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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    The bulk of the cost for the event will be on security with more than 10,000 police and troops forming a ring of steel around Washington DC.
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    OMG how dare they try and protect the president and the people of DC!
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

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    OMG how dare they try and protect the president and the people of DC!
    While this inauguration is historic, that cost can be lessened by just having a televised inauguration with only a few to attend.

    I think more people would understand not being able to go and Obama reigning in on government spending rather than what is being done now.

    This is historic yes, but then so is our debt. This is one area where I completely disagree with how it is being handled.

    Some might also say that because more people will be coming that it would give a boost to the local businesses there, but I don't think that boost is worth the amount being spent now.

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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Ceremonies and parades add to the air of legitimacy of governmental functions. It's the same reason judges wear robes and people are required to stand when they enter the courtroom. People crave ceremony and tradition and fancy inaugurations are one such tradition.

    Money should be spent on it.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

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    Money should be spent on it.
    Not to the tune of 100 million in a time when we have an economic crisis.

    There is a time for celebration and then a time for responsibility.

    The party now and let's add to the debt mentality has to go.

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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

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    Not to the tune of 100 million in a time when we have an economic crisis.

    There is a time for celebration and then a time for responsibility.

    The party now and let's add to the debt mentality has to go.
    The economy is always in crisis. Making this elaborate and memorable will be good for people. Bread and circuses and all that.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Ceremonies and parades add to the air of legitimacy of governmental functions. It's the same reason judges wear robes and people are required to stand when they enter the courtroom. People crave ceremony and tradition and fancy inaugurations are one such tradition.

    Money should be spent on it.
    Ah yes, let us ignore the ranting of the Liberals, Democrats and the mainstream drive-by media when they impugned George Bush for MUCH less; this is Obama after all, the messiah, the one who can do no wrong in many's eyes and while proposing to dig a deep deficit hole of 1.2 trillion while the economy is in a recession, what's another mere $100 million to be thrown away? It's a trivial number compared to what they plan to spend isn't it?

    And while we are in the hypocrite mode, let's ignore the ranting lunacy of Democrats in their efforts to get elected by suggesting that Republicans had spent us into a deficit and therefore were fiscally irresponsible and should be REMOVED from power. And while we are in denial, let's also forget the statements made by the lunatic Democrats that when they get into power, they will spend as they go!!!

    Yes, forget all the promises, forget all their lunatic ranting and arguments to impugn the Republicans for LESS; this is Obama and the CHANGE Democrats!

    You just can't make this crapola up people; this is what you ALWAYS get when Democrats and their willing accomplices in the mainstream media desperately will say and do anything to get into power, only to break all their promises and expose their lies after obtaining that power.

    Carry on; I look forward to more hypocrisy and delusional arguments to support this BIG spending crop of lying Liberals.


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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    2 million people attending huh? I wonder how much money is that going to bring in for DC and neighboring states? Fast food joints alone are going to make a killing. I can't even think of how much money souvenir vendors will make.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Allusionation View Post
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    OMG how dare they try and protect the president and the people of DC!
    Ahhh yes, the mantra that is is merely to protect the new President and the celebrations; but the total also includes the parties and the ceremonies.

    But alas, what's $150 million compared to the $600 million he spent to get elected right? I mean who cares that these same Liberals pooh pooh'd Bush for spending $40 million right? Who cares that Democrats when they are out-spent whine about campaign reform but when their coffers fill up they claim it is necessary to forego all that useless reform crap.

    You cannot make this level of denial and hypocrisy up people.

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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    2 million people attending huh? I wonder how much money is that going to bring in for DC and neighboring states? Fast food joints alone are going to make a killing. I can't even think of how much money souvenir vendors will make.
    Oh yes, the economic arguments come out now. Gee, I guess that one didn't matter when Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media whined about Bush spending $40 million eh?

    Got hypocrisy?

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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Oh yes, the economic arguments come out now. Gee, I guess that one didn't matter when Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media whined about Bush spending $40 million eh?

    Got hypocrisy?
    What economic argument? Are you sniffing tiger balm again? And I don't think I much cared about politics 8 years ago. If Bush spent 40 million and got people to spend money in DC that's good. Now stfu and go sit with other ugly people in DP. I have no use for you. Begone fool.
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