Originally Posted by Iowanian
So you're saying the Bush Inauguration cost $158mil and Obama 1 cost $170 mil.
Can't wait to see the invoices roll in from this one.
Yes that is correct. Obama did get around $54 million in donations in 2009. So minus donations Bush's second inauguration cost taxpayers $115 million and Obama's first cost $116 million with triple the people showing up.
Estimates for Obama 1 crowd were around 1.5 million. The latest estimate was around 700,000 showed up this time.