Notice connection between Obamas, CGI Federal

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Rest assured that the Obama administration will be a good steward of your tax money.

Note this: Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, the company that earned the “no-bid” contract to build the $678 million Obamacare website (that was a complete failure). She is also reportedly a former Princeton classmate of First Lady Michelle Obama, a curious connection first noted by the Daily Caller.

Townes-Whitley and the first lady reportedly graduated from Princeton in 1985 and are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

I am truly amazed at the number of coincidences displayed here.

Tom Baker

Waitsburg

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wwguy7 1 year, 1 month ago

Now you're just being a crazy tea party republican!! There couldn't be anything more than coincidences in this situation!

(Please recognize the satire in the above statement.)

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namvet60 1 year, 1 month ago

There are a lot of connections with this Administration that makes one very skeptical.

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PearlY 1 year, 1 month ago

With today's report of around 2.5 million fraudulent subscribers to the "Obamaphone" program, the expenditures for which leaped from $819 million in 2008 to $2.2 billion in 2012, I'm sure we'll hear soon of connections between Obama and the providers who enabled the fraud and reaped the $$$$ from it. Coincidental, no doubt.

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

Not checking your facts, AGAIN!

As The Atlantic and ThinkProgress have reported, the ad promotes a flat-out lie circulated by right-wing media that the Obama administration has provided some type of free phone welfare benefit. In fact, the phone program was established in the 1980s under President Ronald Reagan and continued through the George W. Bush administration. The decision to depict an African-American woman on welfare thanking Obama for her phone appears to be a deceptive ploy to inject racial resentment into the election.

The Tea Party Victory Fund has used former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell as its spokesperson to push the ad. But the makers of the ad may have much closer ties to mainstream Republicans. According to disclosures with the Federal Elections Commission, the group sponsoring the ad has paid $26,737 to an Indiana-based consulting firm called The Prosper Group (and an affiliate, known as Conservative Connector).

The Prosper Group boasts on its website that it helped Senator Scott Brown raise $12 million online and has worked in the past for Republicans like Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), Allen West (R-FL), Sharron Angle (R-NV), Dan Coats (R-IN), Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Sean Bielat (R-MA). A further search of FEC reports show that freshman lawmakers like Tom Reed (R-NY) and Todd Young (R-IN), as well as Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock (R-IN) and Senator Brown’s current re-election effort, have made payments this cycle to the firm.

I called the firm earlier today, and spoke to several people. At first, a representative said he would transfer me to the account executive who worked on the ad campaign. Later, someone from the Prosper Group asked how I received contact information with the firm and explained that the firm never had any association with the Tea Party Victory Fund. After some prodding, one of the staffers with the Prosper Group conceded that they had indeed worked with the group sponsoring the Obama Phone ad, but that I should speak with a “partner” of the firm named Jordan Gerhke. Gerhke, a former deputy campaign manager with Sharron Angle’s Senate race in 2010, confirmed with The Nation that he worked on the ad campaign. He however disconnected the call after being asked about work with the Prosper Group.

When asked about the payments from the Tea Party Victory Fund to his consulting firm, another account manager with the Prosper Group named Joe Zapf simply hung up the phone.

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/09/27/924011/the-truth-about-the-obama-phone/

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grammaphyllis 1 year, 1 month ago

One observer predicts that we will soon hear: "If you like your gun, you will be able to keep your gun. Period" Listen carefully to what is said, then decide. Will you buy a used car from this man??

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MyFamNews 1 year, 1 month ago

The program, which is administered by the nonprofit Universal Service Administrative Co., has grown rapidly as wireless carriers persuaded regulators to let people use the program for cellphone service. It pays carriers $9.25 a customer per month toward free or discounted wireless service. This is hardly a free program (signed by President Reagan), however, according to the information at Universal Services, the carriers are supposed to check for eligibility. That would be the fox watching the hen house.

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PearlY 1 year, 1 month ago

"The carriers are supposed to check for eligibility. " True, and as inadequately as they've been doing it, if they fail they are subject to fines. But Sibelius has made it clear that NO ONE will be checking on eligibility for Obamacare subsidies. And NO ONE will be accountable for the billions in fraud that will ensue. Just like no one will be accountable for the crimes that will result from the fact that there is no federal requirement for a criminal background check on Obamacare "negotiators" who will have access to people's most private information.

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namvet60 1 year, 1 month ago

Gallup poll (11/5/13) Presidential approval rating 39% . . . . . . .

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barracuda 1 year, 1 month ago

Namvet....

Now come on..... Obama's drop in ratings is G.W. Bush's fault...

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namvet60 1 year, 1 month ago

Well if we can't pinpoint Bush we always have Reagan to fall back on?

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

By the Nam..............Gallup is owned by a Republican, who's polls ALWAYS favor the Republicans, even when they are loosing.

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

And exactly who are they calling! Republican areas?

Seems you forgot.............the Republicans approval rating are at an all time low..............lower, than Pres. Obama.

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VinoTinto 1 year, 1 month ago

What, the Obamas are black!?!? Outrageous! Thanks for bringing that to my attention!

The only thing more pathetic than Tom Baker are his groupies. I can't believe I pay to read this horse shite!

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

Vino........during the biblical days, they would be ranting, that Jesus was black. Christ did NOT have white skin, blue eyes and long flowing brown hair. He had dark skin, dark eyes and wore short hair....and he would be a liberal.

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downhillracer 1 year, 1 month ago

No better steward of "our tax money" than the Tea Party and the 24 BILLION wasted during the shutdown, or the millions-upon-millions wasted voting to "repeal".

The only "coincidences displayed here" are the tin foil hats and black helicopters crowd. Can I get a "Benghazi" thrown in for good measure?

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

I wonder when the Tea Party will start using their correct name! They are "John Birchers." Remember the "John Birch Society" during the 70s. They use to offer free copies of their newspaper "The Spotlight,' which could found in one of the newspaper box stands.

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PearlY 1 year, 1 month ago

And then there's this:

"The Affordable Care Act is the biggest new health care program in decades, but the Obama administration has ruled that neither the federal insurance exchange nor the federal subsidies paid to insurance companies on behalf of low-income people are 'federal health care programs.' The surprise decision, disclosed last week, exempts subsidized health insurance from a law that bans rebates, kickbacks, bribes and certain other financial arrangements in federal health programs, stripping law enforcement of a powerful tool used to fight fraud in other health care programs, like Medicare."--New York Times, Nov. 5

But of course, the New York Times is just another tin-foil hat wearing conspiracy theorizing teabagger rag, right, downhillracer?

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

The insurance companies are the BIGGEST crooks in this country. I used to be employed by the largest one in the Midwest. We were taught how to avoid paying parts of payments for cancer patients. IN OTHER WORDS, insurance companies will lie, cheat and steal to avoid paying.

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downhillracer 1 year, 1 month ago

Context is everything. Ever consider linking the entire article, rather than cherry-picking a paragraph to spin? Oh, you just read the part Faux selected for you? PS, the courts may have a different opinion on this ruling, that's how government works, m-kay?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/us/politics/federal-health-law-may-not-be-a-federal-health-care-program.html?_r=0

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PearlY 1 year, 1 month ago

Well, I had read the entire article originally, but I went back and re-read it, thinking I must have missed something if you thought the "context" somehow discredited the part I quoted.

But it doesn't, m-kay? So your point was - ?

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

Maybe his point is.............you don't check the FACTS.

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PeggyJoy 1 year, 1 month ago

http://crooksandliars.com/jamie/daily-callers-failed-attempt-tying-obama-cg

The Daily Caller's Failed Attempt At Tying Obama To CGI Federal By Jamie

In attempts to find scandal, collusion and anything else they can manufacturer against healthcare.gov, the Daily Caller has reached a new low. Here's their latest revelation, which also happens to be at the top of Drudge right now..

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

So because two people were in the same class at Princeton, that means that they not only know each other, but that one would give the other an enormous government contract? And speaking of that contract, well let's say facts are a stubborn thing. CGI Federal's part of the healthcare pie was actually just under $94 million. They were only one of 47 contractors that worked on the massive project.

In today's fast-paced world of internet news, it's not uncommon to go with a story that really isn't. That isn't the case here though. The Daily Caller has been on a constant mission to try to tie CGI Federal to President Obama in one way or another. Last week they posted a story from another angle - one with a motivating factor that generally upsets a lot of us:

Read the complete article at above link............

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