Just another crooked politician

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    logic,commonsenseposted 3 years ago

    obama's 2008 campaign has just been fined $375,000 by the Federal Elections Commission.  Largest fine ever for a campaign.
    Our lord and savior is apparently no saint.

    1. tsadjatko profile image88
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I believe it was $375,000!
      Well, they got caught this time, but don't think for a minute that this was the  proverbial "first offense", just one time when they got caught  (probably one of many times over the years when they didn't get caught) . 
      How about a little perspective. The fines are among the largest ever levied on a presidential campaign by the FEC and stem from a series of missing notices for nearly 1,200 contributions totaling nearly $1.9 million.
      Campaigns are required to file reports within 48 hours on donations of $1,000 or more received during the final 20 days of the campaign. The fine was detailed in a conciliation agreement sent to Sean Cairncross, chief counsel for the Republican National Committee.
      Obama campaign spokeswoman Katie Hogan said the 2008 campaign had more than 3 million donors and "the very few outstanding questions have now all been resolved." Obama's campaign raised nearly $750 million from 2007 to 2008.
      The fines, first reported by Politico, are among the largest assessed on a presidential campaign, according to the FEC. Al Sharpton's 2004 campaign was fined more than $200,000, and Kansas Sen. Bob Dole's 1988 presidential campaign paid a $100,000 fine.
      Among other large fines involving political organizations, liberal group America Coming Together was fined $775,000 in 2007.
      The fines followed an audit of the campaign by the FEC in the aftermath of complaints by the Republican National Committee and others groups. The Obama campaign paid $230,000 in fines and the Democratic National Committee, which ran a joint fundraising committee with the campaign, paid the remainder. Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2013/01/ … rylink=cpy
      In the end, sounds like business as usual in American politics. Funny, however, that whenever money is mentioned in the same sentence as President Obama (cost of his family's vacations, campaign finance, spending, the debt, the deficit, fiscal cliff, no budget for 4 years, Obamacare [it's a tax]...) all records are being broken. Funny too, all records that can be proudly claimed by liberals. Who says liberals can't get anything accomplished? They've bankrupted America. We have no money.