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Celeb donations help Obama inaugural committee raise $27M
Ny Daily News ^ | January 6th 2009 | The Associated Press

Posted on 01/06/2009 11:59:09 PM PST by appleseed

Despite the economic hard times, money keeps pouring in for President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural festivities.

The inaugural committee has raised at least $27 million, donor information on its Web site Tuesday showed. Most of that has come in over the past three weeks.

If fundraising continues at that pace, Obama's inaugural committee will have no problem reaching or exceeding the roughly $40 million raised for each of President George W. Bush's two inaugural celebrations.

More than 2,000 donors are helping to finance Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in festivities. At least 378 gave the maximum $50,000.

Top donors include financier and major Democratic donor George Soros, actors Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, directors Ron Howard, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and actor, singer and director Barbra Streisand.

The inaugural committee is releasing the names of those who give $200 or more. It is refusing money from labor unions, corporations, political action committees, foreigners and Washington lobbyists.

The committee isn't turning away contributions from those whose enterprises lobby in Washington, however.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhoinauguration; celebrity; coronation; donors; hollywood; obamatransitionfile
Complete list of donors:

http://www.pic2009.org/page/content/donors/

Looks like the Soros family has given $250,000 so far.

1 posted on 01/06/2009 11:59:10 PM PST by appleseed
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To: appleseed
Top donors include financier and major Democratic donor George Soros, actors Halle Berry, Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson, Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, directors Ron Howard, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and actor, singer and director Barbra Streisand.

What illustrous characters.

2 posted on 01/07/2009 12:04:57 AM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: appleseed
And of course no bleeting by the media and married punditry about how crass it is to have festivities during wartime, let alone during an economic downturn/crisis.

Democrats...hypocrisy is thy name.

3 posted on 01/07/2009 12:05:47 AM PST by torchthemummy (My apologies if this post retreads on ground already covered!)
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To: appleseed

How do we know foreigners aren’t giving money? They arent reporting less than $200, so who knows?


4 posted on 01/07/2009 12:23:12 AM PST by PghBaldy (Obama showing off his crotch: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=550_1210277599)
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To: appleseed

It shows what little class these people really have. All they ever talk about is the money.


5 posted on 01/07/2009 12:45:28 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: appleseed

It shows what little class these people really have. All they ever talk about is the money.


6 posted on 01/07/2009 12:45:27 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: appleseed

Why isn’t George Soros being investigated and thrown into jail?


7 posted on 01/07/2009 12:48:22 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: PghBaldy

Joseph Cohen Seatwave Inc. London $50,000.00

D Tiana Everitt Del Castillo Not employed Madrid na 28013 $50,000.00

Vitaly Grechin Self-employed Ryiv UK 00000 $50,000.00

Ronald Hikel Self employed Toronto na M5C 1P1 $10,000.00

Robert Orr Panasonic Foundation Kamakura na 2480003 $50,000.00

Kim Polese IR $12,500.00

Robert Roche President Shanghai na 200336 $50,000.00

Walter White Grundberg Mocatta Rakison, LLP London EG $50,000.00

Some from PR, a couple from VI.

A whole bunch of law firms and a bunch from Chicago.


8 posted on 01/07/2009 12:53:12 AM PST by appleseed
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To: appleseed

And yet the GOP is the party of the rich.


9 posted on 01/07/2009 12:55:37 AM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: appleseed

So this is where Obama is going to get the money to pay all those house payments and buy all that gasoline.


10 posted on 01/07/2009 1:02:22 AM PST by Terry Mross (Is this our last REAL Christmas?)
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To: appleseed

Obama the big moneymaker only has $27M so far? Bush already had $40M+ by late December for his second inauguration. And they let soldiers dance for free.


11 posted on 01/07/2009 1:04:53 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: freekitty

I don’t know how to post pictures, but here’s one of Soros gettin a little booty:

http://wallstfolly.typepad.com/wallstfolly/2009/01/george-soros-they-must-be-his-neices.html

“Yesterday’s Page Six pictured billionaire George Soros “making like an octopus” at a party in St. Barts on Paul Allen’s yacht, Octopus, with 2 young unnamed brunette babes. (We’ll speculate they’re his ‘nieces’) The online version didn’t show the picture, but here it is from our newspaper”


12 posted on 01/07/2009 1:12:06 AM PST by appleseed
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To: appleseed

Well, that figures. No morals either.


13 posted on 01/07/2009 1:31:58 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: TheWasteLand
And yet the GOP is the party of the rich.

Except for Steven Spielberg's big loss from Madoff's Ponzi Scheme, the Dims had a good run-up of cash during the eight years of the Bush Administration.

Ironic.

:-\

14 posted on 01/07/2009 1:33:53 AM PST by Does so (Liberals are the crabgrass in the lawn of life.)
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To: appleseed

plasticdude is going to be so bummed when all the fanfare and extravagant tabs disappear and he’s limited to a president’s salary...


15 posted on 01/07/2009 1:47:14 AM PST by blueplum
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To: appleseed

http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-9708/msg00067.html

a good rundown on just how powerful Soros is

best regards, blu


16 posted on 01/07/2009 1:58:04 AM PST by blueplum
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To: appleseed

And Barry, the People’s President, has just announced that he will forego a showy Inauguration bash and donate the funds to the needy! He really IS different from the other politicians!


17 posted on 01/07/2009 3:16:03 AM PST by informavoracious
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To: appleseed

Despite the economic hard times, money keeps pouring in for President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities.
The inaugural committee has raised at least $27 million, donor information on its Web site Tuesday showed.

Know some children that went without a Christmas gift this year? Seems the liberal/socialist of this Country do not.
Know some family that the wage earners are currently unemployed? Seems the liberal/socialist of this Country do not..
Know some family that is on hard times because dad or mom is defending America and Americans in a war zone? Seems that the liberals/socialist of this Country do not.
I mean if you have 27 million plus dollars to throw a party when your fellow countrymen and women are floundering in a recession and economic meltdowm then you must not either see that or know any of the people or care about it..
So while YOU worry how to pay for your childs school lunch, or if your spouse will still be employed next week, the people that you elected to run your Government will be partying and dancing and drinking and eating and having a grand old time. All at your expense..............


18 posted on 01/07/2009 3:46:11 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: informavoracious

And that’s because there may not even be an inauguration bash. I’m sure the Soros’ and Simons and all the other big money donors would approve of their cash going to the needy. Especially if the needy is 0 for his legal defence fund.


19 posted on 01/07/2009 3:48:15 AM PST by appleseed
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I worked executive and estate security for a family in my area that is one of the big money donors on the list. You’re right! Couldn’t have said it better!


20 posted on 01/07/2009 4:01:32 AM PST by appleseed
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To: appleseed

Commies all.

LLS


21 posted on 01/07/2009 4:19:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Obama and organization are pukes.
Great leaders needed no engrandizement -( pardon
spelling errors past and future.)
He’s nothing but fast food for the mentally challenged
and loony’s on the left.
It’s pitiful.
Listening to Victoria Osteen - she even recognizes
the $hitslope we’re on now.


22 posted on 01/07/2009 5:57:51 AM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

And to think they believe the rich Republicans to be out of touch.


23 posted on 01/07/2009 2:43:16 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: blueplum

He’ll still get money from bribes and ‘donations’ to his foundation.


24 posted on 01/07/2009 2:44:21 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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