Thursday, July 29, 2010
In Defense of Chelsea Clinton's Wedding, Its Good For The Economy!
The internet is all buzzing over the cost of Chelsea Clinton's wedding. Yes, the figures throw out are mind boggling. reported between 2 and 6 million dollars. Its all guestimates, no one really knows the cost. Chelsea's parents are millionaires. Her dad is a former president and her mother is secretary of state...and she's an only child. We all know that only children have great weddings. The Clinton's only have to do it once, so they can afford to give her a dream wedding.
Chelsea has managed to stay out of the spotlight, out of trouble and without a whiff of scandal associated with her. Her parents shielded her from the spotlight and all we know of Chelsea is what we see in smiling pictures.
Chelsea's Wedding Is Good For The US Economy!
We've heard her dress MAY be a Vera Wang. Vera Wang dresses are made domestically in Akron, Ohio. Not many wedding dresses are made domestically.
The money spent on food, music, photography, limos, transportation, invitations and whatever will all trickle down into the community. This means jobs for the locals. The money earned will help pay rent, make car payments, pay medical bills, buy school clothes and feed their families.
The news media and tourists wanting to get a close up look at the wedding preparations will inundate the wedding town. They'll buy gasoline, eat at the local restaurants, shop in the local stores and stay in the hotels. They'll bring money into the area which in turn will bring in more workers and those workers will have money for their family's needs.
The wedding guests will have to travel to the wedding and have to have lodgings. They'll also be spending money...maybe they'll rent a car or take a cab or be bussed to the wedding. Maybe they'll spend a few extra days in town sightseeing and relaxing. That means jobs and money going back into the community. Its all a trickle down effect, the end result is that the average Joe will benefit.
None of us will ever get invited to a wedding on this scale, nor will we ever know anyone who has had a wedding on this scale. Yup, it IS mind boggling, especially for those who are trying to scrape together a couple of hundred dollars to pay for their wedding, or pay their rent or feed their kids.
We shouldn't be jealous of Chelsea: she went through hell when her Dad was president. Imagine the most embarrassing thing your parents ever did, then imagine it as headlines all around the world. She had to be mortified, she had to be upset and she had to be really pissed off. Maybe this is Bill's way of making it up to her. Or maybe its just the way a couple feels their child DESERVES to be married in an opulent wedding.
There will always be the people who have money and then the rest of us. The Clinton's earned their money. They are entitled to spend their money any way they want. We'll get to devour every detail of the wedding that gets leaked like we all did when Princess Diana married Prince Charles. We'll get to find out what a couple of millions buy when it comes to a wedding. The locals will get a paycheck. And that is all good.