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

Senate Clobbers Obama’s $4 Trillion Budget Plan 98-1 (The Blaze) - The Senate on Tuesday destroyed any lingering hope President Barack Obama might have had for passing his budget plan through Congress th...
President’s Budget Plan ‘a Poor Deal’ for Taxpa... Budget plans in Washington continue to have people talking. (One News Now) - Christine Harbin Hanson, the national issues campaign manager at Amer...
More Cash-Strapped Americans Turn To Tax Refund Advances (My Way News) - Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services ...
AP Admits: ‘Economy Looking Bit Paler’ 'Critical pieces remain troubled almost 6 years into recovery' (Newsbusters) - Apparently, the sheer number of weak to awful economic reports seen ...
Fed Drops Patient Stance, Opening Door to June Rate Increase (Bloomberg) - The Federal Reserve opened the door to an interest-rate increase as soon as June, while also indicating it will go slow once it gets sta...
The Federal Government Has Hit the Debt Ceiling. Now What? (The Blaze) - As of Monday, the federal government was once again forced to operate under a debt ceiling, a limit that will impose real restrictions o...

Comments


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