Sunday, January 18, 2009

$150 million Inauguration


(Photo courtesy: www.jibaros.com)

How much is too much to spend on a new president's inauguration? $150 million? That's the estimate of what everyone is spending for Barack Obama's big day. This price tag comes in the middle of possibly the worst recession since the Great Depression. In 2005, some Democratic congressman asked President George W Bush to scale his plans back because the country was in the middle of war (we still are, of course). Does this $150 million bother you or is money not the issue on a day like this?

And...how bout them Cardinals? Congrats to Kurt Warner and the rest of the former Gridbirds (that's what we called them when they were in St. Louis) as they head to the Super Bowl. I wonder if this latest push will get Warner into the Hall of Fame? Not bad for a former stock boy at Hy-Vee Grocery Store, huh?

4 comments:

Shane Vander Hart said...

Yes it does bother me, especially in light of the criticism that President Bush received when he spent far, far less than this.

Excited for the Cardinals! Glad to see Warner back in the Super Bowl!

Christopher Rants said...

Don't forget about Zach!

Iowa had two big winners Sunday.

Dave Price said...

Good point. I think I posted before Zach's win. He deserves his props, too!

Anonymous said...

just a sign of things to come with democratic spending