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City of Springfield out of options on Obama/Biden bill
The State Journal-Register ^ | Oct 23, 2012 | DEANA STROISCH

Posted on 10/24/2012 12:30:40 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

Springfield’s budget director says the city is out of options to be reimbursed for expenses associated with hosting then-Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign stop in the fall of 2008.

“Short of suing the campaign, which isn’t really going to do anything — it would drag on forever — there’s really nothing we can do,” said Bill McCarty. “We’ve 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 Obama’s visit, according to an invoice from the city.

Obama’s presidential campaign was sent a bill for $68,139, but still owes $55,457.

The city has tried for years to collect.

(Excerpt) Read more at sj-r.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama
If this was Bush or Romney the story would be coast to coast, 24/7 on all the networks.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 12:30:41 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Shouldn’t the bill be paid by the 1%? They can afford it!


2 posted on 10/24/2012 12:33:25 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Democrats are thieves and cheapskates.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT by mancini
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving city in a deserving state.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 12:37:55 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Isn't this the same campaign that pulled in over $1 billion from donations? The largest in history.

WHERE did ALL that money go?

MSM: (crickets chirping)

5 posted on 10/24/2012 12:41:51 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: vette6387
Springfield, MA?
Springfield, MO
Springfield, OH?
Springfield, GA?
Springfield, IL?
Springfield, OR?

I guess I'll have to click on the link.

6 posted on 10/24/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Suckas.......


7 posted on 10/24/2012 12:46:21 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 12:47:22 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Simple! Send the bill to all registered Democrats in the city. I’m sure they would be delighted to help.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 12:49:13 PM PDT by lesko
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


10 posted on 10/24/2012 12:52:45 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The whole story of the Dem candidates stiffing the vendors while borrowing more money from Bank of America should be a CAMPAIGN AD.

Something like:

“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.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: SpaceBar

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.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 1:01:03 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: mancini

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.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 1:04:26 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 1:09:50 PM PDT by crz
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


15 posted on 10/24/2012 1:15:03 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

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.


16 posted on 10/24/2012 1:32:44 PM PDT by lurk
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To: vette6387
FYI Springfield and Sangamon County as well as nearly every other county in Illinois is predominantly Republican/conservative. It is our great misfortune to be saddled with the politicians from Sh__cago that have driven this state to near bankruptcy. In the last gubernatorial election the winner, a Democrat, carried only two counties; Cook and the one that encompasses East St. Louis. So don't be so hard on us farm kids from downstate. We don't like this a@@hole anymore than you do. BTW, as my name implies I am from Springfield and I get to pay the tax to cover this crap.
17 posted on 10/24/2012 1:58:08 PM PDT by SPI-Man (I am root)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
No replies...??

Somone must know

On to the next thread.

18 posted on 10/24/2012 2:02:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Obama the deadbeat President.

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.

19 posted on 10/24/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


20 posted on 10/24/2012 2:21:27 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Is this a specific Springfield or just any Springfield?


21 posted on 10/24/2012 2:30:03 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

Springfield, Illinois


22 posted on 10/24/2012 3:02:02 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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