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President Obama Has Written Personal Checks to Letter-Writers In Need, Author Says
ABBC News ^ | October 21, 2011 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/21/2011 12:23:56 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

In February 2009, ABC News was first to report on the 10 letters from constituents that the president is given each day.

Culled from the thousands the White House Correspondence Office receives each day from Americans who have taken the time to sit down and write to their president,” the letters “help him focus on the real problems people are facing,” said then-senior adviser David Axelrod.

Some of these, maybe two or three each day, the President responds to in his own hand.

Then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told us that before two different economic speeches, the President “pulled letters he has gotten and distributed them to staff, to understand what people were going through.”

The White House is now cooperating with a book about those letters, written by the Washington Post’s Eli Saslow, who says that sometimes the president has written a check to help his correspondents. “A few times during his presidency, Obama admitted, he had written a personal check or made a phone call on the writer’s behalf, believing that it was his only way to ensure a fast result,” Saslow wrote in the Post.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: book; checks; obama

1 posted on 10/21/2011 12:24:04 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve
unreal, let me see his w-2 charitable giving..
2 posted on 10/21/2011 12:27:44 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Beaten Valve

Let me be the first to call BS on this one.


3 posted on 10/21/2011 12:28:54 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Beaten Valve

Dear Obama,

The company I work for has just closed due to the area where it is located being declared a wetland by the EPA. They had to declare bankruptcy due legal fees.

Please send help.

Signed,
Joe T Sixpack.


4 posted on 10/21/2011 12:30:50 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Beaten Valve

“The White House is now cooperating with a book about those letters, written by the Washington Post’s Eli Saslow..”

To be published right before the election next year...(eye roll). How nice that Obama’s lap dancing media is helping him in such a way.


5 posted on 10/21/2011 12:31:25 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: boomop1
As that great YouTube song went, "I guess 'my brother's keeper.. don't go too much deeper.. than his brother still stuck in a Kenyan mud shack."

The man is a TOTAL fraud.

6 posted on 10/21/2011 12:33:44 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Beaten Valve

Obama wants to be Oprah ?


7 posted on 10/21/2011 12:34:00 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Mouton
Let me be the first to call BS on this one.

And let me add the video to your call: Iceman Coughs at Maverick.

8 posted on 10/21/2011 12:34:22 PM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Beaten Valve

bank statements of recipient and canceled check?


9 posted on 10/21/2011 12:37:12 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Beaten Valve

This is the action of a patron, a don, a warlord, not that of a president of the world’s greatest democracy. What a fool.


10 posted on 10/21/2011 12:37:30 PM PDT by yetidog
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To: Beaten Valve

WAIT!!! Personal checks from what account? His personal account, his campaign account, or the taxpayers money he throws around? Inquiring minds want to know.


11 posted on 10/21/2011 12:39:07 PM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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If he really does this, it would be laudable. Unless his motivation for charity is to promote himself. Which seems to be clear now.

“See how selfless I am!” isn’t going to look very good. Obama really has a tin ear and a transparency that is not the good kind.


12 posted on 10/21/2011 12:43:42 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Beaten Valve

I asked Bill Clinton for a Selmer saxophone.
Never heard back from him.


13 posted on 10/21/2011 12:51:32 PM PDT by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: mardi59

“WAIT!!! Personal checks from what account? His personal account, his campaign account, or the taxpayers money”

Comes from his STASH!!!!!! Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm!


14 posted on 10/21/2011 1:02:27 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Beaten Valve

if you have to announce it... fail.


15 posted on 10/21/2011 1:08:45 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Beaten Valve

I wonder if the checks are drawn on the account of “Obama’s Stash”?

I’d give him some props for having balls if he’d done that. But of course we know this is all BS.


16 posted on 10/21/2011 1:11:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: penelopesire

I second that. Whether he did or did not, the true act of charity would never have been made public.

I’ve heard virtue described as doing the right thing when no one is looking - (or writing a book about it).

What a pile of dung.


17 posted on 10/21/2011 1:16:51 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: yetidog

His fellow Chicagoan, Capone, was noted for his charity also.


18 posted on 10/21/2011 1:17:19 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Beaten Valve

uh-oh, does Mooshelle know about this.


19 posted on 10/21/2011 1:17:22 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: Beaten Valve

There was a group in the sixties called The Knickerbockers. Obama’s theme song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n03a7cLf0M

If he had writtine personal checks it would have gotten out. First of all the recipients would have said something. Or a clerk who cashed them.


20 posted on 10/21/2011 1:20:53 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Evita Peron.

Sounds just like a leftist. Takes a little time to realize that giving out money is NOT the way to solve someone’s economic problems.


21 posted on 10/21/2011 1:30:15 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Beaten Valve

There’s a foul stench drifting out of D.C.


22 posted on 10/21/2011 1:43:10 PM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
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To: Beaten Valve

“President Obama Has Written Personal Checks to Letter-Writers In Need, Author Says”

Do you know the one about “How To Catch Wild Pigs”?


23 posted on 10/21/2011 2:05:34 PM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: Beaten Valve

A huge steaming pile of Horse-Pucky as is everything else about this so-called president.


24 posted on 10/21/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT by Bullish (Recovery won't begin until Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: Beaten Valve

we all KNOW that Moochelle does not let him anywhere near the checkbook...


25 posted on 10/21/2011 2:15:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beaten Valve

Riiiiight, and this just happens to come out just prior to election season.


26 posted on 10/21/2011 2:16:05 PM PDT by riri
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To: riri

Bingo.

The party’s media will release crap like this to show that he is such a benevolent dictator. Like chavez and castro.

Whatta guy he is. Look here, he is sending his own money to help those in need.

While behind the scenes wrecking the foundations of our economy.

Expect a lot more of this kind of junk.


27 posted on 10/21/2011 2:22:37 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Beaten Valve

I understand he cures sick people by simply laying on his hands, too. And then there was that time he raised his staff and parted the Potomac...


28 posted on 10/21/2011 2:33:40 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Beaten Valve

What kind of publicly funded expense account is available to the President? If any president does this out of his personal funds it is only diminished to the extent it is revealed for political purposes.


29 posted on 10/21/2011 3:28:39 PM PDT by dogcaller
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To: Mouton

I got an idea—all the out of work—in need people—everyone who wants a hand out should write to Obama at the White House today! for the price of a stamp we can bury the president in requests for money, jobs, justice etc... Maybe then he will see what problems are in the land.


30 posted on 10/21/2011 5:03:46 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: All

Is this legal?

Are these registered voters he’s buying off?


31 posted on 10/22/2011 12:36:13 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (The true face of the left that the MSM won't show: www.zombietime.com)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Good question. It doesn’t sound legal, considering these are potential voters for his reelection.


32 posted on 10/23/2011 7:56:59 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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