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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DNC Refuses To Reimburse Town For Thousands Of Dollars Of Overtime Costs During Obama Visit

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. 
Gordon Joseloff, the first selectman of Westport, says he was informed this week the town's request to have the DNC and Obama for America cover the $14,812 the city paid in police and fire overtime was denied. 
The president traveled to the area on Aug. 6 to attend a fundraiser in Stamford and a $35,800 per person dinner at the Westport home of movie producer Harvey Weinstein. 


Anonymous said...

The answer to this is all too easy. Cities and towns, you have been informed. In the future, should President Obama visit your town for a fundraiser or for any other reason, you are not to provide ANY security other than your usual patrols without overtime or neighborhood change of venue.
Just let him know that he's welcome to come, but he's on his own when he gets there!

lmclain said...

$35,000 a plate and he can't afford to PAY for anything? Typical obama philosophy. I want. Someone else can pay. He STILL doesn't get it --- whatever he has forced the town to pay will be subtracted from some other budget line. But what does he care? The middle class taxpayers will foot the bill while he hobnobs with the 1%. He is THE stupidest president in our history. And we have had some pretty stupid presidents.