Obama's inauguration expenses are likely to be to the tune of over $150 million, overshadowing the $42.3 million spent on George Bush's inauguration in 2005 and $33 million on Bill Clinton's in 1993, media report said.You don't think that's an emergency? Well, George Bush has declared it one:
President Bush today announced that an emergency exists in the District Of Columbia. That emergency? The inauguration of Barack Obama – or, rather, the fact that millions are expected to descend on the city to witness it.So, they got extra inauguration money by declaring this an emergency.
I sense a growing trend:
emergencies without end
with one solution: spend!