Skip to comments.Report: Top Obama Bundlers Bag Millions in Taxpayer Money
Posted on 09/17/2012 7:59:45 PM PDT by STARWISE
Mrs. Pritzker has bundled at least $904,957 for Mr. Obama. A former board member of the Marmon Group, the Pritzker family owns as much as 40% of Marmon while Berkshire Hathaway owns the rest. Marmon and Berkshire own IMPulse, a transit-manufacturing firm, located in Mount Olive, North Carolina. IMPulse received or directed numerous construction projects that received millions in taxpayer-funded stimulus money. Among others, those projects include:
A $485.8 million contract that was awarded for the extension of the Metro Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa A San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) infrastructure project worth $67 million in ARRA funds The Portland streetcar eastside loop which received $75 million in funds
The value of the projects that IMPulse Manufacturing received total nearly $1 billion in American Recovery Reinvestment Act funding.
...*snip*.. Richard Richman, chairman of the Richman Group. In September 2010, the Richmans held a $30,000 a plate fundraising dinner for Obama in their 20-acre estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. They also donated $50,000 to Obama's inaugural. In total, the Richmans have bundled $1,073,750 for Mr. Obama.
And what did they get in return for their fundraising efforts? Richman Groups Balton-Douglass Park--a $100 million mixed use, mixed income development which will hold 226 apartments in central Harlem--received a $21 million subsidy through the stimulus.
Mark Gallogly also came up a big winner in the Obama bundler-a-thon. In total, Mr. Gallogly has bundled $903,834 for Mr. Obama. Gallogly serves on the board of Dana Holdings Corp., a manufacturer of drivetrains and other industrial parts.
Roadranger received $3.1 million in stimulus funds for a line of plug in vehicles. Additionally, Dana Holdings supplies parts for Tesla Motors, which received a $465 million loan from the Department of Energy.
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Must read it all to get the big picture of this massive, despicable, political thievery of our billions as they arrogantly reduce the nation to poverty and dependency. Repulsive, brazen criminals and crooks!
“Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me..”
Thanks for the ping.
Disgusting, isn’t it?
The Democrat Party is is a criminal enterprise that uses the power of government to steal the earnings of honest citizens. If America is to survive, the Democrat Party must be defeated.
Hey, what about that sweetheart deal for the failure of Superior Bank of Chicago?
I agree with you except for one point.
I don’t think this is limited to just one party, nor just the ruling elite. This is how things work throughout our society.
The reason we have corrupt leaders is that much of our society is corrupt. From the Mayor down to the garbageman.
“The reason we have corrupt leaders is that much of our society is corrupt. From the Mayor down to the garbageman.”
I must differ. If the American voters had kept government within the carefully crafted bounds of the Constitution, taxes would be low and there would be little money for government to waste.
Are these people 1% ers, or are they exempt for supporting the “made for television” pResident?
” the extension of the Metro Gold Line from Pasadena to Azusa A San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) infrastructure project worth $67 million in ARRA funds “
Uhhh, how is it that a San Francisco Transit Agency is overseeing a rail project in Los Angeles?
This crap needs to be illegal. Spending private money to lobby your Representative (not overlord) is one thing, this kind of stuff in any government is pure bribery.
The droning sound of “Oh, they ALL do it” does not
cover the rottenness and corruption of the Democrat Party.
IIRC Pritzer is the person facilitating the thirty five million dollar house purchase in HI for the O. Wonder if it’s title will be held by attorney and owned by his trust?
It’s more like [B]illions!
Thank you, Star. Jesus wept.
I don't remember even saying "ALL", and by DEMOCRAT, I assume you mean the SOCIALIST party.
I wasn't trying to 'cover' the rottenness and corruption, just mentioning that it is not limited to one party, one person, one 'label'.
OK. But your rebuttal states the very thing I commented on.
If the American voters had kept government within the carefully crafted bounds of the Constitution,
It was the 'corrupt' AMERICAN voters who did not keep the government within the carefully crafted bounds, because doing so would not have allowed them to become criminally rich and powerful.
Most of it IS limited to the Democrat Party; and excused, lied about, and covered up by an enabling media. - Yeah, there are some rotten apples in the Republican Party; but the media sees that they’re strung up by their “greedy” thumbs toot-sweet, drawn and quartered, AND their own side rides them out on a rail in disgrace - while the Democrats rally round their criminals until the bitter end.
I could agree with that.
However, remember that John McCain is still in office.
Do you remember that he walked alongside John Kerry when they went to Vietnam to ‘tour’ the POW camps to find American soldiers who were still there?
That he signed off on a document stating there were no POW’s left in Vietnamese POW camps ?
That it was all a lie ?
Yeah. John McCain’s judgment is severely lacking; sort of like the Presidential candidate the Democrats ALMOST foisted off on us, Little Johnny Edwards. However, never fear, they still had Hussein Obama laying in wait for us.