2013 inauguration costs: Could it be 220 million, and if so, how does that stack up to previous inaugurations?
I saw someone post on Facebook that the 2013 inauguration cost the “American taxpayers” 220 million.
Could it have cost that much? If so, how would that total stack up compared to previous inaugurations? I am thinking of the grandeur of the Reagans, during the big spending days (although granted the total would be less, unless we take into consideration the increase of inflation and costs in general).
Not that I intend to argue with the person that posted it, as I usually avoid those arguments on FB when I can, but I am just curious and it does seem like a huge figure, if possible.
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