**Posted by Phineas
Because nothing says “fighting for the middle class” more than headlining a fundraiser where a single plate costs more than many people make in a year:
President Obama will travel to Los Angeles on Sept. 9 to recognize organized labor.
Obama will appear at the AFL-CIO convention, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Thursday.
That night the president will also appear at a $32,400 per plate Hollywood fundraiser held at the home of Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of the sitcom “Friends,” according to an invitation obtained by the Sunlight Foundation.
The White House is billing the appearance at the labor convention as the latest in the president’s summer-long middle class economic tour, according to the Los Angeles Times.
I bet the servers at this shindig will feel real honored by all the attention, as they’re passing out plates of surf-and-turf to Hollywood stars, Democratic pols, and union bosses.
The Democratic Party has come a long way since Jackson’s day.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)