Guess what? According to Hot Air, a large chunk of the cost of the inauguration of Obama (total cost estimated at $170,000,000 at last count) is being paid for with donations from – wait for it – the recently bailed-out Wall Street executives and employees.
Friends, those people aren’t donating out of the kindness of their hearts. They expect a return on their investment.
Of course, they’re getting it.
Those donations came out of your pocket and mine.
It’s also interesting to note that Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the organizations that brought us the financial crash, donated to many politicians before the crash. Number 2 on that list (in terms of dollars given) was – you guessed it – Barack Obama.
Isn’t this juxtaposition of dollars and influence interesting?