Barack Obama’s presidential foundation is just two years old, yet it is already going down the same corrupt path as the Clinton Foundation.
The Daily Caller reported that the Clintons managed to convert their foundation from focusing solely on the presidential library in Little Rock, Ark., to a $2 billion globe-trotting political influence-peddling machine. It shifted from it’s declared exempt purpose in 1998 “to design, construct and initially endow a presidential archival deposit,” to the vastly expanded 2004 description of “dual missions of constructing and endowing the Clinton Presidential Center and park in Little Rock, Arkansas, and continuing the work of his presidency to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.”
In the mission description given for the Obama Foundation’s exemption application to the IRS, they offer a similar wide-open mission but without the multiple intermediate steps taken by the Clintons:
“The Barack Obama Foundation will both plan and develop a Presidential Center for future activities, including the Presidential Library, a museum and a broader campus, and engage in activities reflecting President Obama’s values and priorities throughout his career in public service: expanding economic opportunity, inspiring an ethic of American citizenship, and promoting peace, justice and dignity throughout the world.
“The foundation envisions a Presidential Center that, through its mission, initiatives, and physical and virtual presence, advances and interprets the themes of civic engagement, global perspective, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, public education, a spirit of innovation, and will become an anchor for economic development and cultivate a strong relationship with the library’s surrounding community.”
The next part includes a textual sleight-of-hand that enables the Obama non-profit to get quickly to the same point it took the Clinton operation six years to reach.
“Congress codified this model in the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955,” the Obama Foundation said. “The Act outlined the legal authority of the General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator to accept the gift of a presidential archival depository and to maintain, operate, and protect it as part of the national archives system.”
Clearly, the Obama Foundation badly wants to be the next Clinton Foundation. SHARE this story if you think the Obamas and the Clintons are incredibly corrupt!