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    Default Henrietta Hughes gets a house

    This is part of what when on in BHO's town hall meeting here. People camped out for days to get tickets...Hummmmmm


    By Michelle Malkin

    Henrietta Hughes was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, who heard the homeless woman’s pleas for help to President Obama before a local and national crowd.
    The house is in LaBelle, the first home Thompson bought after law school. She told Hughes, “Just give me the opportunity to help you.”
    Hughes broke down in front of thousands when she told the president that she and her son have been homeless for more than a year. They are living in a pickup truck.
    Obama hugged her after she asked her question and said his staff would help. A staffer later gave her a card to the head of the housing authority and she was told he would help her.
    Reader Erik E. has questions. Careful, Erik. You are committing sacrilege. Dissent is unpatriotic. And cruel.
    "You know you cannot just “enter” an Obama town hall meeting. They give out tickets in advance. Who gets the tickets? People who stand in line and wait. Who tells people when and where Obama will appear next? Certainly not the Secret Service who has to protect this man. Not the MSM, who are too busy telling us how great he is without asking any critical questions.
    Sooooo… how does a 61 year-old homeless woman who’s living in a pickup truck with her son JUST HAPPEN to get a ticket so she can VERY PUBLICALLY ask Prez. Obama for a HOUSE? Anyone? Who pushes her up on stage? She’s right at the front of the crowd. Did she just happen to get a seat there?
    Now, within moments of this happening, it’s trumpeted all over the news. AND, surprise, surprise, the wife of State Representative Nick Thompson, Chene Thompson JUST HAPPENS to have a spare house worth $150,000 lying around, so she GIVES it to this unemployed, homeless, living-in-a-truck woman. They’ve been homeless for “more than a year”, which coincidentally, predates the current housing and banking crisis by quite a while. How did they learn about the “Obama Town Hall and Tent Revival”? Were homeless people simply rounded up? Did someone pre-canvas the area in search of “great, tear-jerking stories”? Of all the people in the audience, SHE’S one of the ones Obama chooses to ask a question?
    BTW-the taxes which will be charged on this “free house” will bankrupt the poor woman. Taxes are levied based on the home’s assessed value, not on the basis of it being a “free gift”.
    On a second, double-snort, the last guy who gets to ask a question JUST HAPPENS to be a 19-year-old kid of Hispanic descent who’s going to Edison State College (free tuition perhaps for in-state students?) and has worked at McDonalds for FOUR AND A HALF YEARS. By my math, he started working there when he was 14! Florida child-labor law infraction, anyone? Now, having worked at McDs several times in my past I can say that they DO offer health care plans. You have to PAY for it, just like everyone else in the country does. It’s OPTIONAL. It’s not a God-given right.
    …Do the Thompsons get to claim this as a charitable tax deduction against their (probably) considerable 2009 income? How many houses do they own? Is there anyone left in the media who will ask these questions? Ever?
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    I'm glad she was taken care of and it's a shame that her 37 year old son that lives with her can't help.What I didn't like about that press conference was the fact that she was an obvious plant. Obomo's people planted her so that those watching would be distracted from the REAL issues and feel sorry for her. People viewing the press conference on TV were caught up in the emotion of her distress and not the reality of this boondoggle bill!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Booty View Post
    I'm glad she was taken care of and it's a shame that her 37 year old son that lives with her can't help.What I didn't like about that press conference was the fact that she was an obvious plant. Obomo's people planted her so that those watching would be distracted from the REAL issues and feel sorry for her. People viewing the press conference on TV were caught up in the emotion of her distress and not the reality of this boondoggle bill!
    I agree and I am glad she got helped, but it is less than a drop of rain in the ocean, I mean according to the news we are one of the most depressed places in the country and I am sure there are tens of thousands more that are homeless here and what about them???

    This just in on our local news....her son has not worked in 7 years.....

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    Too bad our President couldn't just express his concern over her situation but explain that it is not the job of the POTUS to supply homes for citizens. Too bad our President couldn't explain to that young man that his arrangement with McDonald's Corp. is between him and his employer and that the Federal government isn't responsible for his choices. Oh well.
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    The thing that I find upsetting is the responsible home owner that purchased a house well within the range he/she can afford is rewarded by having to help pay down the debt that others piled on themselves. Because of the Democrats need for everyone to have a house whether or not they could afford the cost of a house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Halstead View Post
    The thing that I find upsetting is the responsible home owner that purchased a house well within the range he/she can afford is rewarded by having to help pay down the debt that others piled on themselves. Because of the Democrats need for everyone to have a house whether or not they could afford the cost of a house.
    Barney Frank should be in the Federal pen!
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    Barney Frank's arrogance might even exceed Obama's arrogance. The damage he's done to this country is beyond belief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Booty View Post
    Barney Frank should be in the Federal pen!
    My bet is that Loli PopBoy would love the "Action" behind Bars.

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    MY BOY LOLI POP;

    Frank doesn't. But his fingerprints are all over this fiasco. Time and time again, Frank insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in good shape. Five years ago, for example, when the Bush administration proposed much tighter regulation of the two companies, Frank was adamant that "these two entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis." When the White House warned of "systemic risk for our financial system" unless the mortgage giants were curbed, Frank complained that the administration was more concerned about financial safety than about housing.

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    If a 'crime' is being commited, and you know that a 'crime is being commited, and you take no steps to report or intervene such 'crime', and actually assist in its implementation, it is called aiding and abetting and you are as guilty as the 'criminal' party.

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