Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DNC Again Refuses To Pay Its Debts

In a time when the president is calling upon the wealthy to "pay their fair share", it appears he and the Democratic National Committee refuse to pay their just debts. The Democratic National Committee has informed a Connecticut town it will not be reimbursed for the thousands of dollars the city spent on costs for President Obama's fundraising visit earlier this month.

Westport was informed this week that the town's request to have the DNC and Obama for America  to cover the $14,812 the city paid in police and fire overtime was denied.

As reported here last month, this is not the first time local officials have gotten in a dispute over payments for security costs to accommodate Obama fundraisers. For months the city of Newport Beach, California has been trying to get the Obama campaign to pay $35,000 in security costs for a fundraiser earlier this year. Compare that to the Romney campaign which did reimburse the city for security costs at a Republican fundraiser.

In Westport Obama was offered the opportunity to "soften any hard feelings" in the town about the visit's costs by holding a public event, such as visiting a nearby 9/11 memorial. Although the memorial was just yards from where the president's helicopter landed, Obama did not visit it.   That's gratitude for you. Once again, Democrats have no interest in paying bebts - not theirs, and not America's.   /

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