Skip to comments.City of Springfield out of options on Obama/Biden bill
Posted on 10/24/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
Springfields budget director says the city is out of options to be reimbursed for expenses associated with hosting then-Sen. Barack Obamas presidential campaign stop in the fall of 2008.
Short of suing the campaign, which isnt really going to do anything it would drag on forever theres really nothing we can do, said Bill McCarty. Weve tried.
Obama introduced his running mate, Joe Biden, at the Old State Capitol in August 2008. About 160 police officers and nine civilians helped provide protection for Obamas visit, according to an invoice from the city.
Obamas presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139, but still owes $55,457.
The city has tried for years to collect.
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Shouldn’t the bill be paid by the 1%? They can afford it!
Democrats are thieves and cheapskates.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving city in a deserving state.
WHERE did ALL that money go?
MSM: (crickets chirping)
I guess I'll have to click on the link.
Every major city TV news program has a business complaint advocate. The news person usually goes on TV, makes the problem known, and VOILA, everything is good.
Simple! Send the bill to all registered Democrats in the city. I’m sure they would be delighted to help.
Here’s an idea for the city of Springfield. Wait until after the inauguration when the bam is unemployed, then file your lawsuit, but name individuals as defendants, not the “campaign” proper.
The whole story of the Dem candidates stiffing the vendors while borrowing more money from Bank of America should be a CAMPAIGN AD.
“They can’t even run a solvent campaign. Stiffing the little guy while borrowing and borrowing to sell their failed ideas. If they can’t even run a solvent campaign, why would you trust them to run an economically sound government?
OK. Needs work. But you get the idea.
Send in Bruce Springscreed to do a benefit concert on behalf of Bam 2012. Oh wait, Ill N Annoyed is in the septic tank for their Bamster.
While I agree with you in principle, the bottom line is like any band of freeloaders they feel entitled to use the labors of others without compensation.
Here is a lesson to all you communities. When a democrat shows up to get permits to do an event in your town. Estimate the costs, add 1/2 to that cost, and make em pay up front...by certified check.
Tell them you’ll return the extra, minus administration costs, the administration costs should suck up the extra.
End of story.
Simple Resolution. After 0bama moves to Hawaii in January, all the cities that got stuck with Zero’s campaign debt should sell that debt to a single debt collection agency. I’m sure they would have no problem sueing Zero and placing a lien on his $35M home.
They can place liens on Dem properties and liquidate them one at a time.
Love to see the Dems’ faces once they start losing real assets.
Somone must know
On to the next thread.
You would think, this epitome of moral rectitude, and a president whose campaign broke all campaign donation records would have reimbursed tiny Springfield if they reimbursed anyone.
But, apparently, for Obama, Springfield is no better than Jeremiah Wright - useful when useful and then denied and ignored.
A little disengenuosity on my part. I know full well it’s Illinois but one of my Posting Peeves is the lack of a dateline or even a mention of the geographical location for a story.