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Obama's Donor Stimulus

Obama's Donor Stimulus

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Obama Saved Or Created Hundreds Of Jobs For His Big Donors
Obama Saved Or Created Hundreds Of Jobs For His Big Donors

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Paid for by the Republican National Committee.310 First Street SE - Washington, D.C. 20003 - (202) 863-8500 - www.gop.com
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
 
June 15, 2011
Obama’s Donor Stimulus
Obama Saved Or Created Hundreds Of Jobs For His Big Donors
______________________________________________________________________
WHITE HOUSE OFFERS “INNOVATIVE EXPLANATION” FOR GIVING TOP JOBS TO BIG
TIME DONORS
Obama White House Trotted Out “What Most Good
-Government Groups Would Deem An Innovative
Explanation” For Hiring Deep
-Pocketed Donors To Important Government Positions.
“White House
Press Secretary Jay Carney forcefully defended the administration's hiring of top-contributors for important government posts, trotting out what most good-government groups would deem an innovative explanation.The president, Carney said, does not discriminate against people who have raised money on his behalf.
(SamS
tein, “Carney: Being An Obama Bundler Doesn't Disqualify You From An Administration Job,” 
,6/15/11)
INNOVATIVE EXPLANATION: 
“Being A Supporter Does Not Qualify You For A Job … But It AlsoDoes Not Disqualify You.”
“‘Being a supporter does not qualify you for a job,’ said Carney at Wednesday's daily press briefing. ‘But it also does not disqualify you.’”
(Sam Stein, “Carney:
Being An Obama
Bundler Doesn't Disqualify You From An Administration Job,” 
,6/15/11)
VAST MAJORITY OF TOP DOLLAR BUNDLERS GOT KEY ADMINISTRATION POSTS
80 Percent Of Obama’s Top Bundlers Who Raised More Than $500,000 Were Appointed To “Key Administration Posts.”
 
“An iWatch News investigation,
published in POLITICO, found that 80 percent of 
‘bundlers’ who raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s campaign were given key administration posts.”
(Abby
Phillip, “Carney Defends Jobs For Donors,” 
6/15/11)
 
 
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s committee.
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Overall, One-Third Of Obama Bundlers Or Their Spouses Joined The Obama Administration WhileMore Than Half Of 24 Ambassadorial Nominees Were $500,000+ Bundlers.
“Overall, 184 of 556, or
about one-third of Obama bundlers or their spouses joined the administration in some role. But thepercentages are much higher for the big-dollar bundlers. Nearly 80 percent of those who collected more
than $500,000 for Obama took ‘key administration posts,’ as defined by the White House. More than half the
24 ambassador no
minees who were bundlers raised $500,000.”
(Fred Schulte, John Aloysius Farrell and Jeremy Borden, “ObamaDonors Net Government Jobs,” 
/iWatch News,6/15/11)
Big Obama Bundlers Had “Broad Access” To White House For Both Official Meetings And “GlitzySocial Events.”
“The big bundlers had broad access to the White House for meetings with top
administration officials and glitzy social events. In all, campaign bundlers and their family members account 
for more than 3,000 White House meetings and visits. Half of them raised $200,000 or more.”
(Fred Schulte, John
Aloysius Farrell and Jeremy Borden, “Obama Donors Net Government Jobs,” 
 
,6/15/11)
Obama Bundlers Have Ties To Companies Directly Benefiting From Obama’s Policy Agenda, Such As
The $831 Billion Stimulus.
“Some Obama bundlers have ties
to companies that stand to gain financially
from the president’s policy agenda, particularly in clean energy and telecommunications, and some alreadyhave done so. Level 3 Communications, for instance, snared $13.8 million in stimulus money.”
(Fred Schulte, John
Aloysius Farrell and Jeremy Borden, “Obama Donors Net Government Jobs,” 
/iWatch News,6/15/11)
THIS FOLLOWS REVELATIONS FROM A MEMO THAT OBAMA POLITICAL TEAMPRESSURED WHITE HOUSE TO GIVE ACCESS TO DEEP-POCKETED DONORS:
Obama’s Political Team Urged White House To Give Key Donor A Sense Of Access.
“Hoping to keep the
support of a key Florida supporter, the president's political team suggested that top White House aides give
him the sense that his voice was ‘being heard’ inside the administration.”
 
(Sam Stein, “Obama Campaign Advised White HouseStaff To Give Top Donor Sense Of Access,” 
,6/13/11)
“The Memo Also Raises Legal Questions Set Forth By The Hatch Act, Which Prohibits Federal
Employees From Engaging In Partisan Political Activities -- Though Those Boundaries Are
Foggy.”
 
(
Sam Stein, “Obama Campaign Advised White House Staff To Give Top Donor Sense Of Access,” 
,6/13/11)
Under Obama, Donors With Deep Pockets Are Granted More Input Than Average Citizens.
“But while
the courting of Haddock can be viewed as, simply, a basic political activity, it also underscores what goodgovernment advocates see as a dangerous confluence of campaigns and governance. With elections growing
increasingly expensive, donors with deep pockets are granted more input than average citizens.”
(Sam Stein,
“Obama Campaign Advised White House Staff To Give Top Donor Sense Of Access,” 
 
,6/13/11)
 AND
THE NEW YORK TIMES 
REPORTED THAT THE DNC ORGANIZED A MEETINGBETWEEN OBAMA AND WALL STREET EXECUTIVES IN THE WHITE HOUSE
Just Before Announcing For Reelection, Obama Brought Two Dozen Long Time Donors To The WhiteHouse.
 
“A few weeks before announcing his re
-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen
Wall Street executives, many of them longtime donors, in the White House’s Blue Room.”
(Nicholas Confessore,
“Obama Seeks To Win Back Wall St. Cash,” 
6/12/11)
 
Obama Asked The Donors How To Speed The Economic Recovery.
“The guests were asked for
their thoughts on how to speed the economic recovery, then the president opened the floor for over
an hour on hot issues like hedge fund regulation and the deficit.”
(Nicholas Confessore, “Obama Seeks To Win Back WallSt. Cash,” 
6/12/11)
The Meeting Was Organized By The Democratic National Committee To Try To “Win Back” WallStreet, One Of Obama’s Main Sources Of Campaign Cash.
 
“The event, organized by the Democratic

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