Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 43

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

  1. #31
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    There will only be 2 Inaugural Balls on January 21st in a measure to cut back on the costs. There are usually around 10.
    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.....snip~

    Yeah that's what they said on the Dec 7th......guess some of those donors helped on deciding just how many there will be.

  2. #32
    Guru
    Carleen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New Jersey
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:27 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    3,617

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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.....snip~

    Yeah that's what they said on the Dec 7th......guess some of those donors helped on deciding just how many there will be.
    I read in today's paper, only two.

  3. #33
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    I read in today's paper, only two.
    Oh.....I was going by your other link. Which is why I copied that over again. As my piece was from a later date. I didn't see that they had decided. So if ya got a link it would be appreciated. Also did Obama say what he wanted the People to Volunteer for? U know, for this National Weekend of Service he is asking from the American People?

  4. #34
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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





    WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce will sing the national anthem at President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony.

    The committee planning the Jan. 21 event also announced Wednesday that Kelly Clarkson will perform "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James Taylor will sing "America the Beautiful" at the swearing-in ceremony on the Capitol's west front.....snip~

    Beyonce, Clarkson to perform at Obama inauguration - Yahoo! News

  5. #35
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    $1 Million Donations Wanted for Obama Inauguration.....

    Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access.

    The changes are part of a continuing erosion of Obama's pledge to keep donors and special interests at arm's length of his presidency. He has abandoned the policy from his first inauguration to accept donations up to only $50,000 from individuals, announcing last month that he would take unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations.

    A fundraising appeal obtained by The Associated Press shows the Presidential Inaugural Committee is going far beyond Obama's previous self-imposed limits and is looking to blow away modern American presidential inauguration fundraising records by offering donors four VIP packages named after the country's founding fathers.

    The shifts underscore Obama's evolving stance on changing how business is conducted in Washington. He criticized pay-for-access privileges during his first campaign, and after coming into office he pledged to have the most transparent administration in history. The president once shunned lobbyists but later gave some waivers to work for his administration. Once a vocal opponent of super political action committees — which can spend as much money as they can raise to help candidates — Obama later embraced them when faced with the mountain of cash spent by allies of his Republican campaign challengers.

    Donors at the "Washington" level are offered "premium partner access" for a minimum donation of $250,000 from individuals and $1 million from corporations. The package includes four tickets to the inaugural ball, an in-demand perk with just two being held this year on inauguration night. Inaugural planners also offered $60 tickets for members of the general public, but they sold out quickly Sunday night. Tickets to the Commander In Chiefs Ball are free for invited members of the military and other guests.

    Other perks of the Washington package include two bleacher seats to the parade, a VIP reception at a Candle Light Celebration on inauguration eve, tickets to a children's concert, co-chairs reception and a "Road Ahead" meeting featuring members of the president's finance team Saturday and tickets to a benefactors' reception to kick off the weekend.

    The "Adams" package also promises premium partner access for $150,000 from individuals and $500,000 from corporations. It offers two tickets to the ball but not the parade bleacher seats and some other reception access.

    Donors are offered "special partner access" that still includes ball tickets and the Candle Light Celebration at the National Building Museum for donations of $75,000 for individuals and $250,000 for corporations at the "Jefferson" level and $10,000 and $100,000 at the "Madison" level.

    More than 400 individuals and a handful of corporations have so far contributed $200 or more to the committee, according to the online list. The rolling disclosure goes beyond the law that requires that donations be disclosed within 90 days of the inauguration.

    But the list of donors being posted online is limited. It contains only names of people and companies who contributed, and offers no information on how much each donor gave. There is also no hint at the donors' occupations or where they're from.

    An AP review of those names, combined with government records and White House visitor logs, found more than 30 inauguration benefactors who apparently have had private meetings with Obama's advisers, dined at state dinners or attended holiday parties with the president in attendance.

    The $1 million donations sought by Obama's inaugural committee far surpass the record $250,000-range in contributions made by corporations and affluent financiers during the inaugurations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and appear to the be the highest in the history of American presidential inaugurations, several inauguration analysts say.....snip~

    $1 Million Donations Wanted for Obama Inauguration - Yahoo! News
    More here, way more!

    Nothing exceeds like excess when it comes to Washington.....but now Obama still don't want to let you know where those donor are coming from. All this and after he just got done saying he didn't have a Spending Problem!

  6. #36
    Guru
    Diogenes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Seen
    10-11-13 @ 06:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,980

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    $1 Million Donations Wanted for Obama Inauguration.....

    Planners of President Barack Obama's second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access.
    Obama principles for governing: Never let a crisis go to waste. And never waste an opportunity to create a crisis atmosphere...
    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
    - Abraham Lincoln

  7. #37
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NJ
    Last Seen
    08-02-17 @ 02:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    13,375

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

    Oh Obama...the Christian and uniter...

    For First Time Ever… Obama to Use Civil Rights Activist and Not Clergy to Deliver Benediction at Inauguration
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 9:10 AM
    It’s an Obama world.

    Myrlie Evers-Williams (News One)

    For the first time ever Barack Obama will use a lay person and not a clergy member to deliver the benediction at the 2013 Inauguration.
    The Washington Post reported:

    President Obama has picked Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights icon Medgar Evers, to deliver the invocation at his public swearing-in later this month. It is believed to be the first time a woman, and a layperson rather than a clergy member, has been chosen to deliver what may be America’s most prominent public prayer.

    The inaugural committee Tuesday plans to announce that the benediction will be given by conservative evangelical pastor Louie Giglio, founder of the student-focused Passion Conferences, which draw tens of thousands of people to events around the world.

    The contrasting choice of speakers are typical of a president who has walked a sometimes complicated path when it comes to religion — working to be inclusive to the point that critics at times have questioned his faith.

    In a statement released by the inaugural committee, the president said the careers of Evers-Williams and Giglio “reflect the ideals that the Vice President and I continue to pursue for all Americans – justice, equality and opportunity.”

    For First Time Ever… Obama to Use Civil Rights Activist and Not Clergy to Deliver Benediction at Inauguration | The Gateway Pundit


    so many code words.. so little time...

  8. #38
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Chicago Illinois
    Last Seen
    10-14-15 @ 09:28 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    56,981

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Obama principles for governing: Never let a crisis go to waste. And never waste an opportunity to create a crisis atmosphere...
    Indeed my brutha.....now you are knowing how the mind of a Progressive community activist works!

    But the list of donors being posted online is limited. It contains only names of people and companies who contributed, and offers no information on how much each donor gave. There is also no hint at the donors' occupations or where they're from.

    An AP review of those names, combined with government records and White House visitor logs, found more than 30 inauguration benefactors who apparently have had private meetings with Obama's advisers, dined at state dinners or attended holiday parties with the president in attendance.

    The $1 million donations sought by Obama's inaugural committee far surpass the record $250,000-range in contributions made by corporations and affluent financiers during the inaugurations of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and appear to the be the highest in the history of American presidential inaugurations, several inauguration analysts say.....snip~


    Though I am surprised that they don't say anything about this. But then it's like Benghazi they don'ts want to talk about hoping it will goes away.

  9. #39
    Guru
    Diogenes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Seen
    10-11-13 @ 06:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,980

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    But the list of donors being posted online is limited. It contains only names of people and companies who contributed, and offers no information on how much each donor gave. There is also no hint at the donors' occupations or where they're from.
    Or how much taxpayer largesse the donor expects to receive in return. That would make interesting reading...
    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
    - Abraham Lincoln

  10. #40
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Last Seen
    09-18-16 @ 03:33 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    12,029

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapunzel52 View Post
    Corporations and profit BAD...unless they give to Obama.
    So Obama isn't a marxist after all. Make up your mind -- you rightwingers are getting your discredited memes all mixed up.

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •