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Royal wedding cost 30 million

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Seems like taxpayers are getting a royal sc ----ing.
     
  2. g7777777

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    Heck the american news networks are spending that much money I bet

    What a waste of ts time- and yet americans who care about news at all get it mainly from TV

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. Beretta687EELL

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    These things generate huge amounts of revenue to businesses ... they pay taxes on the profit and their employees pay taxes on their income. The state actually makes way more than they are paying out. Bill Malcolm
     
  4. recurvyarcher

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    Thanks, Bill...you took the words right out of my mouth. And not to mention the tourism that this event will create. Not just for the event, but for years to come. England knows that royalty is their main point of attraction.
     
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    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Kav0FEhtLug" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
  6. dave1

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    Who's getting married????
     
  7. g7777777

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    How much tourism can you get for this event? This is an island

    lol

    Gene
     
  8. GW22

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    I heard that Prince William spends $25,000 a year travelling to shoots.

    -Gary
     
  9. stokinpls

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    Ken Starr spent only 10 million more, and it was a LOT more entertaining.
     
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    Actual current cost estimates between 32 and 34 million. Additional impact on economy by the same study - 1 Billion... While math's not my strong suit, I'd say the British taxpayers are getting a bargain.

    And the estimates on viewers 2.5 Billion - out of what, 6-7 billion people total? Is it substantive, no - however interest and entertainment wise, this is a big deal.

    Most of us on this forum would likley prefer to be on a trap line while the nuptuals are being said - however most of us, whether by our own accord or that of our spouse, will likely be confronted with a television turned on during that time...
     
  11. gdbabin

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    That is one pricy commoner!!



    I like his taste.


    Guy B.
     
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    Who cares
     
  13. halfmile

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    Brits get off easy. The Anointed One's inauguration cost 170 Million.

    And that's according to the MSM. (link)

    HM
     
  14. oldgahchamp

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    How come the obamas were not invited? Wooops, I forgot. They only invited people with CLASS! That saved the US Taxpayers about $10 for a wedding present and $20 million to transport the obamas and their staff. Larry
     
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    That was priceless.

    Don Verna
     
  16. Janet

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    I have to admit, I watched the wedding this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it.

    It doesn't seem possible that 30 years ago I watched his Mom and Dad get
    married.

    Anyway, what a cute couple.
     
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    This wedding is not paid for with tax dollars. The tab is paid from the private coffers of the royal family and the bride's family.(Who made a fortune from coal mining.)
     
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    Coulda been much better and more wisely spent on damn near anything else...IMHO
     
  19. pdq

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    This is going to generate so much tax revenue base on the UK VAT that they should do one of these every year.

    Hey -- maybe that's the way of solving our deficit problem.

    Pete
     
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    REALY WHO CARES
     
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