With the election over and Barack Obama scheduled to take up residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., some questions arise about his course for America. More importantly though, and far more numerous, are the “pipers” that now need to be paid.
Obama’s campaign raised $150 million in the month of September alone, that shattering his record of $65 million in August. His filings with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) showed a very sizable chunk of donations for both months were from donors who gave less than $200.
Wow, you might say, that means he had a lot of donors. On paper you would be right, but Americans everywhere…
…need to know that according to FEC rules, donors who give less than $200 do not have to be itemized. They are thrown together in the “un-itemized contributions” category. Really now.
Furthermore, since they don’t need to be listed with the FEC, Obama won’t disclose the names. That means one of four things:
1. The economy wasn’t nearly as bad Obama said
2. The lists are with his birth certificate (the original), and “darn it we just can’t find THAT thing anywhere”
3. The lists are with his college transcripts, and “darn it we seemed to have misplaced those things”
4. There really weren’t THAT many donors, just a small number who sent in small amounts under false names, lots of times
The case for #1 could be made, but then Obama would be a liar. That won’t work. Numbers 2 and 3, well those could be plausible, but more on those in a later post.
Finally, #4. There have been plenty of reports about just this situation. A search on Google came up with 141,000 in under a quarter of a second. And these weren’t even under $200, because remember, the lists of those names are with the birth certificate or the college transcripts
These are donors over $200 but still small donations. Donors such as Jockim Alberton from DE, who works for Fdsa Fdsa; Jgtj Jfggjjfgj (I’m not making this up, honest) from gjtjtjtjtjtjr; Derty West and Derty Poiiuy from rewq, ME, who either work for or as Qwertyyy or Qwerttyyu. There are plenty more just like those. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/politics/10donate.html)
So where does that leave us? Well, we need to take a look at Obama’s friends and see who would benefit from him winning, why they would benefit and how much they’re going to charge for sending in donations with a name like “Jgtj Jfggjjfgi”. That will be part two. Until then, take some time and mull over it.
God Bless America.