I don't want to take away from the historical value of today, that is not the point of this blog. I merely want to express my disgust for the United States, and especially the government.
I'm sorry, I do not see the logic in spending over 170 million dollars on this inauguration when we are in the middle of a recession. Where is the practicality in this?
Here is another issue I have with this; in the past when an inauguration has cost this much, it has been protested. Now, had this been a republican inauguration, you can bet your life, this obscene 170 million dollar expenditure would not go without remonstration.
Double Standard? I'd say so.
Having said that, this could be the US's greatest set up for failure... EVER... you can call me a cynic for hoping.