inauguration

Inaugural Costs

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President elect Donald Trump is officially President Trump; and all the pomp and circumstance to change the title didn't come cheap.

According to some of the people behind the planning, the recent inauguration cost more than $200 million thanks to things such as transportation, security and protection from the weather. On top of that you have private dinners, the swearing in ceremony and the inaugural ball.

The cost of the ceremony is split between private donors and federal and state governments and is expected to be one of the most expensive inaugurations ever. Experts say that can be attributed to inflation, the amount of donations being brought in by the campaign and of course security.  read more »

Inauguration may break Capital bank.

If you think the bailout is expensive, wait until you find out how much change the change in Washington will cost you.

According to the D-C Examiner, huge crowds are expected for the inauguration of President-elect Obama on January 20th. And with it comes a record breaking bill for services. Each year the Federal Government gives the district $15 million dollars to cover the costs of events. But with huge crowds expected, security costs will far surpass that amount.  read more »