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Obama Camp Refuses To Pay Police For Visit

From a cheering (for Obama not paying his own way) Associated Press:

NH town to receive expenses for Obama visit

June 24, 2012

DURHAM, N.H.—An anonymous donor has agreed to pay up to $20,000 to cover expenses the town incurs as a result of a visit by President Barack Obama, Town Council Chairman Jay Gooze said Sunday.

The town asked that local expenses for Monday’s Obama campaign stop be covered by the president’s re-election campaign. Durham officials had said that the visit is expected to cost the town an extra $20,000 to $30,000 in overtime payments. Obama is scheduled to speak Monday at Durham’s Oyster River High School.

The Obama campaign had responded to the request by saying that all decisions on security expenses "are exclusively within the control of the appropriate government officials" and that if there were further questions about allocation of the expenses they should be directed to the Secret Service.

Now this is ironic in three ways, First, the Obama campaign is refusing to pay money for overtime for the supposedly sacrosanct police. Who are members of a public sector union. Meanwhile, Obama constantly pretends to be a defender of the pay of police and firemen.

Secondly, the Obama campaign said these expenses are the responsibility of the local government officials. Which is not what Obama says when he is out pushing for his various stimulus programs, which always end up shoveling more federal tax money to the public sector unions.

And lastly, wasn’t Obama mocking Republicans just two weeks ago, for not picking up the tab for their steak and Martini dinners? And now we see that the very rich Obama campaign won’t even pick up the tab for their own campaign expenses.

On Sunday, Gooze said the town’s request was not motivated by partisan politics and most Durham voters are registered Democrats. Gooze also said the town did not wish to make a national statement about campaign reimbursements.

"We have more than enough civic work on our plate," Gooze said in a statement released after a news conference. "To be clear, our request came from the basic responsibility that a local government has to its residents to ensure that expenses outside our approved budget are recovered in a fair and equitable manner."

They sure don’t sound like Democrats.

The council chairman said an anonymous donor who lives in Durham had offered to pay for town public safety costs up to $20,000.

That $20,000 could have fed a lot of ‘hongrey children.’

"The donor wanted us to make public his/her sentiment that our town had done the right thing in asking the campaign to do its part," Gooze said

In other words, the donor also wanted it to be known that he believes the town did the right thing in asking the campaign to pay its fair share.

But we know by now that Obama only believe in other people paying their fair share.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, June 25th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Camp Refuses To Pay Police For Visit”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I’m taking bets on “by what margin” the townspeople have been lied to what the real costs will end up being.

    15% over estimates

    25% over estimates

    200% over estimates

    1000% over estimates.

    High stakes return for the winner. Place your bets at I’m An Obama Sucka Dot Com

  2. canary says:

    Obama is saying that the NH local town was stupid to provide security, because he has huge enough secret service for a local town where prostitution is illegal,
    even though I do not begrudge the secret service who under Obama never get time off, for having a little nights out like even Hillary did in that gay bar.

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