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Obama fundraisers while markets slide

President Barack Obama had a bad day at the White House, but a acceptable day on the attack fundraising circuit.
After watching the Dow Jones basis bead 635 points, afterward his abrupt lunchtime statement, he spent the black at two fundraisers in D.C. Almost 140 bodies abounding the $7,500 per bowl — $15,000 per ancestors – accident at the home of Don and Katrina Peebles, adopting $1 actor for his re-election campaign. Almost 60 bodies abounding the additional fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel in city D.C., according to a columnist address which did not accommodate any banking data. 

Obama’s abrupt accent at the aboriginal accident appropriate that he affairs an advancing attack for 2012. “It’s activity to be as axiological a agitation as 2008 … the adverse is activity to be bright and it’s activity to be aciculate … [there will be a] clear, bull campaign,” he said. 

“We’re now attractive at 16 months in which there’s activity to be a bright adverse and a bright best to be made,” he told his additional admirers at the St. Regis. “I’m activity to be angry as adamantine as I can for that eyes of an America that is acceptable and big and adventurous and advancing in announcement according befalling for all bodies all beyond this land.” 

At both events, he alleged for added taxes, and emphasized “fairness.” “We’re activity to accept to fix our tax code, because for years it has been abounding with loopholes, and for years it’s been inefficient, and for years it hasn’t been fair … we’ve got to do it in a way that is cogitating of who we are as Americans, and that agency that everybody pitches in in adjustment to accomplish abiding that the country is successful.”
“If we went aback to the [tax] ante that existed back Bill Clinton was President and we fabricated some bashful adjustments to Medicare that preserved the candor of the system, our abiding debt and arrears problems would go away,” he said at that St. Regis. “Most bodies actuality wouldn’t apprehension those changes,” he added, in a nod to the net-worth of his donors. 

Obama’s attack admiral appetite to accession added money than the $760 actor aloft during his 2008 campaign. But the bread-and-butter recession, and some affluent donors’ annoyance with his policies, may anticipate his attack from extensive a accustomed ambition of $1 billion. 

In July his attack appear donations of $47 actor during the additional division of the year. The Democratic National Committee aloft $38 actor during the aforementioned period, and frequently aggregate fundraising contest with the Obama campaign. 

A ample allotment of this money came from affluent donors and bodies who array donations from added affluent people. For example, 217 bundlers listed by the campaign’s website in a July 15 account could accept provided almost 75 percent of the second-quarter donations, according to a assay by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Responsive Politics. 

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