Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I just heard that the Obama camp has spent $94 million dollars on the upcoming inaugural festivities. To say that was an eye-opening total is an understatement. Is anyone in Washington aware of what's going on in this country right now? I'm sorry...I don't care who's been elected or what party they're from. This is just downright irresponsible. Like I give a shit how many fancy, celebrity-laden parties there are? Can't we trim back just a little bit on all the glitz and glamour in recognition of the fact that many people don't have anywhere to live right now and don't know where their next meal is coming from? The bulk of the money is apparently privately funded, with only the security bill being funded by the taxpayers. This is all well and good, but the fact remains, they could have taken this money and donated it to people who really need it. This doesn't make me extremely confident about how in touch the incoming administration is with the needs of this country.