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Obama considers corporate
funding for 2013 inauguration

Wall Street Journal, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:CEP, 11/23/2012 2:29:27 PM

President Barack Obama´s fundraising advisers have urged the White House to accept corporate donations for his January 2013 inaugural celebration rather than rely exclusively on weary donors who underwrote his $1 billion re-election effort. People involved in his re-election campaign said White House staff and campaign advisers have been debating whether to accept corporate money to stage the events but haven´t made a final decision.

Comments:
I thought in the world of Obama, corporations were evil?

      

Reply 1 - Posted by: nigella, 11/23/2012 2:40:47 PM     (No. 9030814)

It will be a day of mourning for me...


Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/23/2012 2:44:57 PM     (No. 9030820)

Only the beginning of the article posted at Fox News? It appears that one must click on link to WSJ at bottom for the rest, and that a subscription or login is required to read it.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/23/2012 2:45:52 PM     (No. 9030821)

I would promptly sell any stock I might have in any corporation who contributed to this debacle. Furthermore, Obama, the corporate hater, is showing himself to be the ultimate cynic in even suggesting such a thing.


Reply 4 - Posted by: jar, 11/23/2012 2:47:53 PM     (No. 9030823)

Let the unions pick up the tab.


Reply 5 - Posted by: socaworld, 11/23/2012 2:47:58 PM     (No. 9030825)

This so-called ´´funding´´ will be a thinly-veiled threat to contribute . . .or else. In a democratic state, it´s called crony capitalism. In Obama´s proto-fascist state, it´s The New Normal.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/23/2012 2:49:43 PM     (No. 9030830)

Any company which would help him celebrate would be dead to me.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Emerson, 11/23/2012 2:51:22 PM     (No. 9030835)

Previously posted from the WSJ. Article is by Peter Nicholas.

http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=713051


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/23/2012 2:52:11 PM     (No. 9030837)

How about having a quiet little White House ceremony televized to the nation. That would leave lots of money for the corporations and private donors to do good works on their own.

A second inauguration in these fiscally perilous times is ridiculous.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/23/2012 2:52:45 PM     (No. 9030838)

May I suggest that when referring to the unholy matrix between Obama and Big Business we refer to it as "Crony Socialism", lest we besmirch the good name of real capitalism.

Words matter.


Reply 10 - Posted by: hermit, 11/23/2012 2:57:46 PM     (No. 9030841)

Thank you #8.....that´s what I was going to say.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Lcomstaff10, 11/23/2012 3:07:50 PM     (No. 9030853)

Prev. posted at
http://lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=713051



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