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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 10:53 PM

NY Times: For Corporate Donors, Inauguration Details

I am disgusted and appalled by the way the Administration is handling funding of the inaugural ceremonies.

[font size=5]For Corporate Donors, Inauguration Details[/font][br /]
[font size=3 color="light blue"]By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG[/font][br /]
[font size=1 color="grey"]Published: December 8, 2012[/font]

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s finance team is offering corporations and other institutions that contribute $1 million exclusive access to an array of inaugural festivities, including tickets to a “benefactors reception,” a children’s concert, a candlelight celebration at the National Building Museum, two reserved parade bleacher seats and four tickets to the president’s official inaugural ball.

The offerings are detailed in an online inaugural fund-raising solicitation provided to The New York Times by an Obama fund-raiser. The document describes four packages that Mr. Obama’s finance team can sell, with differing levels of access depending on the level of contribution. Individuals who contribute $250,000 will receive the same package as million-dollar “institutional donors,” which could include corporations, philanthropies, foundations and unions.

The financing arrangements are a departure from Mr. Obama’s policy in 2009, when he refused corporate donations altogether and capped individual contributions at $50,000. As in 2009, Mr. Obama will not be accepting money from lobbyists or political action committees.

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. . . Mr. Obama’s decision has drawn criticism from good-government advocates, who accuse him of abandoning his pledge to keep big money out of politics.

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Read full article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/us/politics/obama-team-outlines-four-corporate-donor-packages-for-inauguration.html

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chillfactor Dec 2012 #1
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Response to markpkessinger (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:05 PM

1. oh give it a rest already.....

better corporations fund the inaguration than the taxpayers......so they get some perks.....for $1,000,000 I would expect some perks as well....

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:13 PM

2. I agree with you!

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:32 PM

3. Totally Agree with you

 

Since when did people expect other people and large corporations to be selfless?

Unless they are doing a hell of a lot of volunteer work for free and want to remain anonymous they're being very unrealistic.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:55 AM

4. National civic ceremonies _should_ be funded by taxpayers n/t

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