Obama’s Inauguration Has Been Financed Partially by Bailed-Out Wall Street Executives

January 20th, 2009


Via: ABC:

The country is in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, which isn’t stopping rich donors and the government from spending $170 million, or more, on the inauguration of Barack Obama.

But there are plenty of rich donors willing to pick up the tab.

“They are not the $20 and $50 donors who helped propel Obama through Election Day,” said Massie Ritsch, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics. “These are people giving mostly $50,000 apiece. They tend to be corporate executives, celebrities, the elite of the elite.”

The biggest group of donors were none other than the recently bailed-out Wall Street executives and employees.

“The finance sector is well represented, despite its recent troubles,” Ritsch said. “Those who worked in finance still managed to pull together nearly $7 million for the inauguration.”

The donors will get some of the best seats in the house for the inauguration, as well as admittance to some of the best balls and other events.

7 Responses to “Obama’s Inauguration Has Been Financed Partially by Bailed-Out Wall Street Executives”

  1. anothernut Says:

    Just because the bottom 99% are suffering, doesn’t mean everybody should suffer! Let them eat cake!

  2. Eileen Says:

    Yo, bro’s and sister’s $170 million of taxpayer dollars spent on this inauguration. Lets get out our handkerchiefs and weep into them!
    God this is laughable that this is an issue.
    Consider Iraq. Oh, no fugged about that. Let’s not go there.
    And hey, if the subjects of the Illumaniti are opening their billfolds for the inaguaration I say go for it dudes and duddesses. Spend your money you fools. Empty your freaking wallets already.
    The big wheel is turning folks. I would love to be a happy camper. But I am not.
    I guess the best way I can sum up things in a minor nutshell (which you know I am never want to do) is to post a quote from the Rude Pundit.


    “It’s over. It’s done. It is, yes, finally, history. Yet we can’t just bury this presidency alive in the cold, cold ground and have a picnic on the earth above it, joyously toasting as it screams and claws and tries to get free before it inhales dirt, gags, vomits, and dies horribly, not knowing why it deserved such an awful fate. No, alas, no.

    Because the reason I will unreasonably hate this man, these men, these women, as human beings, and not just for ideologies and actions, is because neither I nor most of you will live to see the day that all their hurt is healed.”

    Yup, two weeks from now Saturn and Uranus will oppose each other – just like they did on election day. Joe Biden is not an astrologer, but hoo-boy – two weeks into the presidency look for something major turning on our wheel of fortune.

    I really am (believe it or not) NEUTRAL re Obama. I’ve reached the time in my life where I realize outward events, people, times, etc, are really a reflection on something like a mirror of the life I live. I also cannot deal with this factoid very well. But I’m getting better about it.

    Tomorrow, I am going to shut my office door, put paper over the glass window, and not take calls from about 11:45 on. The only CHANGE I want to WITNESS is the DOOR BEING SLAMMED ON BUSH.
    And yes, I will hold a candle of light in my heart that the new Bozo on the bus might be one that finally gets what they need to do.

  3. Aaron Says:

    I know that article refers to certain people as being Obama’s donors but wouldn’t it be more accurate to call them Obama’s owners?

  4. Loveandlight Says:


    As I’ve said previously, I really do think that, at least on a purely personal level, Obama is a man of way better intentions than the departing Shrub and Darth Cheney. But let’s face it, having better intentions than the departing duo isn’t exactly difficult. And as we keep saying here, the government of the USA is really only a managing committee for those who truly rule this country, so Obama will likely continue to do as he is told. Truth be told, I’m more concerned with spending my day off from the narcissistic grocery store cleaning up some of the clutter in my apartment than I am with what’s going on in DC.

  5. Loveandlight Says:

    Oh yeah, and WRT Uranus opp. Saturn, this aspect will be within one degree of orb for the last week of Jan. and the first two weeks of Feb., and that gives me pause, because three weeks is a long time for a serious aspect such as this one to be within one degree of orb. That would be the time I would expect to see the big “Whatever It Is” go down.

  6. Eileen Says:

    I think this is an interesting link only cause my mom had another seizure today. You know more about astrology than I do but, heck, interesting shit going down.(Scroll down for the moon and health issues)
    Here it is:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Obama’s Inaugural Address 2009

    Here’s a link to the text of President Obama’s Inaugural Address today which lasted from 12:07:50 pm to 12:26:10 pm est – “18 minutes, 10 seconds,” as reported by TV’s Brian Williams.

    ‘Seconds’ given are from my own observance.


    All the president’s address was delivered during an Hour of Saturn; Mercury Rx and Sun, both at 00AQ+, crossed Midheaven while he intoned…12:07:50 pm’s Mc 28Cap08 (conj US natal Pluto whose degree had crossed into 9th house as well) and ended 2AQ29, with Jupiter 3AQ32 conj Mc.

    Sun and Mercury had, of course, Barack Obama’s natal Jupiter in tow…his Jupiter Return 00AQ52 was on Jan 9, 2009. I’m using Aug 4, 1961, 7:24 pm AHST, Honolulu, HI; Asc 18AQ01; natal Mc 28Sco54, with Inaugural Moon 29Sco49 at 12:07 pm…conjunct and exalted at BHO’s natal Midheaven.

    So! Moon (the people; the public) conj Mc, the Goal/Aspiration Point…shades of: “This is not about me…this is about the American people.”

    To our American political thespians and their minions:

    And now, at this moment, I put on notice any politician or operative who interferes with Obama’s policies that help, or may facilitate, the common good in America…you are being watched.

    The people’s distrust is rampant after eight long years of neocon shills, Bush and Cheney, so you will be the first to be suspected of working against the American people if you block Barack Obama in his initiatives.

    Block him, block us. Or at least that will be the first assumption since Pres. Obama, unlike stubborn George Bush, is capable of trying something else if the first or second things don’t work. That trait does not give his detractors license to call him names or play PR games that are politically expedient for a certain globalist, special interest agenda.

    If your political power agenda is in sync with the common good, you will not perpetrate this undermining work against the president and the American people.

    You are on notice, as far this blogger is concerned.

    You will be watched.


    Astrology Q: did the 29 ~crisis~ degree of the Moon, which relates to the physical body and health, describe Senators Bird and Kennedy and their health crises? Both had to be taken out of the congressional luncheon.

    Sen. Kennedy now said to be doing well (3:40 pm est) after suffering a seizure, Sen. Byrd, who was upset about Teddy, was wheeled out – and Scorpio is the sign of health issues such as surgery, etc. Sen. Byrd’s *natal Sun was conjuncted today by the Inaugural Moon!

    But speaking of chairs with wheels:

    Earlier in the day, Dick Cheney looked like a big faker in his wheelchair, if I say so myself. Like HE’D ever be caught lifting moving boxes with his weak ticker. Puh! Sell me another one!


    Robert Byrd
    Nov 20, 1917,
    North Wilkesboro, NC
    sunrise: 7:10:42 am est

    Sun 27Sco37/Moon 9AQ00
    Moon being conjoined
    by tr North Node today
    = contact with the public.
    Posted by jude cowell at 12:15:00 PM 0 comments Links to this post
    Labels: American people, Barack Obama, Bush-Cheney administration, common good, Dick Cheney, Inauguration 2009, Obama Inaugural Address, Sen Robert Byrd

  7. Eileen Says:

    I forgot to send the link for the comments above:
    My bad.


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