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

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    That would say a lot to me.


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

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    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?


    Speaking of mess, how much will it cost to clean up?
    Did you skip the part about state taxes?
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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
    Did you skip the part about state taxes?



    How much do you see them generating in state tax dollars. Give me a round number,
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    How much do you see them generating in state tax dollars. Give me a round number,
    I'd say in the hundreds of millions(200-300 tops though) once all the counting is done. 2,000,000 people don't show up to an inaugural event just to watch. They buy useless **** like souvenirs, t-shirts, they eat, they stay at hotels, they take bus rides, they take tours of the city etc etc. Anybody who don't see the kind of money this would bring in to the city is blind. I've been to the Montreal Grandprix and have seen first hand the kind of activity that happens in that city when 1,000,000 people show up. Most of them don't even care about F1. They just show up to be in the crowd and look happy. And every year Montrealers prepare for them religiously because of the money they bring with them.
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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
    I'd say in the hundreds of millions(200-300 tops though) once all the counting is done. 2,000,000 people don't show up to an inaugural event just to watch. They buy useless **** like souvenirs, t-shirts, they eat, they stay at hotels, they take bus rides, they take tours of the city etc etc. Anybody who don't see the kind of money this would bring in to the city is blind.

    So some more of that wildly successful Keynesian pump-priming, right? Spend $100 million+ of public taxpayers to inaugurate a President so you can generate what you speculate is about a quarter billion dollars?

    Why not actually leave that money in our hands to, you know, actually create wealth and jobs with?

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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
    I'd say in the hundreds of millions(200-300 tops though) once all the counting is done. 2,000,000 people don't show up to an inaugural event just to watch. They buy useless **** like souvenirs, t-shirts, they eat, they stay at hotels, they take bus rides, they take tours of the city etc etc. Anybody who don't see the kind of money this would bring in to the city is blind.


    Cost in US dollars:

    1,464,651.99 USD


    now this is just estimate and expected to go higher. So at best a 500,000 profit based on your speculation?


    And is that gross sales or tax revenue?
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Cost in US dollars:

    1,464,651.99 USD


    now this is just estimate and expected to go higher. So at best a 500,000 profit based on your speculation?


    And is that gross sales or tax revenue?
    I think I lost you. Are we talking about revenue for the city? Or for the businesses?
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by JMak View Post
    So some more of that wildly successful Keynesian pump-priming, right? Spend $100 million+ of public taxpayers to inaugurate a President so you can generate what you speculate is about a quarter billion dollars?

    Why not actually leave that money in our hands to, you know, actually create wealth and jobs with?
    Sure. 130 millionUSD/138 million U.S. citizens who pay taxes = 0.94202898550724637681159420289855 cents/citizen.

    How much wealth do you generate with 94 cents?
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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
    I think I lost you. Are we talking about revenue for the city? Or for the businesses?



    Lets do both.


    How much profit do you see businesses making and how do you arrive at that number.


    And Revenue for the city, again as above.
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    Re: Bush declares a 'state of emergency' in Washington as cost of Obama's swearing-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Lets do both.

    How much profit do you see businesses making and how do you arrive at that number.

    And Revenue for the city, again as above.
    I'd about a billion for business if say the spending is about $500 a head.

    1,464,651.99 USD
    Where did you get that from and through what means?

    This isn't even counting the immense amounts of money that people who are already in the city are spending on crap like souvenirs etc etc. Obama's inauguration is already being seen as the Superbowl of inaugurations. Bigger, larger and with more people. Advertisers will want to put their names on every part of the city. This also in my opinion would bring a substantial amount of money to the city. The considerations taken in an inauguration aren't small. Pretty much every little dime gives back a dollar.
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