While the Nation Suffers, Tickets to Obama Birthday Bash Cost Up to $36,000 Per Person!

Presidential birthday bashes are nothing new, but in the wake of a months-long debt battle and in the midst of an economy barely chugging along, some see President Barack Obama’s Wednesday birthday celebration coming at a terrible time.

“We’re nearing a double-dip recession. We’ve lost 125,000 jobs here in Illinois just since he took office,” Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady said Tuesday.

Mitt Romney tweeted a campaign video painting a dreary picture of Chicago’s economy and the message, “@BarackObama celebrates his 50th bday & collects $35,800 checks but IL is struggling due to his failed policies.”

Still, there will be plenty of prominent Democrats who will find it in their schedule — and their pocketbooks — to attend the festivities.

And there’s no secret that the event at the legendary Aragon Ballroom in Uptown is a campaign fundraiser.

Tickets for Obama’s birthday celebration range from $50 for the concert to nearly $36,000 per person for a private dinner with the President.

From:  http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/obama-birthday-chicago-126648603.html

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2 Responses to While the Nation Suffers, Tickets to Obama Birthday Bash Cost Up to $36,000 Per Person!

  1. He celebrates his birthday @ $36,000 a ticket, while we celebrate the New Depression!

  2. Joan Bravers says:

    So much for leading by example!

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