After a terrorist attack, a war, an economic crisis, and a series of mishaps, George Bush will leave office with the lowest approval rating since Jimmy Carter’s presidency. He may have “run this country into the ground,” as many say, so Obama is expected to clean up the mess and save the world. How does he start his own presidency? By hosting the most expensive inauguration in U.S. history. What a wonderful way to fuel the bad economy.
The gathering will need top notch security, but Obama doesn’t need to show up in a Custom Cadillac Limo. If Bush’s inauguration cost $43 million, Obama has no reason to triple that number for his own, and Bush shouldn’t have had to announce a state of emergency to make more money available for Obama’s inauguration. If Obama is going to promise better education, a stronger economy, and a better lifestyle for the less fortunate, he should be ashamed of how unnecessarily pricey his inauguration is, even if he isn’t in full control of the costs.