Obama's victory in the 2008 general election was aided by his tremendous fund-raising success.
A number of President Obama's top donors received ERRP checks from the federal government. ERRP stands for Early Reitree Reinsurance Program. It's a $5 billion pot of money which effectively takes on employer's retiree health care risks, at least a big chunk of it.
It's a tale of two lists, donor and ERRP recipients.GE paid no federal taxes the last two years, while getting their $36.6 million ERRP gift. How much will GE CEO Jeff Immelt pony up for insider access to the White House? We'll soon find out.