Got a spare million? Inauguration planners want you to donate your fair share

The Obama administration knows you might be a little strapped for cash after donating last year to the most expensive presidential campaign ever, but if you do have an extra $1 million sitting around, the president’s inauguration planners will take it.

The Associated Press is reporting that inauguration planners are soliciting donations of up to $1 million. Austerity cutbacks? Those can wait until February, right? So what do you get for a million bucks? “Such donation packages, which come with special access, are a far cry from the policy of Obama’s first inauguration to accept contributions up to only $50,000 from individuals,” writes the AP.

Consider it a stimulus for the American party industry; the White House can stop shredding the Constitution and buy some fresh confetti instead.

What would you prefer? A second-term president with no balls?

  • sybilll


    “For what? 2 balls?” You may be on to something because his are in Valerie Jarrett’s purse.

  • T. Baguette Jones

    Would you rather Obama tax you for it or ask for VOLUNTARY donations? Exactly. Another fake outrage #TwitchyFAIL

  • Mistress of Citrus

    If nearly half of everyone I knew didn’t even want me to get married I’d slink off to Vegas and do it discreetly. That’s what Obama should do. We all know he likes Vegas.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Aren’t the idiots who have a million that could and would donate to Odrama already earmarking it for higher taxes? Or do they get a tax deduction for this, uh, that is until the Dembeciles close the loophole in their pursuit of $1,000,000,000,000+ in taxes.

  • walterc

    Why don’t the Hollywood/Wallstreet crowd that think they need to pay higher taxes pony up the funds for an Obama bash? Us 98%ers need what’s left of our paycheck to feed our families.

    • RightThinking1

      Yes. And while they are at it, his drooling sycophants might pay off the lingering $13 million owed to Charlotte for the convention.

  • bonnieblue2A

    If Obama needed an extra million$ or two perhaps he should have taken it out of his Christmas vacation budget or pay-off to Hollywood in the fiscal cliff deal.

    Wait, aren’t those catering jobs counted as “green jobs”? Surely his administration’s DOE can float their boss a loan, no?

    Seriously, how much should it cost to have Chief Justice Roberts swear him in before network TV cameras in the Oval Office?

    If Obama truly cared about this middle class he wouldn’t spend money on frivolous balls to glorify his grandiose sense of self importance to 1%ers.

  • Red47

    Donating buys access…except for the part where his last inaugurations donors were treated like toothpaste. Used and spat out.

  • detroit19

    I just got my gazillion dollar coins in the mail, but, sorry, using them them on me. Hawaii anyone? 😉

  • Roseanne Nagle

    We pay enough for his and his relative’s vacations!!!!! HOW ABOUT HE REDISTRIBUTE SOME OF HIS WEALTH TO US? No thanks, not interested….I did not vote for him.

  • Moue La Moue (D)

    Sorry, man! I am so strapped for cash right now. That whole fiasco cliff deal you pulled out of your hind ends has really taken my paycheck for a loop. Check back next week. Or you know, why not go ask those guys on the West Coast. They love you so much. Jay-Z or Beyonce I am sure could lend you the green.

  • Christian DH

    This from a President that took $1.4 billion dollars from our taxes in 2011 just to fund his family and staff. Why on earth does this guy take so many vacations when many Americans are unable to do so themselves. Shame!

  • Rulz

    Does monopoly money count?

    I mean, we are discussing making up a trillion dollar coin…..

  • weneedforesight

    “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or
    they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.–Matthew 7:6.