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Jim Hightower: Obama’s inauguration sells out

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He did it. Unfortunately. Sadly. Disappointingly.

President Barack Obama, reversing his own honorable precedent for his first inaugural, has chosen this time to have corporations pay for his second round of big shindigs. This multimillion-dollar infusion of corporate cash is a crass intrusion by favor-seeking private interests into what ought to be a purely public occasion.

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