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Old 04-16-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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They donated to a total of 37 charities including $25,000 donations to CARE and the United Negro College Funds.
That's quite a few charities...
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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more proof that people will donate if given the CHOICE...
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:57 AM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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wow. impressive. he didn't donate crap to charity until he was put under a microscope. what an excellent politician.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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wow. impressive. he didn't donate crap to charity until he was put under a microscope. what an excellent politician.
They have money to do it now. They were paying off student loans until I think two years ago.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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no, he is a politician. does this look like the house of someone struggling to pay back student loan debt? keep in mind, this is in an elitist upscale snobby chicago neighborhood. I think you are just making excuses for your politician of choice.



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They have money to do it now. They were paying off student loans until I think two years ago.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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no, he is a politician. does this look like the house of someone struggling to pay back student loan debt? keep in mind, this is in an elitist upscale snobby chicago neighborhood. I think you are just making excuses for your politician of choice.
No, I think you are just not knowing the facts. He published his books, he got elected to the US Senate, Michelle got a raise; they still had to borrow money for this house, which cost 1.6M. Right after - or maybe before - they had the money to get their mortgage on that house they set up two $100,000 trust funds for each of their kids' educations.

Even Faux has to admit: "It wasn't until Barack Obama wrote a pair of best-selling books that he and his wife escaped their student loan debt....Most of the Obamas' income in 2006, when they had $991,296 in annual income, came from royalties on the books. That was down from the nearly $1.7 million they took in 2005, a total also boosted by a book deal."

Michelle Obama: Barack's Book Sales Paid Off Our Student Loans - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2008/04/09/michelle-obama-baracks-book-sales-paid-off-our-student-loans/ - broken link)

PS - that about "I think you are just making excuses for your politician of choice" offends me. I wouldnt make stuff up. Might be wrong or off the mark sometimes but I wouldnt lie.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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I don't know what faux is. I speak english. so they bought a $1.6 million dollar house. what a greedy bastard. he could have lived in a normal house and donated more money to charity. but wait, he's a politician, and does everything in his own political interests. his house is much nicer than warren buffet's. my point is this. he's a politician. he's rich. he cares about himself. it wasn't until he was under a microscope that he started giving to charity. he took heat for it.

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No, I think you are just not knowing the facts. He published his books, he got elected to the US Senate, Michelle got a raise; they still had to borrow money for this house, which cost 1.6M. Right after - or maybe before - they had the money to get their mortgage on that house they set up two $100,000 trust funds for each of their kids' educations.

Even Faux has to admit: "It wasn't until Barack Obama wrote a pair of best-selling books that he and his wife escaped their student loan debt....Most of the Obamas' income in 2006, when they had $991,296 in annual income, came from royalties on the books. That was down from the nearly $1.7 million they took in 2005, a total also boosted by a book deal."

Michelle Obama: Barack's Book Sales Paid Off Our Student Loans - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2008/04/09/michelle-obama-baracks-book-sales-paid-off-our-student-loans/ - broken link)

PS - that about "I think you are just making excuses for your politician of choice" offends me. I wouldnt make stuff up. Might be wrong or off the mark sometimes but I wouldnt lie.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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Well, whatever dont let reality influence your opinion.

(MY house is much nicer than Warren Buffett's!)
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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you mean the reality that obama is nothing more than a politician? that's the only reality I need.

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Well, whatever dont let reality influence your opinion.

(MY house is much nicer than Warren Buffett's!)
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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That's quite a few charities...
Yeah, now that he is in the limelight and knows that everyone can see what he does. All a show and nothing else, but hey, he is after all a politician. They all do such things.
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