Posted by: arnegrim | April 21, 2011

Conflict of interest?

“…For 2010, President Obama’s budget proposed reducing its federal funding from $21 million to $12 million, arguing that this would encourage the center to seek other sources for money…

The center now also has a direct tie to Obama, whose half-sister, Maya Soetero-Ng, was hired about a year ago to work as a part-time educator. Her work is paid for by private funds.

An administration official said the White House has not pushed for the center’s budget to be cut this year…”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/washpost/sparedthebudgetaxagain

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