simply has never happened because of our efficient free market!
Still, Luntz's tweet inspired some valuable reflections on how economic theory shapes the reality of everyday life. This is the kind of Austrian economics we can support.
In conclusion, capitalism always allocates resources efficiently and fairly, although that still doesn't explain why Frank Luntz has a job. And now it would be your DOKTOR ZOOM'S BIRTHDAY PARTY OPEN THREAD, if only the socialists would fix the elevator, the end.
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