When George W. Bush was sworn in as president, it cost US taxpayers $115.5 million. In January of 2009, it cost us $125 million for Barack Obama’s swearing in. All indications are pointing to a cost of over $100 million for Obama’s second swearing in.
Seeing this kind of waste of taxpayer dollars makes we want to swear in here and there.
The money will be spent on the preparations and decorations along with the gala ball that follows and the multiple DC parties. In the meantime, our country is facing a financial crisis and millions of Americans are losing their homes and unable to feed their kids.
I know that a paltry $100 million will not solve our economic woes, but a hundred million here and a hundred million there and before you know it, it will add up to be enough to make a difference. But the Washington bureaucrats don’t understand that and continue to carry on like they have before. If any of them had a conscience and cared for the American people, they would cancel all of the hoopla and have Obama stand on the steps of the Capitol Building or Supreme Court, get sworn in and then tell him to get his fanny to work running the country.
Obama was one of the first people to complain about others spending huge amounts on parties, conventions and things that are considered unnecessary. So why doesn’t he practice what he preaches? That would be a novel idea for him, wouldn’t it?