Business bucks become OK for inauguration

  • Article by: LOS ANGELES TIMES EDITORIAL
  • Updated: January 11, 2013 - 6:48 PM

Time and again, President Obama has promised to curb the power of special interests, a stance more consistently breached than honored. The latest -- which comes after Obama reneged on his pledge to accept only public financing for the 2008 general election if his GOP opponent did the same, and after his re-election campaign in early 2012 began urging donors to send money to a super PAC, a financing mechanism he had spent years decrying -- is his decision to accept corporate money to pay for events at the presidential inauguration this month.

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bgmach3Jan. 13, 1310:07 AM

Is anyone really surprised here? We don't have a democracy anymore. Big money controls everything all the way up to the presidency.

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