“We kept running into donors who had maxed out to Obama Victory who wanted to do additional money and had the capacity to do it and were eager to do it they asked if there were vehicles and other ways to do it, and we said yes.” –Alan Kessler, fundraiser for the Committee for Change
So what is the Committee for Change? Well, it’s a nifty little device used to sneak around donor limitations. You can only give $2,300 as an individual, and $28,500 to the Democratic National Committee. Beyond this, you donate to the Committee for Change, and it gives the money to Obama.
It looks like this:
You Limousine Liberal–> Committee–> Obama
Limousine Liberal–> Obama
This is just ridiculous.
The government shouldn’t have to have donor limitations, but if it’s going to, it should actually enforce them. Changing the way the Obama gets the money doesn’t quite cut it. Either have the law or don’t, but don’t pretend you do.
Unfortunately, all of this money from the rich doesn’t make Obama consider not stealing their money, but rather enforces his believe that he has the right to steal it, as they would/should give it to them anyway.
In any case, Obama has already started bending the law, and he hasn’t even settled down into his ultimate power.