What would you do with $150 million? Support several charities? Pay off some significant debt? Nope. Lets throw a party. Thats the cost estimate I read this morning for the inaguration, 150 mil. Some of it ($41 mil) "private" supposedly not from special interest groups (yeah, right). The rest was/ will be paid for by...hold your breath...us. The US taxpayer. Unemployment is at recent record highs and climbing. The country (well, the Army and Marine Corps anyway) are at war, there are unprecedented bailouts, and we face a deteriorating economic situation in our Country. Why, why, why would we choose to spend our money on this? The inauguration needs to be done right, I got it. Security and ceremony must be first class. Absolutely. But c'mon, 150 million? Leadership is doing the right thing for the ones you support and lead. Discipline is doing the right thing when no one is looking. Guess its up to us individually to decide if this lives up to either.