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Obama's Inauguration, by the numbers

(excerpts below, full text here)

The 56th Presidential Inauguration was more open and accessible than any other in history. To help you understand the scale of it all, we’ve broken down the Inauguration by the numbers…

1,120,000: Metro train rides taken on January 20th, setting a new record for one-day ridership.

Over 13,000: Service events organized in response to President Obama’s call to service.

13,000: Participants marched in the Inaugural Parade.

8,000: Members of America’s police departments provided security on Inauguration Day.

58: Agencies collaborated on the security for the Inauguration.

10:
Jumbo screens on the National Mall broadcasted inaugural events.

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 23rd, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Who pays for all those policemen & women that were provided for security? Who payed for the jumbo screens? Taxpayers?
enjoybeing
Jan. 23rd, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Inauguration events funded by donors, not tax payers
Most of the inauguration events are funded by donors.
Here's the list of donors for Obama's inauguration.

I also read that the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has a budget to pay for the actual swearing-in ceremony, which comes from a Congressional appropriation. This year the Committee was actually budgeted $10,000 LESS taxpayer dollars than was budgeted for Bush's second inauguration in 2005. The rest is paid for by volunteer donors...
(Anonymous)
Jan. 23rd, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
That doesn't answer my question of who pays for the 8,000 policemen and women?
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