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To me, the inauguration is very important because we are the sole country that has this kind of peaceful basically “regime” change. It was intensely watched internationally and really, makes a statement of our position. It’s too bad that that is necessary, but it is. It assures other nations that we are a rich nation and in most countries, that is an important signal.

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Buy real viagra no prescription » Canadian Pharmacy Cialis Generic - Online Pharmacy. http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2009/01/20/is-this-the-beginning-of-a-new-era/comment-page-1/#comment-2873 Katie Wed, 21 Jan 2009 19:17:16 +0000 http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2009/01/20/is-this-the-beginning-of-a-new-era/#comment-2873 About $50 million of those costs were paid for by private donations, and the federal government expected to pay another $50 million; the nearby states and DC expected to spend millions more for police services. That said, well over a million people took metro to the event, and probably as many got there other ways. The balls, the television advertising dollars, the hotels, the restaurants, the gas stations, the airlines ... they all benefited greatly from this event. It was like the superbowl of political events, a mini stimulus in the middle of winter that not only helped bring in cash for many businesses in that part of the country, but also brought people together for parties and events all over the country. Not to mention that feeling of optimism and need that seems to be bringing us together as a nation right now and inspiring some of us to volunteer work and service. Anyway, my point is, it was most definitely an expensive party, but I disagree that it was spent unwisely. About $50 million of those costs were paid for by private donations, and the federal government expected to pay another $50 million; the nearby states and DC expected to spend millions more for police services.

That said, well over a million people took metro to the event, and probably as many got there other ways. The balls, the television advertising dollars, the hotels, the restaurants, the gas stations, the airlines … they all benefited greatly from this event.

It was like the superbowl of political events, a mini stimulus in the middle of winter that not only helped bring in cash for many businesses in that part of the country, but also brought people together for parties and events all over the country.

Not to mention that feeling of optimism and need that seems to be bringing us together as a nation right now and inspiring some of us to volunteer work and service.

Anyway, my point is, it was most definitely an expensive party, but I disagree that it was spent unwisely.

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