Monday, February 23, 2009

Bill Dodger

So Obama owes Chicago money for his election party. Turns out, he also owes Philadelphia.

BARACK OBAMA spent a record $760 million getting himself elected president. But his campaign, Obama for America, still owes Philadelphia nearly $24,000 for several pre-election events, and the cash-strapped city hasn’t given up its collection efforts.

The most expensive event was an Oct. 4 rally on the Parkway, featuring Bruce Springsteen. The city’s expenses came to $9,050, including sound systems, lighting, platforms, bleachers and clean-up costs.

There were smaller charges for a series of Obama appearances on Oct. 11, at Progress Plaza, the Mayfair Diner and Vernon Park, and $3,666 for a Joe Biden rally at Marconi Plaza the day before the election.

Answer me this- why is a city spending their taxpayers' money on partisan electioneering?

Perhaps in future US cities will know to make sure that politicans pay up front for things like this.

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