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$1 Million Donations Wanted for Obama Inauguration

ObamaWASHINGTON (AP) — Planners of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are making an unprecedented solicitation for high-dollar contributions to help pay for the celebration.

They’re asking for individual donations of up to $1 million to help fund the events surrounding the inaugural on Jan. 21. Such donation packages, which come with special access, are a far cry from the policy of Obama’s first inauguration to accept contributions up to only $50,000 from individuals.

The pressure is high to pay for the festivities after donors already contributed to the most expensive campaign in U.S. history. More than 400 individuals and a handful of corporations have so far contributed $200 or more to the inaugural committee. But the committee won’t be listing how much they’ve given until weeks after the event, another about-face from 2009.

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  • Mick

    I wouldn’t give that jack ass two cents. Hope he’s impeached.

  • S. Hadley Republican

    Like Matt I like the comments also, but wait did we not just have our chance to vote this president out of office before he was able to do something like this. Some of us tried to warn you , but you get the government you deserve. Next time there is a chance to vote one of theses tax and spend politicians out let’s do it and yes I also mean the rinos.

  • Elvis Bieber

    Kind of nervy to raise taxes and then ask for donations. This guy just does not stop.