Even if “most” of it comes from “private” resources,
**some random facts found online
********ChevronTexaco and 50 others donated $250,000 each, Qualcomm, Oracle and many others contributed $100,000 apiece… the $250,000 donors qualify as event “underwriters,” entitling the contributors to prime tickets to the inaugural ball as well as lunch with Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. those who donated $100,000 will be given “sponsor” status, which includes ball tickets and other privileges
…it’s still enough to give medical care for 22 million children worldwide (like in Asia after the tsunami…) So IMHO it would be fair that everyone who voted for this president donated $1 to unicef.org/ to even things out a little… :whistle:
Originally Posted By: GW Bush
The inauguration is a great festival of democracy. People are going to come from all over the country who are celebrating democracy and celebrating my victory, and I’m glad to celebrate with them.
Nonetheless, the District of Columbia is unhappy that it is not getting enough federal help to cover the city’s portion of the security costs, estimated at $17.3 million :eek:
Is it correct or the right thing to do to spend so much money on a celebration in a time of war and right after such a big disaster?
I know what the rest of the world thinks of this…And I wonder how US citizens can justify this for themselves…