An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
President Bush on Tuesday declared the District of Columbia to be a federal emergency area so the city can access federal funds to help pay for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
“An emergency exists in the District of Columbia,” said the statement from White House press secretary Dana Perino.
City planners have said they expect a few million people to come from all over the country and even the world to see Mr. Obama’s swearing in one week from today.
D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has said previously he needs $75 million, which is significantly more than the $15 million appropriated by Congress to pay for security and other logistical preparations.
How much does BO have left from his campaign? Why doesn’t HE pay for all the extra stuff the city seems to believe they need for his corona….uh….inauguration? He’s got a LOT of really rich friends, why don’t they kick in a few million each to insure their friend’s drooling acolytes?
I’m afraid I do NOT see this as an emergency, to be paid for by the American taxpayer!