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    DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during Obama

    DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during Obama visit | Fox News

    Amazing! The guy raises 2 million dollars and the DNV refuses to reimburse the city for the costs it incurred during a fundraising stop.

    Gordon Joseloff, the first selectman of Westport, says he was informed this week the town's request to have the DNC and Obama for America cover the $14,812 the city paid in police and fire overtime was denied. The president traveled to the area on Aug. 6 to attend a fundraiser in Stamford and a $35,800 per person dinner at the Westport home of movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
    And apparently there is a pattern of this...

    This isn't the first time local officials have gotten in a dispute over payments for security costs to accommodate presidential candidates. The city of Newport Beach, Calif., for months has been trying to get the Obama campaign to pay $35,000 in security costs for a fundraiser earlier this year. According to the Los Angeles Times, though, the Romney campaign did reimburse the city for security costs at a Republican fundraiser.
    Is the DNC hurting for money this bad?
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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Is the DNC hurting for money this bad?
    Apparently so. Do you think the DNC will ever get wise the fact that folks smart enough to make a lot of money can also recognize when they are getting ripped off?
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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Part of the Democratic philosophy is "Let someone else pay my way". They should have seen this coming.
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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    And you can of course prove that the RNC does not do the same right?
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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during Obama visit | Fox News

    Amazing! The guy raises 2 million dollars and the DNV refuses to reimburse the city for the costs it incurred during a fundraising stop.

    And apparently there is a pattern of this...

    Is the DNC hurting for money this bad?
    I think it's just plain wrong. Cities have their budgets torn apart when the President visits -- whether for fundraising or on political business.
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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think it's just plain wrong. Cities have their budgets torn apart when the President visits -- whether for fundraising or on political business.
    that is not rational financial behavior
    there are wants and there are needs
    providing the additional city resources for something that is not sponsored by the city is fiscally irresponsible
    no matter whether the politician is dem, republican or foreign
    when they and their entourage realize that they are no longer going to benefit from additional security that was being paid by others, they will either do without, fund the local security costs, or not make the trip
    'problem' solved
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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And you can of course prove that the RNC does not do the same right?
    Yep, same article said Romney reimbursed the city... funny thing is ... it was in the OP.

    Last line of the second quote

    Quote Originally Posted by LA Times Article quoted above

    According to the Los Angeles Times, though, the Romney campaign did reimburse the city for security costs at a Republican fundraiser.
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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And you can of course prove that the RNC does not do the same right?
    1. Obfuscation

    2. Off topic

    3. We DO have the PROOF about the Dims.

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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Lurker View Post
    1. Obfuscation

    2. Off topic

    3. We DO have the PROOF about the Dims.

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    You call it obfuscation when anybody says anything remotely critical of Republicans.

    Here, how about this:

    Minn. Counties Waiting For State GOP To Pay Bills « CBS Minnesota

    The GOP in Minnesota is hurting for cash, largely because of their own stupidity. They are in danger of being evicted from their headquarters because they've neglected to pay their rent.

    So now we have proof about the GOP.


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    Re: DNC refuses to reimburse town for thousands of dollars of overtime costs during O

    Quote Originally Posted by Another Lurker View Post
    1. Obfuscation

    2. Off topic

    3. We DO have the PROOF about the Dims.
    I stand by my original post and add another number 1 ... more obfuscation (and STILL off topic)

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