W.H.: ‘No set price’ for meeting with Obama

March 4, 2013 10:17 am  

(Politico) – There is no “set price” to meet with President Obama, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday amid continued outcry over the role of Organizing for Action, the outside group supporting the president’s agenda.

“Any notion that there is a set price for a meeting with the president of the United States is just wrong,” Carney said during his daily briefing.

Since OFA is intended to back the president’s agenda, it makes sense that Obama would meet with the group, Carney said. “As anyone would expect, the president would likely meet with their representatives to discuss his agenda.”

“But, again, any notion that there’s a price for meeting with the president is simply wrong,” he added.

Carney’s comments followed critical weekend editorials from The New York Times and The Washington Post. Major donors will get spots on an advisory board that will have regular meetings with the president, “behavior that has become all too common in this town and carries more than a whiff of influence-peddling,” the Post editorial board said.

Decrying hypocricy from a president once critical of the role of big money in politics, watchdog Common Cause last week called on Obama to ask OFA’s leaders to shut down the group. Carney signaled that Obama would be doing no such thing, saying its existence is “perfectly appropriate.”

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/03/wh-no-set-price-for-meeting-with-obama-158389.html

Poll: Americans Believe They Have Right To Shoot Down Government Spy Drones
Conservatives Pushing Boehner, Cantor to Defund Obamacare in Continuing Resolution

Top Stories

White House’s Top Economist Makes Important Concession: ‘I’... (The Blaze) - Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, heralded 2014 as a successful year for economic growth, but when...
Navy Warns Budget Cuts Delaying Ship Repairs, Leaving Sailors Out... More time at sea for sailors, older ships (Washington Times) - Politically motivated budget cuts and a hiring freeze have left the Navy with a ship...
Why Are We Spending A Billion On Government Preschool? (The Daily Signal) - The Obama administration has just announced a new $1 billion initiative ($750 million in federal grants and the remainder from p...
Debt Hits $18 Trillion; Up 70% Under Obama (Zero Hedge) - Last week, total US debt was a meager $17,963,753,617,957.26. Two days later, as updated today, on Black Friday, total outstanding US p...
Obamanomics Cost: 10 Trillion Plus (Daily Signal) - What has been the price tag for the audacious Obamanomics experiment? How much has it all cost — the bailouts, the debt, the stimu...
Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stam... (CNS News) - Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Depar...

Comments


Please help us stay spam-free. Mouse over a spam post and click the X to report spam.