Why not ask for people to donate to charity or to pay down that nasty deficit rather than selling political access?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Planners of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are making an unprecedented solicitation for 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.
Why Mr. President?
Well, Michael Bloomberg could, and just has. Victory Girls provide the story
You’d think under a crisis like Hurricane Sandy, Bloomberg could let up on the food nanny stuff. But oh no. As victims of Sandy starve, Bloomberg is banning food donations from all government-run homeless shelters. Why? Because they can’t verify the salt and fat contents.
So you see, you might be starving to death. But under Bloomy, at least you won’t get fat! That’s something to be thankful for. Right?
In one of NYC’s darkest hours, with resources stretched thin in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is showing his priorities with a ban on food donations to homeless shelters. No, not because of food contamination, but because the city can’t properly assess salt, fat and fiber in donated food and thereby ensure starving people are getting the optimal levels of nutrition. Can’t have dumpy-looking homeless people on the streets! We knew Bloomberg was a health nut, but maybe he’s just anti-food? Maybe put this one to a vote — it’s hard to imagine what harm fresh soup and bagels (two items that have already been turned away) could do to a hungry person.
Fanaticism is a dangerous thing, especially when you combine it with Little Man Syndrome and a runaway ego