“Obama rewards big bundlers with jobs,” a model for local politics

This system of repayment and pervasive political corruption to pay off campaign contributions functions at the national level, all the way down to our city.

This explains the consistent indifference of local political leaders and the culture of secrecy applied to the views of the common citizen in matters of the budget, borrowing and spending.

More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests or attended numerous elite White House meetings and social events, an investigation by iWatch News has found.

These “bundlers” raised at least $50,000 and sometimes more than $500,000 in campaign donations for Obama’s campaign. Many of those in the “Class of 2008” are now being asked to bundle contributions for Obama’s re-election, an effort that could cost $1 billion.

via Obama rewards big bundlers with jobs, commissions, stimulus money, government contracts, and more | iWatch News.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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