Another Obama Lie: his Campaign Finances
by hunter thompson, Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 07:36:39 AM EST
I usually don't think that links make diaries. Especially when the link is
to a forum that has turned into another Hillary Hate fest. (They've
thrown out several HRC supporters. And I regret giving them hits.)
However, this post is atypical, and it looks like at least one HRC
supporter has managed to hang in:
Obama Lies about Campaign Finances 90% are $25-50
Last night Obama lied about the percentage of small donations which have been made to his campaign.
The Federal Election Commission figures are nothing like Obama states.
He gets around 70% from big business.
This statement is a lie."We have now raised 90 percent of our donations from small donors, $25, $50."
Presidential Campaign Finance
Cash On Hand $24,940,159
Size of Donations
$200 and Under $47,323,742
$200.01 - $499 $10,452,546
$500 - $999 $11,440,957
$1000 - $1999 $21,130,641
$2000 and Over $49,472,185
"Now what I want to point out, though, more broadly is how we have approached this campaign. I said very early on I would not take PAC money. I would not take money from federal-registered lobbyists. That -- that was a multimillion-dollar decision but it was the right thing to do and the reason we were able to do that was because I had confidence that the American people, if they were motivated, would in fact finance the campaign.
We have now raised 90 percent of our donations from small donors, $25, $50. We average -- our average donation is $109 so we have built the kind of organization that is funded by the American people that is exactly the goal and the aim of everybody who's interested in good government and politics supports."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/dis cuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum= 132&topic_id=4806478&mesg_id=480 6478