From the DU
His Chimperial Highness says he's going to send 35 million bucks to the affected areas, and all the flying monkeys are crowing about what a brave and generous leader he is. But his coronation ceremony next month will cost about that, and will perhaps exceed it. (30 million).
Today the US announced aid to quake stricken Italy.
The United States said Monday it would donate 50,000 dollars in emergency aid to Italy after a powerful earthquake killed at least 100 people.
"We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the earthquake. Our embassy in Rome will provide 50,000 (dollars) in emergency relief funding," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters.
Our new Chimperial Highness spent 170 MILLION for his inauguration then pledges a measly 5oK for Italy. Unlike the writer at DU I know there is no correlation between inauguration costs and disaster relief but the point is I can find nary a peep denouncing this display of tight assedness. Oh, the hypocrisy.