In 2005 President Bush's second inauguration cost 50 million dollars. The American Tax payer shouldered 3 million. Everything else was raised by private donors.
For Obama's inauguration, Congress has forked over 15 million dollars, with another 15 million requested. The city of Washington DC is planning on spending 50 Million over all.
So on day one Obama has already cost the American tax payer more then 10 times what Bush cost us.
This country is in for a rough four years. DUmmies went apeshit over the deficit brought about by Bush's administration. Anyone taking bets on how high it'll be in 2013?