Skip to comments.Obama tickets come with a catch (six hours of volunteer work for campaign)
Posted on 08/12/2008 9:29:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Some of those hoping to wrangle a seat for Barack Obama's speech were told this week they have to put in six hours of volunteer work for his campaign by Friday to have a shot at a ticket.
And that ruffled at least a few feathers.
"My whole reason why I'm so mad about it is because Democrats need to act like Democrats," said Heather Kreider, a working mother from Centennial.
"Democrats work for a living, and they have to work and take care of their families. And they say these are open to those in the community, so they shouldn't ask people to drop everything in their lives for this," Kreider said Tuesday.
"It's not fair. It's elitist. And they need to practice what they're preaching," she added,
Doing the volunteer work only makes someone eligible for a ticket and doesn't guarantee one, according to the phone message from the campaign.
Obama's decision to move the last night of the Democratic National Convention to Invesco Field at Mile High, where he will speak to a crowd of more than 75,000, sparked a frenzy for tickets.
Campaign organizers pledged that more than half those in the stadium would be Coloradans, but they have been vague about how they would decide who got tickets.
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Wow, how very socialist of Obama and his ilk....totally unexpected (/sarc)
My whole reason why I’m so mad about it is because Democrats need to act like Democrats,” said Heather Kreider, a working mother from Centennial.
uh oh, some one is finally seeing the light? Another un happy customer in the ranks of the RATS party
“Obama tickets come with a catch” —six weeks in the rice fields!
It may be a ploy to keep conservatives out.
Ven Obama says
Hes going to change dis place
We heil (phbbt) heil (phbbt)
Right in Obamas face
Not to love Obama
Is a great disgrace
So we heil (phbbt) heil (phbbt)
Right in Obamas face!
I imagine that is the primary goal.
No, Indentured Servitude is the Democrat Party Platform.
I hope that McCain uses the words “Indentured Servitude” and “Socialist” in the debates. He should, but he won’t.
And you have to give a Kidney to charity.
I was wondering the same thing. How come we wont take the gloves off, but you see liberals do it every single time.
B. This looks like a backdoor way to introduce young, eager Obamites to "community organizer" work - ie, socialism. Get 'em prepped for Obama's Youth camps and ready for Obama's "civilian army."
Why, these folk ought to feel honored!
Have you tried "racist"?
Could Buttboy be running low on money?
It helps if you are a communist, nation of islam member, or a 60's radical.
I wish I had grabbed it when I saw it!
And when elected he’ll find a way to tax you on your volunteer labor.
It is not volunteer work. So:
1. Unless the tickets are worth $32 or so it is a minimum wage violation.
2. Obama’s campaign needs to send in federal income taxxes for these in kind wages.
3. Obama’s campaign also needs to send in both parts of the FICA for each employee compensated by inkind tickets.
4. Obama’s campaign probably has state of CO tax obligations too.