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Donor Fatigue

11:49 AM, Apr 9, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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President Obama has never been shy about hitting up those "millionaires and billionaires" for the cash he needs to bash them and "fundamentally transform" things.  Up to now, they have been generous but patience, it seems, is beginning to fray.  The donors would like to see some more action and hear fewer pleas for money.

According to “Page Six” of the New York Post, the president is planning to attend:

a cozy reception for fewer than 65 guests with tickets priced at $32,400 per couple at the Manhattan home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his designer wife Georgina Chapman on May 13 

But not all those invited are especially happy about being asked to pony up yet again, according to one unnamed source:

“It is stunning that [Obama] is back here fund-raising. We’d like to see some results for the money we’ve already given. And his impact on the traffic congestion in the city is the perfect example of why we need an infrastructure bill that he’s never put any muscle behind.”

Well, one way to get the money out of politics is for people to stop giving it to politicians.

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