One thing that President Barack Obama liked to play up was the fractured fairy tale that transparency was a key part of his administration. In this latest little dust-up, the former President practices more of his transparency. Mr. Obama will be speaking at the University of Southern Denmark if his staff can reach an agreement or the terms of the appearance. What Obama’s staff does not want to be revealed is how many Danish Krone he will be reaping for his dispensing of wisdom. Is it that gross?
As Written and Reported By Andrew Kerr for the Daily Caller News Foundation:
Representatives for Barack Obama have threatened to cancel the former president’s upcoming paid speech at a Denmark university if details of his speaking contract are released to the public.
But the event has already sparked criticism from citizens of Denmark’s Kolding Municipality, which is providing 750,000 kroner, or $117,000, in taxpayer funds to support the behind-closed-doors event titled “A Conversation with President Barack Obama.”
Kolding currently faces a deficit of 100 million kroner in its next year’s budget. The town’s mayor, Jørn Pedersen, justified using taxpayer dollars to fund Obama’s invite-only talk, claiming the event is effectively a marketing opportunity for the town, according to Danish news outlet JydskeVestkysten.
“At this event, current and future leaders will have an opportunity to experience President Obama first hand. Everyone can expect to be inspired. And we have every reason to be proud,” Kolding Mayor Jørn Pedersen said……..
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