There are a number of stories clamoring for attention today, but I have to start with this one. As I am sure you all recall, we heard, ad nauseum, how much money Obama made in 2008 from the “little people.” Never mind that the Obama Campaign did not bother to check where they lived, if they were US Citizens, what their occupations were or any of those other pesky campaign finance issues. Picky, picky, picky.
Well, they seem to have developed a NEW strategy to raise campaign funds this time around, and is it ever a doozy. From the Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign has hundreds of thousands of eager, low-dollar donors — and a tiny trickle of unwilling, defrauded donors.
The latest example comes from David Newman, who found a $15 charge, dated May 6, from the “Obama For America” campaign on one of his debit cards.
Newman had supported Obama in 2008, but “I didn’t sign up to say ‘Do this every three months or every three years when you need money,’” he told The Daily Caller.
“This is completely 100 percent unauthorized,” said Newman, an information technology specialist. The money has since been returned by Bank of America, and the debit card has been cancelled, he said.
Newman’s example follows the publication of two examples of small-scale fraud by Powerline, a conservative blog. For example, “Bill G” told Powerline that he had found a $10 charge to “Obama for America” a few weeks after someone had secretly changed his address in the bank’s database.[...] (Click here to read the rest of this tale of fraud, including that the Obama Campaign STILL does not require the little number from the back of the card.)