Seeking Arrangement, the infamous dating website that matches "sugar daddies" and "sugar mommies" with attractive but cash-strapped young people, is inserting itself into the budget debate with a new pitch: to avoid the fiscal cliff, have a rich guy buy you things.
In a new video entitled "Rational Women Date Rich Men," the dating service promises struggling women a relief from higher tax rates (one potential outcome of present negotiations) in the form of free premium memberships.
"Until the fiscal cliff is avoided," the ad says in block lettering, "SeekingArrangement.com is offering free premium memberships to beautiful women in the US who want to be spoiled."
While not everyone wants to be spoiled by a rich guy who buys them stuff, let's just say the new commercial's sexist undertones might invite a new reading of the website's tagline: "Mutually Beneficial Relationships." That seems to be what John Boehner and President Obama really want, after all.
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