Why is it so hard for the (especially far) right to get their facts straight?!
The far right- from their “news sources” to their blogs are brimming over with falsehoods about Obamas overseas fundraising. Half truths, lies, and innuendos such as the taxpayers are paying for Obama to be present. It’s illegal. He’s collecting foreign money. He’s taking money from outsourcers.
So let’s look at some basic facts.
Obama is not attending any of these events.
He is not collecting money from foreigners but from Americans living and/or working abroad. Americans who pay taxes in the US. As per election laws, all donors must be revealed.
It is not illegal, and presidents and presidential candidates have long done it.
He *may* be collecting money from outsourcers. But maybe not. Only time will tell. A large number of these people living overseas work for the foreign branches of multinational US based companies. Companies that offer their products and services to the people (and/or governments) of these countries. In many cases this creates jobs here at home.
And of course the fact that Romeny is doing the same thing gets ignored. As is the fact that he will be attending many of these events. Except of course the huge one scheduled in London for the worlds elites attending the Olympics. Apparently it had to be cancelled because the host, Marcus Agius, the CEO of the bank Barclays, had to resign over manipulating interest rates- a pratice that has cost average americans millions. Romney’s kind of guy for sure.