‘Teachers used to tell schools kids that anyone can be president. This is like saying anyone can go to Hell. It’s not an inspiration; it’s a threat.’
In the first month of 2017, to properly kick off a new year of bread and circuses, taxpayers shelled out (involuntarily, of course) $100 million for a massive party for the new president.
That’s right. This year’s inauguration cost roughly $200 million, half of which came from private donations. The other half? ‘Federal, state and local governments,’ said the press.
AKA the taxpayer. AKA the productive individuals of the private sector.
99.999999% of those taxpayers who footed the bill for such an extravagant event didn’t even get to sniff the wine – they weren’t in attendance. It began, after all, on an early Friday morning. Most of them were, to the career sponge’s satiation, at work, ensuring the federal government can keep washing its white elephants.
This post was published at Laissez Faire on May 31, 2017.