Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Dear Obama......Here's An Idea...
Today in the Associated Press it announced that Obama has already raised $27 Million for Inaugural Festivities and that they will have no problem reaching $40.
I think I am having a hard time with this one.
Yes, I get that it's the President's inauguration.
Yes, I understand that THIS particular inaugural will be historic.
I get it! I get it!
But can't it be something more like $1million?
I mean, the most lavish of weddings cost around $300,00- $500,00 right? Can we add in another $500,000 just for security (maybe more...I have no idea what security costs) and call it a day?
I realize that presidents in the past have spent this amount of money....but I guess I am having a harder time with this one simply because of a phrase Obama used during his campaign,
"I am my brother's Keeper"
I believed in this phrase and I believe that he means it.
So how does one go about being okay with spending $27 million on just a party when our country is struggling through tough economic times?
How does one be okay spending this amount of money when there are people on the other side of the world who don't have clean water?
Why do people give so much money for a party...when it can go to better our country.......and our world?
My questions can go on and on.
I say, let's make our country a better place....THEN let's throw a party.
I know it's not that simple.....but I think Obama's inaugural festivities would have so much more of an impact....and would be even more so historic......if he planned a simple party.
A party with out all the fluff.....and instead did something with the millions and millions of monetary donations to help along "his brother".