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« on: October 22, 2011, 12:37:13 am »

Arthur Delaney arthur@huffingtonpost.com

Obama Has Written Personal Checks To Struggling Americans




WASHINGTON -- Got problems? Tell Barack Obama. He can help. He might even give you money.

On more than one occasion, the president has cut personal checks to struggling Americans who've written to the White House, according to an excerpt from a new book by Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow about the ten letters the president reads every day.

"It's not something I should advertise, but it has happened," the president told Saslow.

How many times has President Obama intervened on someone's behalf, and with what kind of problems does he help? Mortgage payments? Medical bills? And when he wants to help someone out with a personal check, how does it work? Does he send a check signed "Barack Obama" directly to the individual in need, or does he send the money to a bank or company on the person's behalf? Do people even know when Obama has helped them out, or does the help arrive anonymously through a lawyer?

The White House declined to answer any questions about the practice.

HuffPost readers: Received help from the president after sending him a letter? Tell us about it -- email arthur@huffingtonpost.com. Please include your phone number if you're willing to do an interview.

It's long been known that the president occasionally responds to the people who write him. Several folks who've heard back from Obama have even put the correspondence up for sale. NBC reported in June, for instance, that a single mom from Hobart, Ind. hoped to stave off eviction by selling an Obama letter for thousands of dollars. And a man who'd received a note from the president in response to an angry letter about bank bonuses put the letter up for auction in March.

It seems like Obama views writing a check or making a phone call on a correspondent's behalf as a way for him to alleviate the powerlessness he sometimes feels when reading his mail from regular people.

"Some of these letters you read and you say, 'Gosh, I really want to help this person, and I may not have the tools to help them right now,'" the president told Saslow. "And then you start thinking about the fact that for every one person that wrote describing their story, there might be another hundred thousand going through the same thing. So there are times when I'm reading the letters and I feel pained that I can't do more, faster, to make a difference in their lives."

Arthur Delaney is the author of "A People's History of the Great Recession," HuffPost's first e-book.

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 12:44:50 am »

This is one of the reasons why my support for this President has wavered but never failed. 

Despite my occasional misgivings with some of his decisions, I am never disappoint­ed in his humanity.

To have a good person in the White House is a blessing.  I won't throw that away in 2012.   

Obama 2012!
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 10:37:31 am »

Yeah he does nothing to fix the economy and writes checks to his crony buddies and that is taken as being generous.

Can we say campaign mode ?
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 10:42:08 pm »

"Crony buddies?"

Those are ordinary Americans he writes checks to.  How many checks to people has Ron Paul written to needy people by the way?  I'm guessing the answer to that is "none."  He's too busy sucking up the money from his poor paranoid supporters to even care.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 07:37:40 pm »

Ron Paul wants to go after the real reason Americans are poor in the first place.  The Federal-Reserve.

Solyndra got $ 500 million from the government but only cuz they were on Obama's "It-List"  I tried to start a business in 2 different counties in NYS and was told to give up my dream and get a "service-sector job"  cuz that's going to be the "new economy" we will be living in.

If it doesn't suit Obama politically then they won't get money.  Crony-capitalism at its finest.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 11:15:09 pm »

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Ron Paul wants to go after the real reason Americans are poor in the first place.  The Federal-Reserve.

BS.  They are only part of the reason.  The real reasons are the war on uinions, outsourcing, the rich syphoning money away from the rest of us and TOO MUCH MONEY IN POLITICS.  Politicians do the bidding of rich fat cats like the Koch brothers rather than the will of average Americans.
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Solyndra got $ 500 million from the government but only cuz they were on Obama's "It-List"

Wrong, Bush was the one who started doing business with them, not Obama.  It started in 2006!

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If it doesn't suit Obama politically then they won't get money.

Obama has nothing to do with the banks not giving you any money.  Blame Bush, he was the one to give the banks 700 billion dollars with no strings attached!
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2011, 03:07:56 pm »

Bush/Obama they are both following the same Bilderberg Agenda.

You've seriously got to get out of this left/right paradigm.

This is part of the reason that America is in the $#!t-shape it is in.  Bilderberg thrives on exploiting American's political ignorance between the 2 parties.  A blue-Globalist is just as bad as a red-Globalist.  Okay. Got it !!!!    Wink
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 10:23:32 pm »

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You've seriously got to get out of this left/right paradigm.


Yeah, people say that whenever they want to draw your attention away from issues like income equality. Because they don't want you to be aware of just how much the rich are screwing us over.  What do you think "the left" is all about anyway?  It's about helping people lead lives of dignity, not desperation.  Sorry if you think that conspiracy theories are more entertaining to follow, but that's your problem.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 12:23:28 pm »

The reason we have income inequality is because of all the outsoucing and offshoring.  If their were any real progressives in the Democrat Party all outsourcing and offshoring would have stopped 2 months after Obama was elected.

Having a multi-racial cotton plantation manager, working for bankers, is not the same as passing the 13th Amendment.
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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 09:52:55 pm »

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If their were any real progressives in the Democrat Party all outsourcing and offshoring would have stopped 2 months after Obama was elected.

Apparently, you never watch the news. Do you know how Congress has operated since Obama got elected?  The Republicans filibuster everything.  That means you need 60 votes to even bring legislation up to the floor for a debate. There were NEVER 60 PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS in Congress. Dorks like Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Max Baucus, Mary Landrieu and Blanche Lincoln are and were pretty much Democrats in name only.

And since ALL the Republicans are corporate whores, that leaves little room for error.  How in the hell is he supposed to change the tax code when there are so many sellouts for big business paid to stand in his way?

That's why the health care and financial reform bills got watered down and why the stimulus wasn't bigger. Don't blame Obama for this, blame the corporate prostitutes in the Senate.

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Having a multi-racial cotton plantation manager, working for bankers, is not the same as passing the 13th Amendment.

This is one of many statements that lets me know that you are just a bigot, and a guy not interested in facts, just a guy resentful he has a black President. Hadn't you best be off to your Klan rally?
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2011, 01:58:45 pm »


Apparently, you never watch the news. Do you know how Congress has operated since Obama got elected?  The Republicans filibuster everything.  That means you need 60 votes to even bring legislation up to the floor for a debate. There were NEVER 60 PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATS in Congress. Dorks like Lieberman, Ben Nelson, Max Baucus, Mary Landrieu and Blanche Lincoln are and were pretty much Democrats in name only.

And since ALL the Republicans are corporate ****s, that leaves little room for error.  How in the hell is he supposed to change the tax code when there are so many sellouts for big business paid to stand in his way?

That's why the health care and financial reform bills got watered down and why the stimulus wasn't bigger. Don't blame Obama for this, blame the corporate prostitutes in the Senate.

Good you are making the Globalist connection. 

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Having a multi-racial cotton plantation manager, working for bankers, is not the same as passing the 13th Amendment.

This is one of many statements that lets me know that you are just a bigot, and a guy not interested in facts, just a guy resentful he has a black President. Hadn't you best be off to your Klan rally?

  Roll Eyes  Re-read the statement again.  The statement actually favors passing the 13th Amendment and giving black people freedom, not just letting them manage a plantation for whitey.  If Obama were more of a JFK Democrat I wouldn't have to say this.  However he is a banker's puppet.  He has done little to get Americans emancipated from the debt-slavery system that is the Federal-Reserve and that's a fact.  
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2011, 12:36:54 am »

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Roll Eyes  Re-read the statement again.  The statement actually favors passing the 13th Amendment and giving black people freedom, not just letting them manage a plantation for whitey.  If Obama were more of a JFK Democrat I wouldn't have to say this.  However he is a banker's puppet.  He has done little to get Americans emancipated from the debt-slavery system that is the Federal-Reserve and that's a fact.   

The hell he hasn't.  He has eliminated the middle man when it comes to administering student loans, costing the banks billions. He has also announced new rules when it came to student loans (last week) again costing the banks billions. He signed new credit card rules into effect, again costing the banks billions. 

Bush was the one to bail out the banks in 2008, not Obama!

He also announced new mortgage rules to help refinance their houses two weeks ago. He also formed a new Consumer Protection Agency, with the help of Elizabeth Warren.

What has Ron Paul ever done against the banks?  Never voted for a single new regulation or even the Consumer Protection Agency.  He is, as always, a friend to the rich, not the working class, and you support him!
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2011, 02:54:50 pm »

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The hell he hasn't.  He has eliminated the middle man when it comes to administering student loans, costing the banks billions. He has also announced new rules when it came to student loans (last week) again costing the banks billions. He signed new credit card rules into effect, again costing the banks billions. 

Bush was the one to bail out the banks in 2008, not Obama!

He also announced new mortgage rules to help refinance their houses two weeks ago. He also formed a new Consumer Protection Agency, with the help of Elizabeth Warren.

Yeah all political showmanship.  The banks are currently not making loans to anyone until they get clear guidelines as to not relive the financial crisis of 2008.  They are bailed out and just sitting on the damned money not doing a damned thing with it and the economy is suffering as a result.

What has Ron Paul ever done against the banks?  Never voted for a single new regulation or even the Consumer Protection Agency.  He is, as always, a friend to the rich, not the working class, and you support him!

Ron Paul is leading the charge to END the FED and put an end to fractional-reserve banking and debt slavery.  Ron Paul says time and time again that it is the government's responsibility to provide the public with sound money.  Something that right-wingers don't even do.  See right-wingers are always advocating responsibility for minorities, women, teens, and children, however they get all ROBOCOP Directive-4 when it comes to responsibility for banks, corporations, cops, the military, or the Republican-Party.

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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2011, 02:58:50 pm »

...and this is left wingers when it comes to investigating welfare fraud, medicare fraud, medicade fraud, unfit-parenting, or users & goldiggers exploiting government services.

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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2011, 12:25:31 am »

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Yeah all political showmanship.  The banks are currently not making loans to anyone until they get clear guidelines as to not relive the financial crisis of 2008.  They are bailed out and just sitting on the damned money not doing a damned thing with it and the economy is suffering as a result.

Yeah, because of GREED! You can blame Bush for that, he was the one to give them the money without conditions (Paulsen's 700 billion dollar blank check).

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Ron Paul is leading the charge to END the FED and put an end to fractional-reserve banking and debt slavery. 

Ron Paul may say he wants to "end the Fed," but all his other policies would support big corporations. His policies would not help you and he is NOT your friend.
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