Skip to comments.Just Seven Companies Offer to Finance Obama’s Inauguration
Posted on 01/05/2013 12:21:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
Only seven companies have offered corporate cash to help fund President Barack Obamas upcoming inaugural festivities.
In 2009, Obama banned corporate donors from paying for his inauguration, but he was still able to raise $53 million from private donors. However, this months inauguration is being held after the most expensive presidential campaign in history, and even with the corporate donations will be a scaled-down event. This year, fewer people are expected to attend the inauguration and there are only two official balls planned.
According to the Inauguration Committees website, more than 400 people have donated toward the events. So far, though, the only corporate donors are AT&T, Microsoft, Centene, Financial Innovations, Genentech, Stream Line Circle, and Whittier Trust Co.
In exchange for donating, contributors for the inauguration get special access behind the scenes. They hear special briefings and get tickets for the inaugural balls and swearing-in ceremony.
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Love seeing items like this...although we have already gone semi-galt with our consumption dollars it does help us decide who to spend with...or not.
“Love seeing items like this...although we have already gone semi-galt with our consumption dollars it does help us decide who to spend with...or not.”
I agree. These corporations are hardly helping their branding as far as I’m concerned, and seeing their association with King Obama immediately made me think less of their products and image.
Buy stock in those seven companies immediately. This administration rains deals, tax loopholes, federal contracts, and special breaks to its “corporate friends”.
They’re brazen about it. And no one ever seems to care.
If they had to bus em to the polls to vote for BO at 120% then they better load up the buses to get them to DC otherwise, there won’t be anyone there. Only 2 balls-funny.
“the only corporate donors are AT&T, Microsoft, Centene, Financial Innovations, Genentech, Stream Line Circle, and Whittier Trust Co.”
the only corporate donors are AT&T, Microsoft, Centene, Financial Innovations, Genentech, Stream Line Circle, and Whittier Trust Co.
Whittier Trust Co. manager among 4 arrested in insider trading probe
Well, well, well. Looks like I will be going Cox and Apple.
Just more Objective evidence He was not elected legitimately but by way of massive vote fraud.
LOL! And Current TV -- oh, wait, I meant Al Jazeera!
It looks like I’ll stay with Comcast, and jailbreak my iPhone for Verizon.
In exchange for donating, contributors for the inauguration get special access behind the scenes.
Can see them emulating Kathy Griffin and hovering around his fly.
That was another “can’t be unseen” moment for me. Uggh . . .
I wonder if O’Bambi and his bride will make the Military Ball this time?
Never mind. What was I thinking?
I wonder if O’Bambi and his bride will make the Military Ball this time.
Never mind. What was I thinking?
The NY High Times
Did I leave anybody out?
This is why this company is supporting obama: Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and long-term care, in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). Centene’s CeltiCare subsidiary offers states unique, “exchange based” and other cost-effective coverage solutions for low-income populations. The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, life and health management, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management.
So much for ending ties to lobbyists and ending the “culture of corruption”.
Info on Genentech which was bought out by ROCHE INVESTMENTS USA INC.: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/318771/000095010309000590/dp12871_sctota6.htm
SEC documents (scroll to bottom for link to Roche ducuments): http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/318771/000095010309000590/0000950103-09-000590-index.htm
SEC search engine EDGAR: http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html
I will never buy another AT&T product. just switched my browser from Microsoft Internet Explorer to crawl.
The other companies I have no contact with, that I’m aware of.
I just switched my browser to Google’s chrome. That’s about all I can do from the list.
This must be where mommy and daddy are hiding their ill-gotten gains: http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/own-disp?action=getowner&CIK=0001530920
Obama's first inauguration was a hopey-changey symphony of populist parties, balls, concerts, and ceremonies----just ordinary people getting togethert to celebrate.
In those halcyon days, Obama adamantly refused (so he said) to take money from lobbyists, corporate, and other, Big Money interests. No way.
However, this time around the enthusiasm level for the (cough) populist Obama has---shall we say---"waned." He's even having trouble getting people to attend his inaug.
Ergo, Obama's corporate/Big Money ban was changed. Monied interests are now welcome with open arms.....and a list of big corporate donors who contributed.....thus far....was released.
The Public Citizen watchdog group is not pleased with Obama taking Big Money: Its very unfortunate and quite a reversal of what this president says he stands for.
Oh, yeah......a reversal? So what else is new?