Bush's inauguration in 2005 cost $42.3 million -- a record. What a waste. What a pathetic waste of money that could've been used for better things for this country and/or to help the lives of others around the world who suffer so horribly, far worse than most do here in the U.S.
Here's what the Associated Press said about Bush's 2005 inauguration:
I couldn't agree more. Just pathetic.
President Bush’s second inauguration will cost tens of millions of dollars — $40 million alone in private donations for the balls, parade and other invitation-only parties. With that kind of money, what could you buy?
■ 200 armored Humvees with the best armor for troops in Iraq.
■ Vaccinations and preventive health care for 22 million children in regions devastated by the tsunami.
■ A down payment on the nation’s deficit, which hit a record-breaking $412 billion last year….
The questions have come from Bush supporters and opponents: Do we need to spend this money on what seems so extravagant?
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat, suggested inaugural parties should be scaled back, citing as a precedent Roosevelt’s inauguration during World War II.
“President Roosevelt held his 1945 inaugural at the White House, making a short speech and serving guests cold chicken salad and plain pound cake,” according to a letter from Weiner and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash. “During World War I, President Wilson did not have any parties at his 1917 inaugural, saying that such festivities would be undignified.”…
Now (on the 20th) we'll have a new president, One (The Savior) who will bring Change to the American people, who will restore America's popularity throughout the world. No more of that crap that there used to be.
And the price tag on The Savior's inauguration? Let's see, Bush in '05 was at $42.3 million . . . how pathetic. How about this time, hmmmm . . . how about $150 million?!?? Yeah!!!! Let's blow Bush's record out of the water!!!!!
Yes, that's Change!!!!!!! This will be the most expensive inauguration ever.
Exactly what America needs.
Hmmm, how many vaccinations would that be this time?
Let the justification begin...