I was just reading about the crazy-huge inauguration party that Obama is having. The budget for it is $49 million, but the estimated actual cost is around $150 million. I could think of much better ways to allocate taxpayer funds, but I already ranted about that on my other blog.
Here, let’s take a more humorous view of it. The $49M will cover the standard amount of food, security, and other necessary items for a Presidential party. (That still seems very excessive, but whatever.) So Obama is spending an additional $100M for his party.
Let’s see… if I was hosting a party and had an extra $100M to spend, what would I do? That’s so much money that it boggles the mind. I don’t even know where to start.
I’d have the world’s largest nachos buffet, for starters. (Although that could be covered by saving money on the standard food package — you know they’re overpaying for that stuff.) Actually, with all that money, I’d have available ALL the types of food I want. There would be lots of games with fabulous consolation prizes. I’d have huge virtual reality gaming booths, with the latest technology.
I need to start thinking bigger or I’ll never spend that kind of money. Let’s see… I’d buy my own private island. Yeah, that’s it. And I’d have a castle built on my own island. I’d buy my own private plane (along with carbon credits so folks couldn’t complain). And I’d fly all my friends to said island for a massive after-party party that lasted for weeks. They’d all get vacation pay so it won’t hurt to miss work.
I’d probably still have some money left over after that, surprisingly. So I’d build a weather-controlling satellite and take over the world. Wait, maybe I should hold off on that one for a while.
I’d create my own TV station, and it would play only programs approved by me. So of course it would be awesome, and I’d make millions more dollars. 🙂
This could go on for a while, I think. So I’ll stop for now.