It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to the cause.

from President Barack Obama – 2008 Presidential Acceptance Speech on Rap Genius

Meaning

It was later found that all this talk of “small donors” was actually bullshit and that there weren’t nearly as many small donors as Obama let on or made us believe. It was actually large donors making numerous smaller contributions.

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