Skip to comments.80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K
Posted on 07/25/2014 7:56:49 PM PDT by mgist
80% Off: Price of Lobbying Obama Cut to $5K July 24, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 3 Comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st Hey bargain hunters. Do you happen to own a wind or solar company? Maybe you help design environmentally friendly doorknobs. Or run a health care company?
The economy is tough on everyone and you wish you could lobby Obama, but you just cant afford to drop $25K to listen to him talk about the books he pretended to read? How about a $5K all-inclusive package. You pay $5K and maybe your company will get a line in Obamas next budget or a nice little DOE grant. Or just a little tweak in the ObamaCare regs?
How can you pass this up?
There was no listed price for tickets for Obamas morning appearance at a roundtable in San Francisco for the House Majority PAC the type of intimate gathering for which admission is usually $32,400 per person, the legal maximum. Some donors said tickets had been offered for a deep discount.
Democratic donors who were invited to the San Francisco event, at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street, said they had initially been asked to donate as much as $25,000 to sit down with Obama. One who balked at the price said organizers had offered a cut-rate deal of as little as $5,000.
While this is being put down to donor fatigue, the practical angle is that Obama is a lame duck and sees likely to lose the Senate.
Once that happens, his dollar and cents value to his backers (and despite their leftism, they are in it for the money, just ask Warren Buffett, Tom Steyer or George Soros) drops through the floor.
Thats why Hillary is picking up the huge piles of money now.
A Chinese businessman paid $500,000 to have dinner with Bill and Hillary Clinton. But when he asked if his kids could join, the former first couple demanded another half-million
Nobody is paying $500K for dinner with Obama. Theyre paying $5K. Thats 1 percent.
Donors are trying to get in on Clintonworld and hoping for two terms of glorious theft, just like they got with Obama. Hillary is the exciting new corrupt thing and Obama is the corrupt old thing.
You gotsta pay to play.
I just can’t imagine Obama saying anything wise, interesting or insightful.
I have a question.
If University of California public 501c, can they bundle money for campaign?
University of California
Summary Totals Recipients Congressional Committees Lobbying Individuals News
They “bundled” over $1.2 Million for Obama in 2012, and even more for Democrat candidates all over the country.
Among Federal Candidates, 2012 Cycle
This is what I found on Federal Law of 501c:
Federal Tax Law
General: Federal tax law regulates the participation in the electoral process of charitable and educational organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. MSU is such an organization.
Prohibition: To receive the benefits of tax-exempt status which derive from qualifying as a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code, an organization cannot participate or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. This prohibition means 501(c)(3) organizations may not endorse candidates, distribute statements for or against candidates, raise funds for or donate to candidates or become involved in any activity that would be either supportive or opposed to any candidate. IR- 2006-87, June 1, 2006, IRS Reminds Charities to Avoid Campaign Activities This Election Season.
Wonder what the trip cost vs how much he brought in. Of course the trip was taxpayer funded or does the Democrat party pay for it?
Finally. Obama’s in the bargain basement bin.
Next stop - the scrap heap of history.
I’d pay $$$$ to see Clown Prince nobama...in his prison cell.
“I just cant imagine Obama saying anything wise, interesting or insightful.”
Let William F. Buckley Jr. write a speech. Put it on a teleprompter. Let Obama read it.
"I am not a lame duck."
"What is worse than being waterboarded ?"
“”What is worse than being waterboarded ?””
The fun part would be watching Obama try to pronounce “sesquipidelian.”