Saturday, June 21, 2008

More Obama lies

According to Barack Obama, he broke his promises to be bound by public campaign funding laws because, "John McCain’s campaign and the Republican National Committee are fueled by contributions from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs."

But according to FactCheck.Org, "those sources account for less than 1.7 percent of McCain's money" and about 1.1 percent of the money donated to the Republican National Committee ("In 2004, PACs provided about 10 percent of the DNC's total fundraising and only about 1 percent of the RNC's total...").

It is dishonest for Obama to tell the public that McCain and the RNC are "fueled" by lobbyists and special interests when these sources make up less than 2% of their income.

The issue that is really behind Obama's rejection of public funding of his campaign is that accepting public funding comes with limitations: "both candidates would have been limited to spending $84.1 million, all of it from taxpayers."

Apparently 84 million is not enough for Obama (or he doesn't think he can beat McCain on a fair playing field) so when he found out that he can make much more than 84.1 million dollars by rececting the public funding, Obama broke all his promises to accept only public funding.

I thought Barack Obama was going to change the way Washingon works. Was that just another lie?

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