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$150,000,000 spent on Obama Inaguration

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venom    660

i know this is old news, but i did not see it posted up anywhere...

you would think that with the economy being the way it is, that Obama would be a little more concious about spending. 150 million dollars was spent on the Obama inaguration...what a complete waste. i think that is disgusting. how about you do something useful with that money barry, like put it toward the private sector. lets create some jobs bud.

funny how back in '04 the media had a field day with the $43,000,000 that was spent on the Bush inaguration. but no, Obama spends over 300% of what Bush spent, and you dont hear a lick about it from the media. typical.

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Zod    14,969

Anyone care to post how much money was MADE in DC during the entire weekend?

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rodeo    13,790

that 150,000,000 figure for Obama includes security and transportation.

that 43,000,000 figure for Bush does not.

Bush's 2004 inauguration cost $157,000,000.

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Zod    14,969

So you are telling me Obama's group was able to get three times as many people there for less money?

Sounds right.

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venom    660

that 150,000,000 figure for Obama includes security and transportation.

that 43,000,000 figure for Bush does not.

Bush's 2004 inauguration cost $157,000,000.

none of what you said is true.

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venom    660

Anyone care to post how much money was MADE in DC during the entire weekend?

that doesnt make it ok. i expect you to be smarter than that. the city of DC couldve made $100,000,000 more if that money wasnt spent so foolishly.

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rodeo    13,790

not only is it true, but another interesting fact:

majority of obama's inauguration funding: donations.

majority of bush's inauguration funding: FEMA.

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pstall    5,759

that 150,000,000 figure for Obama includes security and transportation.

that 43,000,000 figure for Bush does not.

Bush's 2004 inauguration cost $157,000,000.

From the straight forward media matters site.

http://mediamatters.org/columns/200901170003

However, 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" [emphasis added].

You read that correctly. The federal government spent $115 million dollars for the 2005 inauguration. Keep in mind, that $115 million price tag was separate from the money Bush backers bundled to put on the inauguration festivities. For that, they raised $42 million. So the bottom line for Bush's 2005 inauguration, including the cost of security? That's right, $157 million

. :ack2:

I guess we will have to find info to debunk that now and the merry go round continues.

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venom    660

So you are telling me Obama's group was able to get three times as many people there for less money?

Sounds right.

since when does it matter how many people are actually at the inaugaration? your point is childish. you gotta think in the big picture here. whats more important? the economy, or the number of people that come to an inaugaration?

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Zod    14,969

lol, your knuckles are turning white from grasping at those straws.

Would it have been possible to have limited the number of people that wanted to show up? NO

Catch a clue.

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