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Who Is Funding Barack Obama?
New Media Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Paul Hollrah

Posted on 07/28/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT by K-oneTexas

Who Is Funding Barack Obama?
by Paul Hollrah

In a July 10 installment of “The World According to Barack,” we discussed Obama’s phenomenal fundraising juggernaut. Obama boasts of having built a contributor base of 1.5 million people, each contributing $5, $10, $20...or, as Obama assures us, “whatever they could afford.” Please do the math with me.

The Obama campaign has disclosed that one-fourth, or $66.25 million of the $265 million reported as of May 31, 2008 (he has raised an additional $70 million during the month of June), came from those contributing $2,000, or more...which means that the remainder, or $198.75 million, was contributed by some 1.47 million people who made “modest” sized contributions.

But the numbers don’t add up. Obama attended grammar school in Indonesia where they may have taught an archaic brand of mathematics, but $198.75 million dollars cannot be contributed by 1.47 million people in “$5, $10, or $20” amounts. Each of those 1.47 million people would have had to contribute, on average, $135 to create a pool of $198.75 million...and that simply does not happen. It has never happened before and it is not happening now.

In a moment of undisguised chutzpa, Obama declared that he is raising his General Election funds outside the public funding system because that system is “broken,” and because his private fundraising...from ½ of 1% of the American people...represents (he said with a straight face) “true public financing.” We suggested, however, that Republicans should be hiring some of the world’s top investigators to find out who is providing more than a quarter of a billions dollars, behind the scenes, to literally “buy” the U.S. presidency for Obama.

Now, a July 22, 2008 article in The Nation magazine, titled, “Attack of the Global Pirate Bankers,” offers a possible answer. According to the article by James S. Henry, the financial institution headed by Robert Wolf, who, along with George Soros serves as one of Obama’s top two money men, has been “outed” in six months of hearings conducted by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI).

Wolf serves as the CEO of UBS Americas, a subsidiary of UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank and the world’s largest private wealth manager, with $1.9 trillion in client assets. The Nation tells us, “Last week in Washington we got a rare look inside the global private banking industry, whose high purpose it is to gather up the assets of the world's wealthiest people and many of its worst villains, and shelter them from tax collectors, prosecutors, creditors, disgruntled business associates, family members, and each other.”

So what does this have to do, potentially, with Obama’s highly successful fundraising efforts?

According to a Statement of Facts in the recent criminal trial of former UBS executive Bradley Birkenfeld, UBS took significant steps to help American clients manage their Swiss accounts without alerting U.S. government authorities, which would have triggered Quarterly Income (QI) reporting. For example, the Statement of Facts describes how UBS advised American clients to withdraw funds from their accounts using Swiss credit cards that “could not be discovered by U.S. authorities,” to “destroy all off-shore banking records existing in the U.S.,” and to “misrepresent the receipt of funds from their Swiss accounts...as loans from the Swiss bank.”

The Nation reports that, “To achieve these results, UBS established an elaborate formal training program, which coached bankers on how to avoid surveillance by U.S. Customs and law enforcement, falsify visas, encrypt communications, secretly move money in and out of the country, and market security products even without broker/dealer licenses.

“Rich people the world over, including tens of thousands of wealthy Americans, are now free to opt into this sophisticated, secretive, utterly unprincipled global private banking industry. They can become, in effect, residents of nowhere for tax purposes, citizens of a brave new virtual country, which offers… unprecedented freedom from the taxes, regulations and moral restraints that the rest of us take for granted. They wield enormous political influence… merely by making contributions, threatening to withhold them – or better yet, threatening to abscond with their capital unless certain conditions are met...” (emphasis added)

It is the perfect instrument for funneling illegal campaign contributions into the coffers of an ambitious and unscrupulous American politician.

Let’s say, just for the sake of argument, that a billionaire international financier, wishing to influence the outcome of the American presidential elections, could transfer unlimited sums of money through this device. A U.S. recipient, such as the Obama campaign, could receive hundreds of thousands of individual contributions via Swiss credit card transfers, with fictitious payees being entered by teams of paid staffers working in a “boiler room” setting. The owners of the Swiss accounts would receive periodic statements indicating: a) debits of varying amounts, up to $2,300 each, and b) offsetting credits provided by the wealthy, but unnamed, “benefactor.”

For most of the super wealthy, especially those attempting to hide income and assets from U.S. authorities, an unexplained debit and credit of $2,300, or less, would not even raise an eyebrow. In super rich circles, $2,300 is “chump change.”

So who would ever know the source of such contributions? No one. Would such a plan be bold, audacious, perhaps insane? Absolutely! But then, the Obama campaign for President of the United States is itself...bold, audacious, and insane.

In 2004, former senator John Edwards (D-NC) raised some $31 million for his presidential campaign, an unprecedented amount for a first-term member of Congress. Most of Edwards’ funds were raised illegally. Now, just four years later, another first-term Democrat, one with far less experience and far less substance than Edwards, has raised in excess of $335 million. The American people must know who is funding Barack Obama before they enter the voting booths in November.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008election; barackobama; birkenfeld; bradleybirkenfeld; bundlers; bundling; campaignfinance; conspiracy; democrats; dnc; edwards; electionpresident; elections; fundedbysoros; georgesoros; johnedwards; nobama; nobama08; obama; obamabundlers; obamatruthfile; obamessiah; robertwolf; shadowparty; sorocrats; soros; taxevasion; tinfoil; ubs; ubsamericas; wolf

1 posted on 07/28/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT by K-oneTexas
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To: K-oneTexas

2 posted on 07/28/2008 8:10:49 AM PDT by martin_fierro (FREE LAZZY, YOU BASTARDS!)
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To: K-oneTexas
The American people must know who is funding Barack Obama before they enter the voting booths in November.

The last time a Presidential candidate, Clinton, was the beneficiary of massive illegal funding a certain Maverick senator from Arizona came to his rescue by loudly championing his diversion, CFR.

3 posted on 07/28/2008 8:12:17 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I am voting for McCain because he is white.)
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To: K-oneTexas
"Don't look at me!!! I know nuthzin!"


4 posted on 07/28/2008 8:13:28 AM PDT by avacado
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5 posted on 07/28/2008 8:14:07 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: K-oneTexas
There is absolutely nothing about this man's campaign that can stand up to commonly accepted principles of math.

I would have hoped we had learned our lesson about electing people about whom questions and doubts and charges are swirling in a great dark cloud, al la Clintons.

I fear we're about to get a refresher course.

6 posted on 07/28/2008 8:15:38 AM PDT by jwparkerjr
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To: K-oneTexas

Sort of like the Illuminati for Democraps


7 posted on 07/28/2008 8:19:34 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: avacado
3 words, SOROS, SOROS, SOROS. Follow the money. Soros said in 1998 that he would work to bring down America. He is getting really good at it. We need to expose Obama for the puppet that he is. He needs to name the names of his financiers. Complete disclosure. Otherwise we are doomed to suffer under a bought and paid for Marxist. Soros will be sooo happy.
8 posted on 07/28/2008 8:21:04 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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"He needs to name the names of his financiers. "

Look up "bundlers" in regards to campaign finance. Basically a "bundler" can represent a community or organization and collect unlimited money and donate it to the campaign with only having to reveal the bundler's name and not the people who actually contributed. It's ripe for abuse by someone like Soros who can easily make up bundler-sock-puppets.

9 posted on 07/28/2008 8:27:37 AM PDT by avacado
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10 posted on 07/28/2008 8:29:38 AM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: K-oneTexas

There a lot of people who would give a lot of money to bring this country down.


11 posted on 07/28/2008 8:30:47 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: Lady Jag; K-oneTexas

ping!


12 posted on 07/28/2008 8:35:34 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: originalbuckeye

“3 words, SOROS, SOROS, SOROS. Follow the money. Soros said in 1998 that he would work to bring down America. He is getting really good at it. We need to expose Obama for the puppet that he is. He needs to name the names of his financiers. Complete disclosure. Otherwise we are doomed to suffer under a bought and paid for Marxist. Soros will be sooo happy.”


Soros has also funded John McCain’s Reform Institute since 2001. Soros has a “win/win” political situation this year.


13 posted on 07/28/2008 8:36:35 AM PDT by jamese777
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Soros said in 1998 that he would work to bring down America.

Do you have a link to a source for this?

14 posted on 07/28/2008 8:52:34 AM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: K-oneTexas

BTTT


15 posted on 07/28/2008 9:09:05 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: K-oneTexas

Passed this on to my e-mail contacts...Good Find.


16 posted on 07/28/2008 9:47:23 AM PDT by FlashBack (www.proudpatriots.org/www.woundedwarriorproject.org/www.moveamericaforward.org)
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