Obama Makes Wealthy Pay, Their Fair Share..

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    Mostly for his re-election campaign.....:eusa_whistle:

    but alas, Democrats aren't expected to acknowledge the hypocrisy..

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    Despite the recent public lashing President Obama gave millionaires and billionaires, in private, Team Obama is once again diving into the pockets of the super rich to fund its campaign.

    With the 2012 campaign barely under way, Obama has already raised some $35 million from the biggest donors -- so-called 'bundlers' who collect money by the truckload from the wealthy elite.

    "A bundler is someone who collects checks from other people," said Susan Estrich, a former Democratic campaign manager. "They may be people who work for him, who hired him as a consultant or in many cases, want to do business with them."


    Some of the high-profile bundlers Obama signed up this year include former New Jersey Governor and Goldman Sachs CEO Jon Corzine, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, DreamworksÂ’ studio head Jeffery Katzenberg, and David Cohen of Comcast, the new owner of NBC-Universal.

    Wall Street, including the hedge fund managers blasted by Obama, gave the president's 2012 campaign $7 million, followed by lawyers at $6 million and businesses at $4 million.

    "We're going to see a different mixture of fundraisers and bundlers this time," said Bob Stern with Los Angeles-based Center on Governmental Studies. "In 2008, it was about ideology. It was people who were committed to Obama the person. What we see now are the Wall Street types, business types -- people who want something from government."

    That's not to say Obama's 2008 bundlers didn't want something. Obama rewarded half of his top money men plum government appointments. Matthew Barzun, who raised $500,000, was named Ambassador to Sweden. Bill Eacho, who bundled a similar amount, received the Ambassadorship to Austria.

    Obama Looks to 'Bundlers' for 2012 Re-Election Campaign - FoxNews.com
     
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    Well, it must be true if Fox News says it...
     
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    Yup.. I suspect the Obama captured media would rather not bring it up...

    pssst...that hypocrisy thing I suppose..:lol:
     
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    I guess you'd rather Obama opened up a lemonade stand to solicit campaign funds...?
     
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    Well.. it would be the closest he's come to running a business, the experience might be good for him..:lol:
     
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    Obama isn't opposed to the wealthy, hes opposed to the wealthy/corporations that have no desire to join his Klan of corporate fascists that submit to the government as long as they're allowed to have a monopoly on whatever it is they do - e.g General Electric, labor unions (which all vote progressive) etc.
     
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    It's fairly obvious Obama enjoys the lavish lifestyle and his millions in the bank...

    He surely feels the pain of the common American....:lmao:
     
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    Obama knows his policies are horrible which is why he's creating two worlds. One of which his organized supporters (unions, poor, those who work for certain corporations) are pretty much exempt from his policies and another world where those who oppose him are forced to live with the horrors of having to subsidize his support base.

    What hes doing is redistributing wealth from those he hates which is the non-union middle class and up private sector..... Hes taxing the fuck out of them and giving the money right to his unions via stimulus plans and bailouts.

    The only people that got anything from the government via all of Obamas spending were the unions - thats it and thats all.
     
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    Not all rich are for pollution and screwing the workers.
     
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    I'd rather have Obama resign today, and profusely apologize to the country for everything he's f**ked up.

    Hell, if he were Japanese, seppuku would probably be in order for his level of profound failure.
     
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