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Michelle Obama announces million-dollar philanthropic effort to help military families
WaPo ^ | April 30 at 1:53 pm | Katie Zezima

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: demsmilitarylove; electiontime; michelle; michelleobama; military; militaryfamilies; philanthropy

1 posted on 04/30/2014 12:27:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
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2 posted on 04/30/2014 12:29:09 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Red Steel

Another Obama taking credit for giving away OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY! What a crock.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 12:29:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Red Steel

Big Moochie, version 2014: A kinder, gentler, more caring America hater.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 12:31:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Red Steel

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.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 12:33:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Steel

This is just a setup to take another vacation.

Why not fix the VA? You act so big on health care.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 12:33:00 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Red Steel

Plenty of legit organizations around. This is just another ego trip. Why is Oprah in the news lately....oh...needs money...


7 posted on 04/30/2014 12:33:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Red Steel

Just knock a few billion off of the “Federal Food Stamps for Lazy @ssholes” Program.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 12:34:42 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Gully Foyle is my name, and Terra is my nation)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Right now we are in a pivotal moment for our military families and our country,” Obama said

True

But solely due to the failure of goverment to manage the vast dollars taken from Americans.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 12:35:31 PM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Red Steel

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.


10 posted on 04/30/2014 12:37:53 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They are trying to use charity to cover up for their failure to treat veterans with dignity and the respect that those veterans earned.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 12:38:27 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: musicman

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.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 12:40:46 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Red Steel

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


13 posted on 04/30/2014 12:41:10 PM PDT by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Red Steel

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.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 12:41:32 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Red Steel

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.


15 posted on 04/30/2014 12:41:39 PM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: Red Steel

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%


16 posted on 04/30/2014 12:47:10 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Red Steel

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.


17 posted on 04/30/2014 12:49:31 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
As a veteran let me say: I don't want Michelle's charity. Support the troops through the normal budget process and quit wasting money on Obama phones and endless trips and parties.
18 posted on 04/30/2014 12:52:36 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Nachum

There will probably be a lot of strings attached to the help.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 12:54:41 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: driftdiver

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.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 12:55:42 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Yeah, this is the stuff our taxes should be doing, not hauling her fat azz non-stop around the world or bribing potential voters with food stamps.
21 posted on 04/30/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: chiefqc
Yep, follow the money...how much of it will go to the vets??
Don't trust this marxist bytch...could be another ploy to cop money from one group to give to....themselves! Socialists/communists/marxists LIE, that's what they do. Men and women of the military, don't fall for it...obozo thinks he can cut you off at the ankles and then turn around and throw you some promised crumbs..no guarantee, just promised.
Give obozo and his moochie “wife” the finger, like he gives you when he feels like it. He IS the enemy in this country, and you took an oath to protect and defend this country, the Constitution, our liberty and freedom. Say NO, and turn your backs, silently, that is
22 posted on 04/30/2014 12:58:35 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Red Steel
I am cynical. Given the Crony Capitalism that this administration has been known for ( green energy for starters ) how will this not be an opportunity to show your "goodness" by joining their cause to prevent not getting in their "spotlight".

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....

23 posted on 04/30/2014 12:59:34 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Red Steel
Michelle Obama, who is know to loath the US military, is suddenly spearheading a charm offensive to help soldiers after 6 years of the Obama Administration's policies of destroying the military and putting individual soldiers at such risk due insane rules of engagement.

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.

24 posted on 04/30/2014 1:01:44 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Red Steel

Counter measures to minimize the upcoming fallout against her husbands administration that has allowed veterans to die awaiting medical treatment.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 1:04:47 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Red Steel

Another money-laundering venture disguised as philanthropy.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 1:12:38 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Red Steel

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?


27 posted on 04/30/2014 1:14:52 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Red Steel

What? Why is this philanthropic effort needed? Could it be that our own government is letting our bravest down?


28 posted on 04/30/2014 1:20:16 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: musicman

Military Families , don’t forget the , Fool me once thing


29 posted on 04/30/2014 2:21:59 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Red Steel
Michelle is trying to knock the VA hospital out of the headlines.

They are stealing money from vets' healthcare probably to pay for Medicaid. So she must pretend that $1 million shows she is compassionate.

30 posted on 04/30/2014 2:35:30 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: Red Steel; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


31 posted on 04/30/2014 6:45:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Red Steel

Cynical B*itch.


32 posted on 05/01/2014 6:35:31 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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