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    Why do we need an inauguration for an already sitting re-elected President?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    So Obama WAS a socialist, but now is a Wall Street Insider.

    Got it. The ever changing memes of the tea party are a kaleidoscopic sight to behold.

    No Obama is a Progressive and that means he is about taking money from others who have more than he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Why do we need an inauguration for an already sitting re-elected President?
    Another cover for laundering money?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    No Obama is a Progressive and that means he is about taking money from others who have more than he does.
    I don't think progressives really care about whether the source of the money has more than they do, they just want more...more...more....more.
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    Re: Obama Inauguration Committee Opens Doors Door To Unlimited Corporate Donations...

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Another cover for laundering money?
    Makes as much sense as any other reason.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    I don't think progressives really care about whether the source of the money has more than they do, they just want more...more...more....more.
    Either way with Obama keeping an Open White house this will cost us even more money. As you can see he was so concerned about the Country that he still wants a Party. Not he will take these Donations. I just wonder if Spielberg and His Co owned Production Companies will all be in Attendance?

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    Re: Obama Inauguration Committee Opens Doors Door To Unlimited Corporate Donations...



    A solid chunk of the tab for the 57th inauguration next month will be picked up by loyal supporters and other private donors, as it has been for years. In 2009, Obama raised $53 million in private money for his inauguration, when a record 1.8 million people braved the winter chill to see him take his place in history as America's first black president.

    The official activities will span three days, starting with a National Day of Service on Jan. 19 and culminating on Jan. 21 with the swearing-in, the parade and the balls. Last time, it was four days of events.

    As for those inaugural balls, there won't be as many. There were 10 official balls four years ago, but this time around a source close to the inaugural planning says there will be fewer balls, though no final number has been decided yet.

    Unlike four years ago, he now is accepting money from corporations to help pay for the festivities, and there are no limits on those donations. In 2009, the presidential inaugural committee capped individual donations at $50,000. Lobbyists and political action committees will still be banned from making donations.

    Besides the balls and the traditional parade, private money also would pay for items such as giant TV screens on the mall for the swearing-in and thousands of portable toilets.

    The other gigantic part of the tab is all the security. That's picked up by taxpayers, but it's harder to put a complete dollar figure on security. The Secret Service says it doesn't discuss those costs. In 2009, the federal government reimbursed the District of Columbia $44 million for the inauguration. That was just for city costs, not Secret Service or military personnel.

    The district's reimbursement included about $24 million paid to the Metropolitan Police Department, which hosted about 4,000 officers from surrounding jurisdictions. It also covered some $7 million for communications, call centers, fire and emergency medical services support costs. An additional $3 million was spent on repaving Pennsylvania Avenue for the parade, as well as for bus and traffic operations.

    For this inaugural, some public money has already been set aside.

    —The Architect of the Capitol has $4.2 million to spruce up the Capitol grounds for the swearing-in ceremony on the west front. That money also pays for the inaugural platform under construction, along with bleachers, and barricades.

    —Nearly $2 million has been approved for U.S. Capitol Police.

    —$1.2 million has been budgeted for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, which stages the day's activities on the Capitol grounds, including the traditional inaugural luncheon for the president and vice president. The menu at the luncheon four years ago featured seafood stew, duck, sour cherry chutney and apple cinnamon spongecake......snip~

    Big price for inaugural pomp; much private money - Yahoo! News


    But the Tickets are free for anyone that would to attend! How do you like the Nation not knowing what it cost for Secret Service and the Military just for a Presidents re-election. Is there some reason we need to waste money over a Re-election of the Same Man to the Same Office? Better yet how does the left like spening all this money for Pomp and Ceremony?

    Waste not, but only for a minute or two.....Right?

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    Re: Obama Inauguration Committee Opens Doors Door To Unlimited Corporate Donations...

    Shades of the bribery menu of Randall "Duke" Cunningham!

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    Re: Obama Inauguration Committee Opens Doors Door To Unlimited Corporate Donations...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Shades of the bribery menu of Randall "Duke" Cunningham!
    Nah.....more like the Shades of Eddie Murphy and Party ALL the Time!

    Do you think all those on the left will actually go out and volunteer their time?

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    Re: Obama Inauguration Committee Opens Doors Door To Unlimited Corporate Donations...

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    The identities of all donors will be posted regularly on the committee’s website, she said. Lobbyists and political action committees won’t be allowed to contribute. Corporations with outstanding loans from the Troubled Asset Relief Program also will be prohibited from making donations.

    The contribution policy was reported earlier by Politico.

    Donors contributed about $45 million to Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Obama banned corporate cash then, and accepted a maximum of $50,000 per donor.

    Democrats restricted corporate contributions for their September national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the host committee fell about $12.5 million short of its fundraising target

    Obama’s inaugural speech, and the evening balls will be held on Jan. 21. Obama will officially take the oath of office the day before, which is a Sunday. He will ask Americans to volunteer on Jan. 19 in their communities as a national day of service.....snip~

    Obama Inaugural Panel to Take Unlimited Corporate Funds - Bloomberg
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    There will only be 2 Inaugural Balls on January 21st in a measure to cut back on the costs. There are usually around 10.

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