Taxpayers 'Curious' About Kennedy Party Price Tag

Taxpayers 'Curious' About Kennedy Party Price Tag

Pres. Barack Obama led the singing of “Happy Birthday” for Sen. Ted Kennedy this past weekend. It was part of a huge belated 77th birthday party for the senior senator in Washington, but the star-studded celebration has made several people curious.

William from Sturbridge asks: “How much did it cost us taxpayers to throw this elaborate birthday party for Kennedy when the economy is so bad?”

The answer is zero taxpayer dollars. The Kennedy Center says all the performers and presenters for Sunday night’s festivities donated their time, and the remaining costs were paid for by private donations.

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