While United States citizens struggle to make ends meet during the recession and wondering where their next family meal is coming from, the Obama family, friends and associates will be enjoying there grandest party at our expense.
Here’s what your hard earned tax dollars are paying for this weekend, but never fear folks you can join in on the fun, that is, if you can afford to give away more of your money; a half a million to be exact.
The biggest party in Washington D.C.is well organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee and they promise to give those who can pay an unforgettable experience, cha’ching. According to Wall Street Journal’s, Market Watch’s reporter, Charles Passy, he says the swanky inauguration weekend can be yours for a cool $500,000, but you do won’t get to meet Obama.
Fact: You don’t need to spend a dime to attend the presidential inauguration ceremony.
Organizer’s asked themselves, “If you want to have the ultimate inauguration weekend what would it be?” This is what they came up with for those wanting to enjoy the event. A $250,000 Washington Premium Partner Access Package gets you a couple of seats to the ball and into some nice private parties and the Children’s Party with Katie Couric which is a big ticket item.
Stay at the Ritz Carlton “West Wing” Package for $201,300 and includes an inaugural necklace and you get to have your own ball there with 75 people and a 5 course meal. Top that package off with a $7,500 you will get Inaugural Committee Medallion Set.
Swearing In Ceremony Inaugural tickets are not for sale, you must be a congressman or invited guest; however, the tickets do pop up on Craigslist and other websites anyway selling for $15,000. Perhaps that is one way for a hard working citizen to recoup their tax money. Passy says, “Technically tickets are not for sale.”
The ceremony is free to the public and you can watch it at the National Mall in Washington D.C. along with thousands of other guests or watch it live on national television.
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