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Whether it's private or public money that is spent, do you think it's appropriate that millions of dollars be spent on President Obama's inauguration and the celebrations to follow?

  1. Absolutely
  2. A bit over the top
  3. No but might stimulate the economy
  4. A garish waste
 
 
 
 
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kingdom

Jan-09-13 7:22 AM

sadly, our hometown "news" is a paper for partisans only. I am often amazed that seemingly intellegiant people answer and comment on these polls.

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keyzgirl62

Jan-09-13 8:35 AM

Why shouldn't it be scaled down drastically? Why should they lavishly spend on inaugurations at any time? We have to tighten our belts as a nation. It isn't a slam against Democrats. It's a slam against wasteful spending by the government.

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muleskinner

Jan-09-13 9:11 AM

If every red-blooded American would contribute a dollar to the inauguration fund, it would amount to 300 million dollars. It would be from all private funds, not from collected taxes, so nobody would be able to claim that the gov wastes money on partying.

Obama would be able to party for four more years.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-09-13 9:53 AM

Without all the inauguration celebrations we would have to layoff several workers that depend on these party functions for their jobs! Do you want to put all of them on food stamps?

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-09-13 12:03 PM

H4C I didn't know you were coming! BAZINGA!

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OldCat

Jan-09-13 2:37 PM

Washington Businessmen-hotels and restaraunts are enjoying the increase in business-any excuse would do--a celebration for winners and a waste of money for losers.

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locomotive

Jan-09-13 3:35 PM

"Why shouldn't it be scaled down drastically? Why should they lavishly spend on inaugurations at any time? We have to tighten our belts as a nation. It isn't a slam against Democrats. It's a slam against wasteful spending by the government."

Great post, keyz. If we as a nation are being called upon to "sacrifice" then the President should be the one to lead the way, in scaling back on this celebratory event, most of which is optional and not necessary, IMO.

I mean, is the nation in trouble financially or isn't it? The President could show the way by his example.

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MoneyGrowsOnTrees

Jan-09-13 5:19 PM

Look Obama isnt Bush... so who cares what Bush did... This is Obama so if Bush did it its ok for Obama to do it? No, thats not the mentality of Obama. He said he all need to cut back. Why not start with him?

Why should my fair share go to that?

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-09-13 6:17 PM

MagicCityBorn I would like to know what in the world was the reason behind you writing the statement about me? You don't even know me? I certainly have never heard of you, so why the verbal assualt on me?

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rajiihammr

Jan-09-13 7:43 PM

Worried--- MCB Has been reported. We don't need ad hominem attacks here. Though little else goes on. :-)

This subject; has anybody bothered to check that only the inauguration is paid for by taxpayer money? Another note; believing the US is in financial trouble is like believing you have no money because you ran out of check blanks. John Boehner aside, we are not broke and never will be.

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Missy1

Jan-09-13 9:06 PM

I'll be running through airports that day. I am sure my tax dollars are spent wisely. I won't be around a TV or radio. And hopefully, our pilot won't be drunk.

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Missy1

Jan-09-13 10:01 PM

That's funny. Has Happened. At 58 sometimes a little attention lifts your spirits.

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Missy1

Jan-09-13 10:10 PM

That's funny. Has Happened. At 58 sometimes a little attention lifts your spirits.

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SayWhat

Jan-09-13 10:13 PM

I didn't vote for Obama, but had a Republican won, the same question would be asked I'm sure. So YES it is okay to spend this kind of money on this President, because I would have said YES if it had been Romney.

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rajiihammr

Jan-09-13 10:30 PM

SayWhat----The question wouldn't have been asked if Romney had won.

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Missy1

Jan-09-13 10:44 PM

rajiihammr -They would have asked it. Maybe you & others should start your own paper in Minot. Since your so unhappy, go for it.

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rajiihammr

Jan-10-13 1:10 AM

You people are something to behold. Firstly, this is not a newspaper, this a comment section of a newspaper. I've never read such undemocratic sentiment, even on "yahoo comments" and those people are certifiably insane. Where do you people get off with such comments? Try stepping on to Media Matters for a second and see how well you fair there. Maybe you people need to make an adjustment in attitude...You don't know everything, in fact I'm pretty sure you don't know much. And Henry, 25th's are every bit as important as the first,ask the Misses. And in fact the second Obama inauguration feels even better than the first for me. And I ain't going away. This is kinda fun. See ya around boys and girls!!

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MagicCityBorn

Jan-10-13 1:23 PM

Worried, verbal assault? I'm just calling it like I see it. I'm not the one who types with bad grammar and who typed "their" when you mean there. If you are going to fire back then at least show that you have been properly educated. Raji, do you think you're big and bad because you "reported" me? For what? Worried called me a "dumb ********" because apparently he's back in grade school with that maturity. That's really classy. Henry is right, I read your posts and made my comment and I'm not sorry for what I originally said and I'm entitled to my own free speech the same way you are.

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disgusted

Jan-10-13 4:14 PM

MagicCityBorn, you have to remember that WA is a demcorat and very sensitive. Even though you were right, we have to treat him with kid gloves. It is not fair, but it is life. Hang in there. And keep up the good work.

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-11-13 11:40 AM

h4c please forgive me Capt. sir! I feel so awfully bad sir. Do you want me to go peel some spuds or something sir? Or scrub the latrine sir? Please forgive you high mighty Capt. sir.....blah blah blah Mr. big ego sir....

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locomotive

Jan-11-13 12:29 PM

"Where do you people get off with such comments? Try stepping on to Media Matters for a second and see how well you fair there. Maybe you people need to make an adjustment in attitude...You don't know everything, in fact I'm pretty sure you don't know much."

"Comments" = Free Speech, which all seem to be enjoying well here on the MDN, Rajj included.

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locomotive

Jan-11-13 12:33 PM

Worried, your last post bordered on inane blathering. But I didn't say it was inane blathering, OK?

H4C (or Capt., whichever you prefer), some can't take the heat of the kitchen, but want to serve up instant mashed potatoes whenever it suits them.

Big Truth (ask any potato aficionado): Real is Better than Instant.

And adding a touch of homemade garlic chicken gravy? Priceless!!

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