Skip to comments.Michelle Obama announces million-dollar philanthropic effort to help military families
Posted on 04/30/2014 12:27:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
First lady Michelle Obama announced Wednesday the launch of a nationwide philanthropic effort to raise millions of dollars to help military families receive the support they need.
Under the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge, more than 30 organizations are promising to raise $102 million for military families to help with things such as improving schools on military bases and helping families transition when a service member returns home. This is in addition to $62 million in commitments that exist.
"Right now we are in a pivotal moment for our military families and our country," Obama said at an event at the American Red Cross, noting that after 13 years, the war in Afghanistan will be ending.
Obama said America cannot forget its military families.
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Another Obama taking credit for giving away OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY! What a crock.
Big Moochie, version 2014: A kinder, gentler, more caring America hater.
Heck, just 1/2 the money from her vacations could more then fund all of this.
Tax dollars for lazy people but none for wounded veterans.
Thats just how they roll.
This is just a setup to take another vacation.
Why not fix the VA? You act so big on health care.
Plenty of legit organizations around. This is just another ego trip. Why is Oprah in the news lately....oh...needs money...
Just knock a few billion off of the “Federal Food Stamps for Lazy @ssholes” Program.
“Right now we are in a pivotal moment for our military families and our country,” Obama said
But solely due to the failure of goverment to manage the vast dollars taken from Americans.
I’ll bet that she doesn’t even ask her college buddies who took over half a billion dollars to develop the Obamacare website that doesn’t work. No, they are liberals who are free only with other people’s money.
They are trying to use charity to cover up for their failure to treat veterans with dignity and the respect that those veterans earned.
She can keep it.
This vet doesn’t want to owe her a thing
Better yet add up what she spent on six years of vacays publicize it, and match it out of hubby’s salary ($420,000 per year). That would be about $50 million, and would keep them in debt, if they were in any sense legitimate.
Idea...stop going on vacation
Your Africa trip cost $100millon dollars....
Stop cutting pay, increasing trip care costs, closing PXs
My lord the woman has as much creditably as excrement
Why is she announcing this? That should be Hagel’s job. Maybe they don’t trust him to stay on script. It would be most unfortunate if Hagel ‘mistakenly’ told the truth in a way that cannot be papered over. Clapper used to do this on a regular basis, blurt out something that confirmed everyone’s suspicions about the President.
Yeah, that’s the ticket. Get service members and their familes to see themselves as victims and give them a bigger government teat to suckle on so they will be sure to vote for more of this, via Democrat candidates, in future elections.
Of the pledged 102 million how much will go to the vets that mac daddy and his sock puppets have been f’ing and how much will end up in mac daddies numerous off shore accounts?
Mac Daddy = 75%
Administrators for the fund = 20%
Vets = 5%
I don’t care if she is doing this to get brownie points. I don’t care if this is somebody else’s idea. I don’t care why.
This is a worthy cause and the families can use the money. Not going to bash this one, unless she screws up somehow.
There will probably be a lot of strings attached to the help.
Amen, brother! If her husband had been doing his damned job, maybe veterans wouldn’tt need so much “assistance.” The Phoenix VA scandal would be a good place to start.
If El-Rushbo and his favorite Marine Charity did it ( ditto that Levin etc etc etc ) and 95 to 99 cents of every dollar went to our troops and families I could see that working.
But with this crew, where will the transparency be and what percentage will it take to run this....
These insane rules of engagement imposed on out troops are so restrictive to our soldiers in the field and so favorable to the enemy that they casualty rate in Afghanistan alone is THREE TIMES the casualty rates in both Iraq and Afghanistan combined at the most active time of open hostilities at the heights of the War on Terror under George Bush and his rules of engagements.
This sudden and much belated concern is perfectly timed to coincide with recent Benghazi revelations.
These people in the Obama Admin must really think we are that stupid.
Counter measures to minimize the upcoming fallout against her husbands administration that has allowed veterans to die awaiting medical treatment.
Another money-laundering venture disguised as philanthropy.
Let me get this straight. Obama can just give away trillions for “infrastructure” and other “stimulus” projects, but they have to talk to philanthropic organizations to raise money for veterans?
What? Why is this philanthropic effort needed? Could it be that our own government is letting our bravest down?
Military Families , don’t forget the , Fool me once thing
They are stealing money from vets' healthcare probably to pay for Medicaid. So she must pretend that $1 million shows she is compassionate.
Active Duty ping.