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Obama meets with single mom, 'the person we are working for' ["Father" does not appear in article]
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 17, 2014 | Christi Parsons

Posted on 07/18/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT by grundle

... Tanei Benjamin, a single mother in Delaware who is trying to put herself through school.

She works six days a week at $15 an hour, she wrote. After paying rent and child care, she barely makes ends meet. But she doesn’t want to quit school.

Settling down with her laptop, sitting on her bed, she typed, “Mr. President …”

“I am a single mother of one beautiful 5-year-old girl,” she wrote. “I was married and divorced by the age of 16 ...”

She explained how she was working full time while also attending the university. She wanted a business and human resources degree.

“I do everything in my power to raise my daughter to be better than the person I used to be,” she wrote.

But her rent was more than $800 and her child-care expenses were sometimes more than that — on top of taxes and healthcare coverage withheld from her pay.

After applying for food stamps, she found that she earned too much to qualify.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: childsupport
The word "father" does not appear in this article.
1 posted on 07/18/2014 3:57:41 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

But we’re working for him, too. Without a doubt.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 3:58:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: grundle

I have noticed as each year passes Obama looks more and more like an older Alfred E. Neuman.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 3:59:37 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Man, she looks all googly eyed and is chewing on his every word. Another 1 of the unchangeable 48%. I guess we’ll need to bump that measly $15/hr up to about $25 just to help her out. And no doubt she’ll have her housing and gas and cell phone and cable tv and groceries taken care of by the bff. (Big F’n Fed)


4 posted on 07/18/2014 4:03:17 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: grundle
Is Obama going to pay her mortgage and car?
5 posted on 07/18/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: grundle
“I was married and divorced by the age of 16 ...”

And that is my fault how?

6 posted on 07/18/2014 4:10:23 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: grundle

I am paying because this slut couldn’t keep her legs closed. FU sweetheart.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 4:11:01 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Starstruck
I have noticed as each year passes Obama looks more and more like an older Alfred E. Neuman.

Never noticed.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 4:13:08 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: longfellow

Agree.

Nothing good comes out of 15-year olds fornicating.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 4:16:14 PM PDT by texican01
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To: grundle
"article], grundle wrote: The word "father" does not appear in this article."

Where's the child support?

10 posted on 07/18/2014 4:16:53 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: MUDDOG

Why doesn’t she go to the local community college? Isn’t DeVry private?


11 posted on 07/18/2014 4:17:21 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: grundle
She can't contact the city, state, relatives, business or religious charities for help? Don't the NAACP or Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH has some type of program that will help her?

Why does everything has to go through Washington and why is Obama talking to a private citizen while the world is burning?

12 posted on 07/18/2014 4:20:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: grundle


13 posted on 07/18/2014 4:20:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: grundle

“So I was a slut? So what?! That was then! Gimme what I want! Gimme!”


14 posted on 07/18/2014 4:21:30 PM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough)
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To: ladyjane
Good catch! I completely missed that.

Here's from wikipedia:

"DeVry's tuition for an associates degree is 10 times higher than at community colleges."

15 posted on 07/18/2014 4:25:02 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: grundle

Married and divorced by 16? What state allows marriage at 14 or 15, and doesn’t require child support?
She has no family to babysit while she works or attends class? I could get myself into some real trouble and be labeled a racist by asking one simple question: why don’t these woman support each other’s efforts to better themselves by watching each other’s children whenever they’re needed? Wouldn’t life in this community change overnight if black women started behaving like a real supportive community?


16 posted on 07/18/2014 4:28:49 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: grundle

At 21 she is making $15.00 an hour?
She is going to school.
Good for her.

At 21 my draft number came up.
I went to basic training school (Enlisted in the USAF)
I made about $320 a month with a married allowance. (not much)
I was stationed in England and gasoline cost US $5.00 plus dollars in 1972. At least I was not getting shot at.

So suck it up buttercup. Starting out is not ever easy.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 4:30:36 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: MUDDOG
Another scripted meeting. I don't belive for one min that these persons of interest are random.
This is the WH version of reality shows. None of them are Real. He would get
better ratings if he were hunting Bigfoot holding a spear.
18 posted on 07/18/2014 4:30:47 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: grundle

The only person Obama is working for is himself.........


19 posted on 07/18/2014 4:31:11 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: MaxMax
if he were hunting Bigfoot holding a spear.

LOL! Like the old Loonytoons, with a bone in his nose.

20 posted on 07/18/2014 4:36:12 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Wiser now
Peggy The Mooch might have seen the light but there are still another
40 or 50 million foot soldiers marching in Obama's Free S**t Army.


21 posted on 07/18/2014 4:36:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: MaxMax
Another scripted meeting. I don't believe for one min that these persons of interest are random.

Sure they are.

The secret service just lets these moochers walk up to the president whenever one of them wants some more free stuff.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 4:39:59 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: skeeter

23 posted on 07/18/2014 4:42:20 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: longfellow

Where is your compassion? She can’t get free birth control because of 5 white men. So we all have to be responsible for her education and for feeding her baby. /S


24 posted on 07/18/2014 4:51:44 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: grundle

Pregnant at 16, eh. Hm. If only we knew what CAUSES that...


25 posted on 07/18/2014 4:52:53 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: grundle

Oh come on, you can’t tell me that she isn’t getting a free ride to school. I don’t even mind if she does because she is working and trying to better herself.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Travis McGee

IS that a Moslem welfare office? (re shoes on the floor)


27 posted on 07/18/2014 5:47:23 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Starstruck

What are his hands trying to show? Size?


28 posted on 07/18/2014 5:48:48 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Maybe Ego. Actual size of any other member may be larger due to TOTUS


29 posted on 07/18/2014 5:56:37 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: grundle

Obama meets with single mom, ‘the person we are working for’

At least he’s admitting that he has no interest in white people (as his actions have indicated for years anyway).


30 posted on 07/18/2014 10:08:55 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: smokingfrog

Can I write the little bastard off on my taxes?


31 posted on 07/19/2014 7:25:30 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

I’ll get back to you on that after I read through the
73,954 pages of tax code in my spare time.


32 posted on 07/19/2014 8:32:57 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

and i literally meant the word bastard.


33 posted on 07/19/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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