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Obamas want daughters to get taste of life on minimum wage
Reuters ^ | June 20, 2014 | ROBERTA RAMPTON

Posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:56 AM PDT by rickmichaels

President Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.

The president scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins, waited tables at an assisted-living facility for seniors and also worked as a painter. The first lady worked at a book binding shop.

"I think every kid needs to get a taste of what it's like to do that real hard work," Michelle Obama said in an interview with Parade magazine, slated to run on Sunday.

"We are looking for opportunities for them to feel as if going to work and getting a paycheck is not always fun, not always stimulating, not always fair," the president said. "But that's what most folks go through every single day."

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1 posted on 06/20/2014 8:21:56 AM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

With a safety net the size of Fort Knox


2 posted on 06/20/2014 8:23:25 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: rickmichaels

Let them pay their own rent and tuition if you really want to give them a “taste”. Anything else is just more “Bear is loose and gettin’ down with the common class” rhetoric.


3 posted on 06/20/2014 8:23:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: rickmichaels

I see. He doesn’t want them punished with a baby. But being punished with a McJob?

Thats OK.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 8:24:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: rickmichaels

They work for minimum wage and daddy buys them a Mazda....That’ll teach them.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 8:24:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels

WOW ! Barry and Michelle had jobs


6 posted on 06/20/2014 8:24:40 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: rickmichaels

Oh, isn’t that touching! Their Highnesses want the princesses to learn all about how the scum live.

We used to call that “slumming.”


7 posted on 06/20/2014 8:24:59 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: rickmichaels

Obama’s daughters will never have a “taste” of what it will be like to be common folk, and to suggest they will is idiocy aimed at discouraging Americans from thinking of the Obamas as part of the 1%


8 posted on 06/20/2014 8:25:25 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: rickmichaels

1. Scooping ice cream is not “real hard work”. Roofing is real hard work.

2. Nice to know that the Obama’s acknowledge that they’ve never done real hard work, besides that stint scooping ice cream.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 8:27:08 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rickmichaels

Just have them call Chelsea Clinton.
She got by making $26,000 an Hour “WORKING” at NBC.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 8:28:33 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Proud Antiobamunist since 2008...)
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To: rickmichaels

Hopefully they’ll never have to do what their father did to score mountains of pot and other drugs from a gay adult dope dealer.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 8:28:38 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: rickmichaels

So the daughters are getting paid minimum wage - to work as a production assistant on the set of Steven Spielberg’s new Sci Fi flic with Halle Berry.

Now that’ starting at the bottom /s


12 posted on 06/20/2014 8:31:44 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rickmichaels

he worked as a painter?

Goodwin’s law prevents me from making a comparison to another fascist tyrant who also worked as a painter.

:-)


13 posted on 06/20/2014 8:31:50 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

I won’t buy it til they’re flipping burgers on the midnight shift at the Rhode Island Ave. McDonalds.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 8:32:43 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: rickmichaels

What a bunch of bull! sure they will let their girls work at a minimum wage place. Yeah......sure. Riiiiiight!


15 posted on 06/20/2014 8:33:30 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: rickmichaels

How about send them to public schools in DC.


16 posted on 06/20/2014 8:33:54 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: rickmichaels

Easy to do on Vacations all over the world.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 8:34:04 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

On the upside it would instantly turn one of the most dangerous McD’s in the country into the safest ...


18 posted on 06/20/2014 8:35:13 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: rickmichaels

I wonder what Socialist Security number Bonnie Prince Barry used when he scooped ice cream?


19 posted on 06/20/2014 8:37:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: rickmichaels

Sure let the Obama tykes get jobs at McDonalds or stocking shelves at WalMart. They will grow up like Chelsea Clinton, getting 6 figure jobs for which they are not qualified and doing them poorly.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 8:39:25 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: rickmichaels

And I’d like the Obamas to get a taste of the federal pen...followed by insolvency.

FUBO.

FUMO.

You are slime...pure slime...putrid pure slime.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 8:40:08 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: rickmichaels

They can work as camp counselors at an inner city DC YMCA.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 8:41:14 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: rickmichaels

Is this why they’re trying to hike the minimum wage to $15.00/hr?


23 posted on 06/20/2014 8:43:34 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: rickmichaels
""I think every kid needs to get a taste of what it's like to do that real hard work,"

Oh, please. These spoiled freakin' brats will never do an honest day's work in their lives. First, they are being taught that they have pigmentation privilege and anyone who disagrees with them can be sued. Then they know full well that like Chelsea Clinton all it will take is a phone call from daddy to get them a $600K a year job with a news organization that only requires their presence at four broadcasts.

24 posted on 06/20/2014 8:46:17 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: rickmichaels
Killer song by William Shatner, Ben Folds and Joe Jackson - Common People

Apropos lyrics:

Are you sure you want to live like common people?
You want to see whatever common people see?
You want to sleep with common people?
You want to sleep with common people like me?
But she didn't understand, She just smiled and held my hands

Rent a flat above a shop
Cut your hair and get a job
Smoke some fags and play some pool
Pretend you never went to school

But still you'll never get it right
When you're lyin' in bed at night
Watching roaches climb the wall
If you call your dad he could stop it all

You'll never live like common people
You'll never do whatever common people do
You'll never fail like common people
You'll never watch your life slide out of view
And dance, and drink, and screw
Because there's nothing else to do

Sing along with the common people
Sing along and it might just get you through
Laugh along with the common people
Laugh along, even though they're laughing at you
And the stupid things that you do
'Cause you think "poor" is cool

Like a dog lying in a corner
It'll bite you and never warn you
Look out, they'll tear your insides out
Because everyone hates a tourist
'Specially one who thinks it's all such a laugh

25 posted on 06/20/2014 8:46:26 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: IronJack

Wants to expose them to real life? Just send them to public schools in DC for a month or so.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 8:47:32 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rickmichaels

Guess they aren’t as smart as the Clintoons. Chelsea’s first job was at a hedge fund, pulling down $100,000, and she’s upped that to over $1,000,000 in her newest job. The Clintons know how to shake down the cash.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 8:48:13 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: rickmichaels

Although I do believe its a good idea to have your kids work a job... it kinda defeats the purpose when the kids are taken to and from the job and their mansion in an escorted bullet-proof limousine.

Its gonna look funny with two secret service agents hovering of the fry cooker at McyDs.

I guess now the girls have proof that they “went slumming” and “struggled” once.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 9:00:52 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: SampleMan
Scooping ice cream is not “real hard work”. Roofing is real hard work.

i agree...

"We are looking for opportunities for them to feel as if going to work and getting a paycheck is not always fun, not always stimulating, not always fair," the president said. "But that's what most folks go through every single day."

when i worked for minimum wage, (fast-food, retail) i was in high school and college, and i had lots of fun at these jobs with other people my age and a couple of "grown-ups," either in management positions, or who were contributing to their families' income...

actually, by the time i was 19-20, i no longer made minimum wage because when i applied for new positions, i had experience... so i made 50-80 cents more per hour than minimum wage...

during a couple of summers, i got to work at the local cannery... now that was HARD work--but very good money... and most of the employees were my mother's age...

29 posted on 06/20/2014 9:04:07 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: rickmichaels

A month stocking shelves at Barnes and Noble will give them street cred to organize the minimum-wage crowd.

After he did so their father described it as “being behind enemy lines”.


30 posted on 06/20/2014 9:14:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And how to GIVE UP your law license too?


31 posted on 06/20/2014 9:17:35 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: rickmichaels

If Obama worked a minimum wage job.. whers is his tax return with a social security number?


32 posted on 06/20/2014 9:21:31 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. ItÂ’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: rickmichaels

But they want that minimum wage to be $30/hr.


33 posted on 06/20/2014 9:23:23 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Sacajaweau
They work for minimum wage and daddy buys them a Mazda....That’ll teach them.

A Mazda? Mazdas are for the Great Unwashed...people like us.You mean BMW,don't you?

34 posted on 06/20/2014 9:25:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: rickmichaels

> Obamas want daughters to get taste of life on minimum wage
What’s he gonna do? Put them on a strict diet of Ramen noodles.


35 posted on 06/20/2014 9:30:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: BuffaloJack

This is such kabuki bullshi*. All families at the levels of society and with wealth the nobama’s have are financial elites. They live lives of privilege (usually on the backs of others). What crapola! What a crock! Hypocritical elitists.


36 posted on 06/20/2014 9:37:49 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rickmichaels

Oh gag me with a spoon, these spoiled kids will never see minimum wage jobs maybe they can apply at NBC I hear they pay real well for doing nothing.


37 posted on 06/20/2014 10:06:33 AM PDT by bikerman (Bowe Bergdahl is a traitor not a hero and should be hung.)
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To: rickmichaels

The fool doesn’t even see the irony. Those girls represent the majority of Americans working for minimum wage, young students making extra money in the summer.

Only 4.7% of the work force works for minimum wage. Most are teenagers living at home with their parents.

If you are an adult working for minimum wage you are likely either mentally disabled or an unskilled high school dropout.


38 posted on 06/20/2014 10:16:02 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: rickmichaels

spoiled little brats who will grow up to be grifters just like the parents.


39 posted on 06/20/2014 10:35:05 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (quatre bras AND ligny)
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To: latina4dubya
Yes, what they are really looking for is a Leftist Potemkin Village experience for their offspring, so that they can embed a hatred of capitalism in them.
40 posted on 06/20/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m 70....You’re lucky I didn’t say a Camaro.


41 posted on 06/20/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels
Why not send them off on one of Obama's wars?


42 posted on 06/20/2014 12:12:33 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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