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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The cost of Obama's inauguration

Okay, here it starts. Obama hasn't even been sworn in yet, and already there are half-truths flying about stating how much the inauguration is costing as compared to Bush2's.

According to the "reports", Obama's inauguration will cost as much as $150,000,000, while G.W. Bush's cost only $40,000,000... or course, that's only if you don't include security and transportation costs incurred by the US Gov't and Washington DC itself... which ARE included in Obama's $150M estimate. (source)

To quote Media matters: "buried in a recent New York Times article published one week before the controversy erupted over the cost of Obama's inauguration, the newspaper reported that in 2005, 'the federal government and the District of Columbia spent a combined $115.5 million, most of it for security, the swearing-in ceremony, cleanup and for a holiday for federal workers'."

Yes. $115,500,000 for GWB's 2005 inauguration. (source)

I'm afraid we're going to see LOTS of nonsense like this for the next four, perhaps eight, years.

1 comment:

Ted said...

The question is not IF there will be an interdiction of Obama’s Presidency by the Supreme Court, the questions are WHEN and HOW that interdiction will transpire — that is, if the USA is to continue as the Constitutional Republic that now exists.