Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Change = Conspicuous Consumption?

Barack Obama's inauguration is set to cost more than £100m making it the most expensive swearing-in ceremony in US history.

The President-elect will take less than a minute to recite the oath of office in front of an estimated two million people in the US capital next week.

But by the time the final dance has been held at one of the many inaugural balls the costs for the day will be a staggering £110m.

Auto executives fly to Washington on private jets and they are pilloried for being "tone deaf" in not realising how it will look.

Yet the little messiah's crowd drops around $150,000,000.00 on a giant party and no one asks how many uninsured children could be provided with healthcare for that money.

Of course not. Obama is a leftist and as far as the mainstream media is conserned the only wrong he can do is to move to the right.