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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
    Depends. The inauguration doesn't take into consideration pover 2-3 days including events, balls, outdoor events etc etc? Add to that the number of people who'll go see the sights, eat out, stay at hotels/motels etc etc. The presidential inauguration is a once in 4 year event. People can go see a Yankees game pretty much all season long.



    this is true which bolsters my point. this is a one time event costing how much?


    How you see the city making a profit on it is beyond me.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Some would tend to think that this is a coronation - Not an inauguration. Government loves to spend our tax dollars royally, and send us the bill, which we can't afford.

    If I were to spend too much money on credit, I would lose everything I have . If government does it, then it gets to spend even more. It just prints more money. Of course, if I were to do the same, it is called counterfeiting.

    More pretzel logic from Washington.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    What a waste of money. The article says ~$15M was budgeted. Overruns should be required to come from campaign funds instead of the taxpayers. This is no time for opulence and ceremony

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

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    this is true which bolsters my point. this is a one time event costing how much?

    How you see the city making a profit on it is beyond me.
    Washington, D.C. -- District of Columbia -- state taxes

    The general consumer sales tax in the District of Columbia is 5.75 percent.
    However, Washington, D.C., actually levies a sales tax with five different rates. This rate structure is utilized, in part, to take advantage of the district's special status as a tourist center and to increase the contribution of nonresidents working in the city. The current sales tax rates are:

    * 5.75 percent for tangible personal property.
    * 9 percent for alcohol sold for off-premises consumption.
    * 10 percent for restaurant meals, take-out food, rental cars and telephone calling cards.
    * 12 percent for commercial parking .
    * 14.5 percent for hotel and motel rooms.
    Not sure about you. But say only 1,000,000 stay for more then a day. That alone is easily a few shinny pennies in fast food, hotel rooms, alcohol consumption etc etc.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    America electing the first black president deserves a big bash. It's historic. It's history. Most of the cost is probably due to security due to the huge number of people expected to attend becauuuuuuuuse... America is sooooo happy to see Bush replaced with a man of honor.

    For you neo-cons to now cry about how much something costs, after defending Bush's spending spree his 1st 6 years in office taking us from the biggest surplus to the biggest deficit in U.S. history, rings a little hollow, like a bunch of cry babies who can't stand the idea of being totally without any power for the next 8 years. . I don't remember seeing any of this faux outrage over all the wasted millions we gave to Cheney's Hallibuton.

    Link to "State of Emergency"?
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    America is sooooo happy to see Bush replaced with a man of honor.
    What exactly makes Bush dishonorable? Your democracynow formulated opinion that he sent people to get tortured? Because if that's all it takes I think you're dishonorable by using a democracynow formulated opinion piece to throw cheap shots at the president.
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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
    What exactly makes Bush dishonorable? Your democracynow formulated opinion that he sent people to get tortured? Because if that's all it takes I think you're dishonorable by using a democracynow formulated opinion piece to throw cheap shots at the president.
    "Cheap shots"? Believe me, there has been NOTHING CHEAP about this presidency! Bush has spent our money like a drunken sailor. Maybe you haven't been keeping up with the news?

    "dishonorable" is your word. But, since you bring it up...

    In my world, lying is not a trait of an honorable person.
    A liar is dishonorable.
    Bush is a proven liar hence, he is dishonorable.
    Period.
    Case closed.

    Bush has lied to us on any number of issues. Take your pick.

    There is no doubt on the torture issue.

    You can begin your name calling charade now. That's how cowards act when exposed as wrong. That behavior says so much more about you than me.

    Name calling does not change what our president is... a liar, a traitor, a dishonorable man!

    America's proud history will forever be stained with the actions of Bush.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
    "Cheap shots"? Believe me, there has been NOTHING CHEAP about this presidency! Bush has spent our money like a drunken sailor. Maybe you haven't been keeping up with the news?
    Spending money isn't anything new. What is 'dishonorable' about that is beyond me but I'll let you continue making more non-sequiturs for the sake of my amusement.

    "dishonorable" is your word. But, since you bring it up...
    You implied that Obama will finally bring honor to the presidency. As if Bush hadn't. So that my friend. Is YOUR word. Or do you not understand how it works? Here I'll show you :

    America is sooooo happy to see Bush replaced with a man of honor.
    Obama, a man of honor, is replacing somebody who isn't. What you're saying here is that Bush is dishonorable.

    In my world, lying is not a trait of an honorable person.
    A liar is dishonorable.
    Bush is a proven liar hence, he is dishonorable.
    Period.
    Case closed.
    So it is your opinion that Bush lied and is therefor no worthy of being called honorable? Well alright then. Thank goodness for that. I thought you were actually going to bring up why he was actually dishonorable and not why you think he's dishonorable which is completely different.

    Bush has lied to us on any number of issues. Take your pick.

    There is no doubt on the torture issue.
    For those who want to say he ordered it without any real evidence? Of course there isn't.

    You can begin your name calling charade now. That's how cowards act when exposed as wrong. That behavior says so much more about you than me.
    You have exposed nothing as wrong. You called Bush dishonorable. You have yet to provide any real evidence of this other then YOUR OPINION.

    Name calling does not change what our president is... a liar, a traitor, a dishonorable man!
    In your opinion? Yes. In mine? No.

    America's proud history will forever be stained with the actions of Bush.
    Emotional rhetoric ignored for the sake of amusement.
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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
    Washington, D.C. -- District of Columbia -- state taxes



    Not sure about you. But say only 1,000,000 stay for more then a day. That alone is easily a few shinny pennies in fast food, hotel rooms, alcohol consumption etc etc.



    So Mcdonalds corporate. courtyard marriot, and Imbev makes a shiny nickle, Meanwhile the inner city folks as usual see none.... Not that there is anything inherhently wrong with this, just a little shocked a liberal would be championing this.


    Are you suggesting the average citizen will win out because of this mess?


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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
    What exactly makes Bush dishonorable? Your democracynow formulated opinion that he sent people to get tortured? Because if that's all it takes I think you're dishonorable by using a democracynow formulated opinion piece to throw cheap shots at the president.



    A moment of clarity.... Great post.
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