Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Debt and Dances

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a huge fan of our dear ol' President Elect. It's not that I haven't tried to like him and support him - I mean, he is the leader of our country - but as soon as I begin to settle in to the idea of him being an OK guy - someone the country can "deal with" for the next 4 years - he does something else so.....not OK that I just lose all faith I had.
Here is today's especial pet-peeve:
As we all know the presidential inauguration is coming up and with it comes the grand inauguration ball. This is a huge party for all of Washington's elect to celebrate the new president - kind of a way to kick off the new term.
Don't get me wrong - I think it's a nice tradition. Who doesn't want to celebrate such a great achievement and such an exciting chapter in a person's and a country's life?
The problem I have is spending $150 million on the party.

That's right, our nation is in a recession and it's leaders are spending $150 million on a party!!!
It is rumored that the new First Lady will be wearing a "regal colored, one shoulder gown" and all of the designers are dying to dress her.

When President Bush had his ball he spent less and the entire country was criticizing like crazy!
All they could say about it is, "We could be spending that money on other things that would be important to the country - research, poverty, unemployment, 3rd world countries...."
Now that it is Obama everyone is alright with his budget, in fact, they are encouraging it!!
Jon has lived in Washington DC and he is always telling me how beautiful and amazing everything is there, and I have watched the PBS special on the White House. I know how beautiful and majestic it is there - so what do they need to do as far as decorations? Now, they are gong to have some gourmet food for a lot of people and stuff like that - but $150 million is more than most normal American families live off of in years!!
So here's what I'm saying, we are in a recession, we are all trying to budget and be frugal - why doesn't our President elect have the same standards? Why can he go around spending money on parties??
Just something to think about..............
-Sorry about the ranting and raving guys! I'm just annoyed!


Shellee said...

I'm with you on this one. Especially since this money could be used for SO much more. State and City Governments are laying off people for lack of funds and our "Already thinks he's President" throws a party for himself. Just a reminder of what's to come in the next 4 years.

Rob and Kimmie said...

I like how you think! I have a fellow friend who is interested in politics like me! I love that! I couldn't agree with you more on this!

Steve and Steph said...

Hey I didn't know you have a blog! How fun! All I have to say about your comments is word! I totally agree with you! Re-freakin-diculous!

Jim and Brooke said...

I found your blog!! Way cute!
I didn't know you competed in pageants. Way cool!

Completely agree with the over spending theory!
I was already angry about the abortion law he promised to sign, among other things, and now this!
I keep having to remind myself that there is still hope, and not to worry, but it seems hard with this man leading us all!

Harding Family said...

My name is Miken Hunt, I grew up with your husband!!! I LOVE JON I love them all. Tell him hi for me. I'm so happy you married such a fun and amazing guy! I found you off Niki's blog from my parents. Good luck in life and have fun! You are beautiful-Jon married well!:)

Brenden+Nikki said...

AMEN. I heard on the news this morning that in order to help "budget" they were going to skip the flower arrangements. Good to know they are making such glorious efforts to keep costs down. How will they possibly get by without the roses and peonies? AND I also heard that the excess will have to be paid by who else - taxpayers. Wonderful.

Lynnette Beatty said...

Yes, Dearie, I totally agree with you! It's nice you have the courage to speak your mind! Mama Beatty