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,”
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,”
“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
Sam Stein, “Obama Campaign Advised White House Staff To Give Top Donor Sense Of Access,”
Under Obama, Donors With Deep Pockets Are Granted More Input Than Average Citizens.
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.”
“Obama Campaign Advised White House Staff To Give Top Donor Sense Of Access,”