So was inauguration day all that it was built up to be?

@sharone74 (4838)
United States
January 21, 2009 1:08pm CST
I think it was. Even here in California the covered the inaugurration all day on television. People were partying and crying, and drinking. If President Obama has done nothing else so far, which he has, watch for fireworks now! President Obama has brought hope to the masses. He has also placed responsibility for our own fates in our own hands. That is both daunting and trusting. Wheat he promises is that he will work from his end and that as long as we do our part we can bring this country back from the brink of dissolution on which we are now teetering. I think it will be interesting to see what happens now. The inaugurral was a day to behold, but today is a workday so let's watch as he gets back to work!
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@djbtol (5497)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Yea, about $170,000,000 taxpayer money, most of which is wasted on parties for the rich. I thought we were in the midst of difficult economic times. How many congressman would have voted to put that money toward something useful. djbtol
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Actually most of that pomp and ceremony was not funded by tax dollars but by private organizations and by attendees. A ticket to the inaugurration was between $1000 and $10,000 dollars. And there were a lot of takers. And let us not forget that before leaving the white house that Mrs. Bush just spend $450,000 on a set of China for the White House First Ladies collection. That was taxpayer money, it certainly didn't come out of the deep pockets of the Bush family.
@djbtol (5497)
• United States
22 Jan 09
According to the Washington Post, both sets of china were purchased with private funds. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/07/AR2009010702829.html But even if that were not true, your comparing 500,000 dollars of China to 170,000,000 dollars for the inauguration. djbtol