Skip to comments.Rolling Stone: Obama Solicits Designers to Work - Unpaid - on ... Jobs Poster!
Posted on 10/19/2011 11:53:39 AM PDT by tcrlaf
The Obama campaign has more than $60 million cash on hand. In an economy this bad, you'd think a presidential campaign that flush would be happy to pay good money for a talented designer to create a campaign poster.
But the folks at Obama campaign have taken a page from the Arianna Huffington book of economic exploitation and called on "artists across the country" to create a poster ... for free.
And here's the kicker. It's a jobs poster. "All submissions will become the property of Obama for America," according to the fine print.
Yes, the Obama campaign is soliciting unpaid labor to create a poster "illustrating why we support President Obama's plan to create jobs now, and why we'll re-elect him to continue fighting for jobs for the next four years."
If you win? You get: A framed copy of your own poster, signed by the president ("approximate retail value $195").
And if you don't win? Well, that's too bad. You've not only lost the contest, you've also surrendered your intellectual property.
(Excerpt) Read more at rollingstone.com ...
Sixty million dollars? Is that all his campaign has? What happened to the billion?
The entitlement mentality is a disease.
I’d come up with something for him if I were getting paid for it.
I’m a capitalist and it proves that capitalism is a non ideological and non racist economic system.
It's not even primary season yet. The big money will flow to Obama after the republican nominee is known and he knows where to concentrate his fire. I do not doubt that Obama will eventually have that billion at his disposal.
Have you submitted it, or is that copyrighted by CPUSA?
There is no “I” in “The People”.
Now pay your taxes - your government is broke.
Ain't no "We" either.
Obama Campaign Slogan for 2012
This is rich. So is the Stone repudiating the ‘forgive all debts’ OWS crowd? Have they inveighed against Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ [there’s no money]? Obama is the incarnation of their ideals, and they dare criticize him? Stupid is....
How embarassing that people still support this moron.
I’d hit it....
With a 2x4
Does anyone know how much, if any, of that money Obama gets to keep after the election?
“But the folks at Obama campaign have taken a page from the Arianna Huffington book of economic exploitation and called on ‘artists across the country’ to create a poster ... for free.”
I will look for almost any excuse to bash Obama, but this isn’t “exploitation,” is it? There’s nothing wrong with asking people to volunteer. Happens all the time in political campaigns, whether or not the candidate has a war chest. I’m sure these people knew what they were getting into, just like the bitter Huffpo hacks.
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