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"Theories range from the claim that Obama is getting a jump-start on funding his presidential library to conjecture that leftover campaign cash will prop up his grass-roots organizing operation, reportedly to be renamed Organizing for Action." 

"Some say that it may even line the pockets of loyal campaign consultants."

Federal Election Commission rules require disclosing donor amounts. Expenditures can remain concealed.

Public Citizen's Robert Weissman expressed concern, saying:

"Corporations make donations to events like the inaugural festivities because they get something back in return. It's not a bribe, but they do expect to get their calls returned faster, their proposals viewed more favorably."

Sunlight Foundation's Kathy Kiely said:

"Here's a guy who four years ago was Mr. Transparency, vowing to change the business was done in Washington, and how it all looks very much as its business as usual once again."

Straightaway in term one, his true colors were shown. He represents a corrupted system too dysfunctional to fix. Corporate cash reflects the tip of the iceberg. There's plenty more following inaugural donations.

Influence buyers know you have to pay to play. The more given, the more returned manyfold. Obama's hands are as dirty as the worst of them. He's got four more years to inflict more harm. Expect him to take full advantage.

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I wasn't blown away by the second inaugural speech... by molly cruz on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 2:11:13 AM
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