. . . The more they stay the same. Wall Street is biggest donor to Obama's $50 million inaugural. Wall Street Is Big Donor to Inauguration - WSJ.com Now, if I had promised change what I would do is invite the Chief Justice to the Oval Office and take the oath there and then give a televised speech to the nation. That's it, the Constitution doesn't require a lavish $50 million party in a time of economic hardship for most people. Obama, empty suit Change, empty word.