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    Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    A new report by iWatch claims the Obama administration gave 200 of its biggest campaign donors key assignments within the government or granted their business interests with federal contracts.

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was pressed about the issue at the White House briefing Wednesday and said that giving money doesn't qualify someone for a post, but also doesn't disqualify them and that decisions were based on merit.

    "You asked me about supporters of the president who may have been donors who have gotten positions and I would point out to the fact that the people who got those positions got then because of their credentials. They also happen to be donors in some cases. There are obviously numerous and far many more cases of people who weren't donors who were appointed the jobs," Carney said.



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    We hear the reason the "GOP" is supposedly so terrible is that they will screw the little guy in favor of big donors. Hey, guess what...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    EVIL Republicans will start illegal wars without permission...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    The GOP will ignore the will of the people and force the public to live as they demand...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    So my question is, where are the "liberals" that spend post after post telling us about the above threats... where are you when it's your guy doing it?
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    THEY ARE ALL DOING IT!

    It's a rigged game.
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Damn, I'm furious, sounds like every administration ever.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We hear the reason the "GOP" is supposedly so terrible is that they will screw the little guy in favor of big donors. Hey, guess what...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    EVIL Republicans will start illegal wars without permission...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    The GOP will ignore the will of the people and force the public to live as they demand...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    So my question is, where are the "liberals" that spend post after post telling us about the above threats... where are you when it's your guy doing it?
    What, exactly is iWatch? That doesn't even sound credible.

    I'm interested to know of these 200 "key positions" given away. 200. That's an awful lot of "key positions" to have.

    I'm guessing this piece of candy you found has been largely taken out of context and distorted to fit a certain bias.

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by makkam View Post
    What, exactly is iWatch? That doesn't even sound credible.

    I'm interested to know of these 200 "key positions" given away. 200. That's an awful lot of "key positions" to have.

    I'm guessing this piece of candy you found has been largely taken out of context and distorted to fit a certain bias.
    The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy and committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world. The Center's mission is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable. Located in Washington, DC, the Center for Public Integrity has conducted investigations into many topics; the environment, public health, public accountability, federal and state lobbying, war profiteering, and financial disclosure, all of which have a public integrity component.
    In 1997, the Center launched the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists(ICIJ), a project of the Center for Public Integrity that globally extends the Center’s watchdog style of journalism in the public interest by marshaling the talents of the world’s leading investigative reporters.
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    why, its practically as bad as exclusive contracts for known business associates while serving as vice president.
    Review launched on payments Army made to KBR over auditor objections | iWatch News

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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    why, its practically as bad as exclusive contracts for known business associates while serving as vice president.
    Review launched on payments Army made to KBR over auditor objections | iWatch News
    And what was the result of that review?

    Also did you know that they are still getting new contracts, even though evil old Dick Cheney and Co are long gone?
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    Meh, it's hardly scandalous for presidents to reward big donors with a job. That's been standard practice in politics as long as I can remember.
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Uhh, we've been telling you this for years, MrV. You've just filtered that out because it doesn't fit with your view on liberals.
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    Re: Report Claims White House Gave Kickback Administration Jobs to Donors

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We hear the reason the "GOP" is supposedly so terrible is that they will screw the little guy in favor of big donors. Hey, guess what...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    EVIL Republicans will start illegal wars without permission...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    The GOP will ignore the will of the people and force the public to live as they demand...

    Obama's the one doing it.

    So my question is, where are the "liberals" that spend post after post telling us about the above threats... where are you when it's your guy doing it?
    I see, I see! Let me get this straight. Are you angry because it appears that Obama is actually doing what Republicans do. He's acting like a Republican. Rotten to the core and no moral backbone. You should vote for this guy. He's more Republican than Mitt Romney.

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