Sunday, August 26, 2012

Obama Stiffs Cities with His Bills

Barack Obama Lies 

If a city is planning to host a campaign event for the Obama Campaign, they had better brace themselves for the very real possibility that Obama does not cover the extra costs incurred at the local level.  Should one try to collect from the Obama Campaign, one could receive a form letter similar to the one sent to Durham, Westport and Beverly Hills:

“All such decisions, including their impact on costs incurred by federal, state or local governments are exclusively within the control of the appropriate government officials.

“Should there be a question about the allocation of expenses among the cooperating authorities, we assume that it should be directed to the U.S. Secret Service.”
UPDATE: September 7, 2012 Charlotte, NC   Democrats ended their convention in Charlotte $5 million short of their budget even after being forced to draw down a $10 million line of credit from Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) according to a Democratic Party fundraiser.
That will leave a $15 million bill that eventually will have to be paid by President Barack Obama’s campaign or the Democratic National Committee, according to the fundraiser, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
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 August 21, 2012 Las Vegas NV    Obama’s campaign, Obama for America (OFA), left the Clark County School District with nearly $25,000 in unpaid bills from two rallies at Bonanza and Coronado high schools in 2008.  They finally paid it back in June of this year; probably because they would like to be able to use this same resource again this year. The question is, "How long will he take to pay them back this time? Will he pay it all?"
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August 20, 2012 - Westport, CT     The  Democratic National Committee has notified the Town of Westport it will not pay police and fire overtime costs for providing assistance in President Obama’s fundraising visit to Westport earlier this month, to the tune of $14, 812.

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August 2, 2012 Newport Beach, CA    He's stiffing the California city of Newport Beach $35,000 for extra security costs incurred when the campaigner-in-chief held a fundraiser in the oceanfront community early this year.

June 25, 2012  Durham, NH Population 10,235 - Barack Obama's reelection campaign refused to pay $20,000 in public safety costs associated with the president's visit. An anonymous donor came forward, though and paid it for the city. THAT is why this story made the news. 

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April 2012  Burlington VT  Obama stiffed this town of 17,000 for $2,100.

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November 3, 2011 Beverly Hills, CA 
He campaigned in Beverly Hills on two separate occasions, both times the City of Beverly Hills was involved in the planning, safety, security and transportation arrangement associated with a presidential visit, costing the City $82,044.  They are still seeking reimbursement.

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When Obama announced Biden as his running mate in 2008, during his campaign he stiffed the city of Springfield, IL for $55,000.

This is just a list of cities that have been made public.  I'm sure there could be others which have simply  gotten attention from the media yet.  If you know of any more, please feel free add them in the comments section

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