170 Million Dollars For What?

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    I have to question the President when he says he is going to get us back on course economically then goes out and spends 4 times what Bush's inaugurations costs. I understand the significance of the event but he would have impressed me more if he would have been more humbled and kept the costs down. He talks the talk but I'm not sure if he can walk the walk.
     
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    Well to be fair, How many people attended this inauguration as opposed to the last one? How much of that 170 Million would you consider frivolously spent?
     
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    Good point but still 4 times?
     
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    It's okay; it was only one event. He's only going to spend about 50% more than Bush for everything else, so fret not.
     
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    really?

    haliburton, bectel, the rich, they are all getting 50 percent more?

    really?
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    First, you DO realize that the money for most of the celebration and ceremony was donated by the people, willingly?

    Bush Jr. used taxpayer money (mostly).

    Oh yeah........did anyone else notice that Obama did a better job on the parade than Bush Jr.? Monkey Boy Georgie was running around like a chicken with his head cut off........
     
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    Hey, we wanted to celebrate, we did it with the money donated by the people that wanted to celebrate. So go off into a corner somewhere and have a good snivel. LOL.
     
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    I didn't know any of it was donated. Thank you for the information. After a quick google search I couldn't find just how much we the people paid. I do like he didn't take donations from big companies or foreign interest groups. I still think $170,000,000 could have been better spent. I love what FDR did.
    Obama hosting pricey party in a dicey economy - Yahoo! News
     
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    After the horror show of the past 8 years, I kinda think that everyone deserves a bit of a decent, hopefully good, time.

    Have you ever gone out and spent a bunch of money on a friend for a surprise party? If so, then why didn't YOU spend that money in a better way that would benefit others more than just your own selfish interests of making your friend feel good for a while?
     
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    100 million of it.
     

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