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  • Anonymous

    The true Obama comes out lol…. ” donors have been offered perks including tickets to an inaugural ball, seats for the parade, and access to donor receptions for $250,000″

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, he should have said, you can fund the party, but you can’t come to the party!

    • Anonymous

      That is sickening. Put that money in a Help Fund for the Hurricane Sandy victims.

  • Anonymous

    I heard somewhere that he had planned on doing a private inauguration. Was that wrong information? So will he be swearing his Oath of Office on the Bible or another Holy Book like the President usually does?

    • Anonymous

      Nonsense.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    This is risky. He could end up owing “favors” to these corporate contributors! lol. $250,000 for a chance to whisper in Obama’s ear? Nice to know our public servants are still for sale. We should let WalMart handle the inauguration. Then, you could have a word with the president for $1.99.

    • Anonymous

      This has been going on for years

    • Anonymous

      He’s termed out.

      There’s’s no reason to do any quid pro quo, ever.

  • Anonymous

    This is just how the current white house occupant rolls. Nothing to see here, people, move along and don’t you DARE suggest this is improper or inappropriate!

    • Anonymous

      LOL. Exactly. Whrere are all the people who would be screaming if this article was about some Republican doing the same thing? Get a clue, folks; ALL politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle are doing the same thing and are ALL only interested in holding on to their positions of power. Anyone who believes that any politician is in it to do good for the American taxpayer is deluded.

  • Lord Whiteman

    Where are all the Republicans who said president Obama was anti capitalism?

  • Anonymous

    If the taxpayers were picking up the tab, the right wingers would be whining about that so now they can whine about it being paid for with donations. Come to think bout it, all right wingers do is whine.

    • Anonymous

      A better situation would be that Obama cancel the Inaugural balls and use that money to Donate to the vicitims of Hurricane Sandy. He could have just one big party and have a lottery of all the people who would attend those balls.

      • Anonymous

        And maybe the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and Karl Rove could kick a few million. They had plenty to spend last election.

        Kind of funny, the right tells us how government should get out of certain things and let society take care of them through charity but the only charity those guys understand are ones that will do their bidding in Washington.

        • Anonymous

          If the President was a Republican, I would suggest the same as I did for Obama. I can’t imagine the life that the vicitms of Hurricane Sandy are now forced to live after losing all they had, NBC had an interview with one woman who resides in a motel room and has lost her home and all she had. As Americans, we should all do our best to help her and all the others who are in this situation. Yes, it would be Wonderful is all the wealthiest Americans in both parties , would donate huge sums to help these people. I am not going to play the name calling game.

          • Anonymous

            You play the name-calling game here all the time. Who do you think you’re kidding other than yourself?

          • Anonymous

            Go ahead, speak your mind. So sorry if you have been offended.

          • Anonymous

            you don’t have it in you to offend me.

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            Just got a call from a friend who just returned from the hard hit area of NJ as she went to help her relatives. Her aunt had 8 feet of water in her basement and got it pumped out. Then had to buy a new furnace, about 7 grand, and is not able to replace her washer and dryer. She has heard nothing from FEMA. SHe is lucky. Others are thankfully being fed by the Red Cross but their homes are not habitable. I am NOT talking about the shore location.

          • Guest

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        • Anonymous

          …or maybe George Soros could pay for it. Oh, sorry, I forgot that only conservatives can do wrong in spending on political matters. Also, sorry for “whining”; I forgot that only liberal viewpoints are valid and, therefore, only liberals have the right to voice their opinions.

          • Anonymous

            Well, at least you’re living up to the other part of right wingers; when they’re not whining, they’re mad.

            And liberals don’t spend all their time complaining about how they’re overtaxed or how the government wastes their money on any program that doesn’t benefit them.

          • Anonymous

            Nonsense.

        • Anonymous

          Why do you suggest ONLY wealthy Republicans when you know that there are as many or more wealthy Dems? Fema is NOT doing a good job helping and you have a lot of nerve to say what you do as you sit in your home with heat, and all of your posessions.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, so why don’t you write your congressperson and suggest that they increase the amount of funding for FEMA. Since they are more than happy to put wars and tax cuts on the credit card, why not FEMA funding? Maybe someday someone will actually say what they want our government to cut spending on.

            As Bill Krystal of the conservative Weekly Standard put it so well, “The Republican party is gonna fall on its sword to defend a bunch of millionaires, half of whom voted Democratic, and half of whom live in Hollywood and are hostile to Republicans?” Boom.

          • Anonymous

            I suggest everyone contact our elected and tell them to get FEMA in gear. They are not doing as much as they should. We are not seeing this on our local news.As far as out govt. spending cuts, Stop All the Perks to the Elected. That would save billions. Also, FEMA needs someone who can delegate better than what is being done now. Seems we spend more money on war than our own people in this country. If I was the Obama’s I would say No to all those parties and set an example to the People and the Elected. Tough times create sacrifices and all these parties for the Inaugaration should be canceled. That money would add to the FEMA fund and just Maybe our fellow Americans would have a home again. Everyone who blamed GW for a failed response to Katrina victims, should be doing the same to Obama.

          • Anonymous

            Little difference. The head of FEMA under Bush previous experience was…drum roll, please…running an association of show horse owners. The current head of FEMA is someone who has spent their whole life in emergency response.

            I would agree, we need to take better care of our country. Imagine if we parked a couple of our 11 aircraft carriers (more than the rest of the world combined) and put that money towards FEMA. FEMA will always be a problem. To have FEMA on duty, 24×365, waiting for the next disaster and prepared for any disaster, no matter how huge, will be very, very expensive.

            I just can’t imagine the suffering though – “out of power? My house is a pile of ashes, power will not be much help.” Massive storm in a very densely populated area, pretty tough to be ready for that.

            And while I agree that a little discretion would be in order, we had inauguration celebrations in 2004 while at war and 2008 when 800,000 people were losing their jobs each month. In the grand scheme of things, stuff like this is a drop in the bucket. Almost everything, except medicare, medicaid, social security and defense spending is a drop in the bucket.

          • Anonymous

            Little difference. Then why has Not one person Learned from Katrina? Michelle is already been fitted for her designer gowns for the parties. If he was as Great a man as all who voted for him Believe, then he should Man Up and Cancel those parties and give that money to Americans in the USA. As for the current head of FEMA< perhaps it is time to retire. Just ask the victims in NY and NJ what they think of FEMA. NBC did carry a Lot of interviews and not many were happy having lost all they had and yet to have FEMA help. Time to help Our country instead of trying to spread ourselves thin in belief we have to rescue the world.

          • Anonymous

            Like I say, you want the government to spend more here and less projecting our influence around the world, I’m all over it. Just remember that we might be creating FEMA jobs at the expense of BIW or Saco Defense. I have no problem with that but your tone of voice suggests something else. I don’t recall people being all wadded up over Laura Bush’s gowns in 2004, when we were at war.

          • Anonymous

            My tone is of Urgency. I have several friends who lived in the Sandy damaged area and have returned to help. That is my main news source. FEMA is not getting a good rap. The reason I suggest the Obama parties be cancelled down to having one party, is simply to use that money to help fellow Americans get their lives back to a degree of normal . I implied nothing more. After Katrina, we all should have learned more in the respect of organization in helping those in need. We are at war now as well as during the Bush administration, but at that time there was no recent catastrophic damage in our country from a storm.

          • Guest

            FEMA seems to be doing fine.

            They have 7,099 people deployed to help with 1.07 billion in assistance being approved.

            There are 33 disaster recovery centers in NJ.

            Sounds like a lot of feet on the ground and help is there.

          • Anonymous

            Just on the NEWS a few minutes ago, another Sandy victim. Living now with relatives. Not able to get help. FEMA tells people to go online and that is not possible as people still have No power, or lost everything. You go to NJ and tell that to the man who just told about his situation. Don’t know where you get your news but you need to be updated on Sandy and FEMA.

      • Anonymous

        lol

        • Anonymous

          Apparently you have no friends or relatives in the Hurricane hit areas of NY and NJ. Obama already had a Huge Inagural batch of parties and if he had some decency and care about fellow Americans who are truely hurting with no homes, he should consider my suggestion. I find nothing at all laughable about your reply.

  • Guest

    It should be a great time for all.

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