Skip to comments.President Obama Has Written Personal Checks to Letter-Writers In Need, Author Says
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 Posts 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 writers 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 ...
Let me be the first to call BS on this one.
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.
Joe T Sixpack.
“The White House is now cooperating with a book about those letters, written by the Washington Posts 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.
The man is a TOTAL fraud.
Obama wants to be Oprah ?
And let me add the video to your call: Iceman Coughs at Maverick.
bank statements of recipient and canceled check?
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.
WAIT!!! Personal checks from what account? His personal account, his campaign account, or the taxpayers money he throws around? Inquiring minds want to know.
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.
I asked Bill Clinton for a Selmer saxophone.
Never heard back from him.
“WAIT!!! Personal checks from what account? His personal account, his campaign account, or the taxpayers money”
Comes from his STASH!!!!!! Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm!
if you have to announce it... fail.
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.
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.
His fellow Chicagoan, Capone, was noted for his charity also.
uh-oh, does Mooshelle know about this.
There was a group in the sixties called The Knickerbockers. Obama’s theme song.
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.
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.
There’s a foul stench drifting out of D.C.
“President Obama Has Written Personal Checks to Letter-Writers In Need, Author Says”
Do you know the one about “How To Catch Wild Pigs”?
A huge steaming pile of Horse-Pucky as is everything else about this so-called president.
we all KNOW that Moochelle does not let him anywhere near the checkbook...
Riiiiight, and this just happens to come out just prior to election season.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Is this legal?
Are these registered voters he’s buying off?
Good question. It doesn’t sound legal, considering these are potential voters for his reelection.