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Just Seven Companies Offer to Finance Obama’s Inauguration
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 05 Jan 2013 10:51 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald

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 Obama’s 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 month’s 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 Committee’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: att; centene; financeinaugural; financialinnovations; fundingtheleft; genentech; inaugural; inauguration; microsoft; obamainaugural; streamlinecircle; whittiertrust

1 posted on 01/05/2013 12:21:53 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
I also read, somewhere, that the O campaign sent out an email to their campaign list begging people to attend the coronation inauguration. Apparently, they haven't realized that nearly all of the 53% that voted for this jackass are subsisting on gov't bennies. Food stamps wont buy a bus ticket to DC - yet...........
2 posted on 01/05/2013 12:30:13 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 12:30:56 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: Olog-hai
Solyndra, Fisker, GM, Fiat/Chrysler, MSNBC, & Chris Christie
4 posted on 01/05/2013 12:31:54 PM PST by twister881
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To: dogcaller

“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.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 12:33:31 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Olog-hai

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.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 12:33:46 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: RobertClark

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.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 12:39:33 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Olog-hai

“the only corporate donors are AT&T, Microsoft, Centene, Financial Innovations, Genentech, Stream Line Circle, and Whittier Trust Co.”


8 posted on 01/05/2013 12:40:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Olog-hai

the only corporate donors are AT&T, Microsoft, Centene, Financial Innovations, Genentech, Stream Line Circle, and Whittier Trust Co.

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Whittier Trust Co. manager among 4 arrested in insider trading probe

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/19/business/la-fi-insider-trading-whittier-20120119


9 posted on 01/05/2013 12:48:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, well, well. Looks like I will be going Cox and Apple.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 12:55:48 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Olog-hai

Just more Objective evidence He was not elected legitimately but by way of massive vote fraud.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 1:00:48 PM PST by Mechanicos (When did we amend the Constitution for a 2nd Federal Prohibition?)
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To: twister881
Solyndra, Fisker, GM, Fiat/Chrysler, MSNBC, & Chris Christie

LOL! And Current TV -- oh, wait, I meant Al Jazeera!

12 posted on 01/05/2013 1:09:57 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("If you're going through hell, keep on going."--Winston Churchill)
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To: Psalm 144

It looks like I’ll stay with Comcast, and jailbreak my iPhone for Verizon.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 1:13:38 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 1:56:20 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

That was another “can’t be unseen” moment for me. Uggh . . .


15 posted on 01/05/2013 1:59:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: RobertClark

I wonder if O’Bambi and his bride will make the Military Ball this time?

Never mind. What was I thinking?


16 posted on 01/05/2013 2:08:29 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: RobertClark

I wonder if O’Bambi and his bride will make the Military Ball this time.

Never mind. What was I thinking?


17 posted on 01/05/2013 2:09:21 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!

Time-Lies-Warner-Turner
ABC-Disney-ESPN
MS-NBC
Google
Al Gorezeera
The NY High Times
Warren Buffett
Bloomberg

Did I leave anybody out?


18 posted on 01/05/2013 4:13:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 5:38:43 PM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Caribou

So much for ending ties to lobbyists and ending the “culture of corruption”.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 5:44:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

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


21 posted on 01/05/2013 5:56:55 PM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 6:02:14 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Olog-hai

I just switched my browser to Google’s chrome. That’s about all I can do from the list.


23 posted on 01/05/2013 6:02:59 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: Caribou

More on Roche: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/922517/0000950103-94-003590.txt


24 posted on 01/05/2013 6:07:13 PM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

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


25 posted on 01/05/2013 6:26:56 PM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: All
My, my how things change.

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: “It’s very unfortunate and quite a reversal of what this president says he stands for.”

Oh, yeah......a reversal? So what else is new?

26 posted on 01/08/2013 4:03:41 AM PST by Liz
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