October 21, 2011


Obama Has Written Personal Checks to Struggling Americans

According to Ten Letters, a new book by Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow, President Obama has on more than one occasion has "cut personal checks to struggling Americans who've written to the White House," the Huffington Post reports.

Said Obama: "It's not something I should advertise, but it has happened."

He added: "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. 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."










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