According to an op-ed by Jim Messina, the National Chairman for Organizing for Action, published March 7, 2013 on CNN.com, “[E]very donor who gives $250 or more to this organization will be disclosed on the website with the exact amount they give on a quarterly basis. We have now decided not to accept contributions from corporations, federal lobbyists or foreign donors.”
The actions taken by Organizing for Action(OFA), while appropriate, do not solve the fundamental problems created by President Obama’s involvement with OFA.
OFA remains an unprecedented entity that allows individual donors and bundlers to provide unlimited amounts of money to an organization functioning as an arm of the Obama presidency.
The unlimited amounts provided to OFA create opportunities for individual donors and bundlers to buy corrupting influence over the Obama administration’s policies and decisions. At a minimum, they create the appearance that opportunities for such corrupting influence exist.