The Chosen One lies?
WSJ: Obama Breaks Pledge on Inauguration Donations
Friday, January 9, 2009 12:14 PM
By: Jim Meyers Article Font Size
A full 90 percent of donations to fund Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration have come from well-heeled fundraisers — including Wall Street executives whose companies have received federal bailout money.
A total of 207 fundraisers have collected $24.8 million of the $27.3 million in donations disclosed by Obama through Thursday, according to an analysis by Public Citizen commissioned by The Wall Street Journal.
Slightly more than 2,000 donors accounted for the $27.3 million raised, but 378 of those people each contributed the maximum $50,000 allowed by Obama, raising almost 70 percent of the total, or $18.9 million, the analysis found.
Wall Street employees have been the largest single source of private donations, and many of the contributions have been channeled through financial-services executives who have put together bundles of donations worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“The preponderance of large donors and the fact that so many come from an industry receiving government handouts comes as the president-elect has sought to keep his inauguration free of special interests,” The Journal observed.
Bundlers from the financial sector include executives from Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., two firms that have accepted billions of dollars each in bailout money from the federal government.
Obama’s presidential campaign smashed all previous fundraising records, raking in more than an astounding $650 million from some 3 million donors.
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Here is response to an Uppity Woman's post that I just had to share.
Author: Grail GuardianComment:
One in the same, Uppity. Really instills confidence, doesn't it? This guy doesn't know where his illegal alien aunt got off to (while he was a sitting US Senator sworn to uphold the Constitution), didn't know his preacher of 20 years was spewing anti-American bile, didn't know Bill Ayers was a domestic terrorist, didn't know Blagojevich was tainted, didn't know his Palestinian buddies were sending him illegal campaign contributions, didn't know his Chief of Staff appointee was negotiating the sale of his former Senate seat, didn't know Tony Rezko was a crook - for crying out loud! When was the last time someone that knows so little and has so little control of his surroundings was elected President of the United States?