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The Inauguration of the Day

Today, George W. (Dubya to some) Bush is being inaugurated in Washington. In total his inauguation balls will costat or around $40 million dollars. Many might ask, “Why spend $40 million when you can donate it to a better cause?” But the many who ask that are told “No.” As my history teacher (Mr. Kaufman for those of you who attend my school) correctly said today, “Everyone in America, Democrats and Republicans alike, will be crying today. But most tears won’t be those of joy.”

January 20, 2005 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement


  1. They are private donations. You can’t do it.

    Comment by rwa2 | January 20, 2005 | Reply

  2. Another thing to consider is that DC locals depend on that income for business. It brings a huge amount of money into the District, and the local businesses count on it. And I, for one, was among those sharing tears of joy, that unlike you put forth in your post, far outnumbered any others. It truly was a joyous day, full of celebration! And I consider myself very lucky to be in DC, and be able to take part in the celebrations. The fireworks were wonderful, and the parade was awesome, despite the best effort of those that are bitter, to try and ruin the day. Bush’s speech was inspiring, and I hope that in the years to come, America is able to live up to all we can be!

    Comment by ÐÇRøçk§ | January 21, 2005 | Reply

  3. One more thing. Clinton’s was 42 million dollars. Adjusted for inflation 49.5 million dollars.


    Comment by rwa2 | January 21, 2005 | Reply

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    Comment by Arvin Hill | January 21, 2005 | Reply

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