Monday, January 14, 2013

Coins Of The Realm...And Medals Too!

— Marvin Lyman figured it would be a breeze to fill two charter buses to go from Missouri to Washington for President Barack Obama’s inauguration, just as it was four years ago when Lyman’s phone rang off the hook with people eager to make the trip.

But as December turned to January, the Kansas City restaurateur weighed canceling the trip as he struggled to find enough passengers to fill one 45-seat bus.

“Right now it looks like a group right at 18, so we’re coming,” said Lyman, co-owner of Papa Lew’s soul food restaurant. “In 2009, we had 106 people, we had two 55-passenger buses. It’s definitely not like the first time.”



When Obama takes the oath of office outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 21 and looks onto the National Mall, he will see a different landscape than he did in 2009...Read More
 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Planners of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are soliciting high-dollar contributions up to $1 million to help pay for the celebration in exchange for special access.

The changes are part of a continuing erosion of Obama’s pledge to keep donors and special interests at arm’s length of his presidency. He has abandoned the policy from his first inauguration to accept donations up to only $50,000 from individuals, announcing last month that he would take unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations.

A fundraising appeal obtained by The Associated Press shows the Presidential Inaugural Committee is going far beyond Obama’s previous self-imposed limits and is looking to blow away modern American presidential inauguration fundraising records by offering donors four VIP packages named after the country’s founding fathers.
 
Donors at the “Washington” level are offered “premium partner access” for a minimum donation of $250,000 from individuals and $1 million from corporations. The package includes four tickets to the inaugural ball, an in-demand perk with just two being held this year on inauguration night. Inaugural planners also offered $60 tickets for members of the general public, but they sold out quickly Sunday night. Tickets to the Commander In Chiefs Ball are free for invited members of the military and other guests.
 
Read more:  dailycaller.com



Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/01/13/2632518/attendance-likely-to-drop-by-a.html#storylink=cpy

2 comments:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

My circle of friends refer to this as a "Suck Fest".

Scott Way said...

That is the only way to get anywhere with "The Regime".