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Obama’s ‘Mom Was On Food Stamps’ Tale

From last night’s debate:

SEN. OBAMA: … You know, I came from very modest means. I had a single mom, and my grandparents raised me, and it was because of the help of scholarships and my grandmother scrimping on things that, you know, she might have wanted to purchase, and my mom at one point getting food stamps in order for us to put food on the table. Despite all that, I was able to go to the best schools on Earth. I was able to succeed in a way that I could not have succeeded anywhere else in this country.

Candidate Obama has often mentioned his mother being forced to turn to food stamps, such as in his acceptance speech at the Democrat convention:

In the face of that young student, who sleeps just three hours before working the night shift, I think about my mom, who raised my sister and me on her own while she worked and earned her degree, who once turned to food stamps, but was still able to send us to the best schools in the country with the help of student loans and scholarships.

In a June 16, 2007 article from the Chicago Tribune, Obama says his mother turned to food stamps “at times”:

The Illinois senator, who as a child had little contact with his African father except occasional letters, drew on his own life story as he spoke, describing the difficulties of growing up without a father. He noted that, without support from his father, he and his mother at times turned to food stamps to make ends meet

Oddly enough, there is no mention of Mr. Obama ever having been on food stamps in either of his two autobiographies.

An April 9, 2008 Time Magazine article claims:

When her son [Barack] was almost 2 [1962], Ann returned to college. Money was tight. She collected food stamps and relied on her parents to help take care of young Barack. She would get her bachelor’s degree four years later.

But in an interview that appeared in the October 15, 2006 edition of Time Magazine Obama says:

I was going to a fancy prep school, and my mother was on food stamps while she was getting her Ph.D.

As we have noted previously, this would be circa 1974-1977, which when the young Barack and his half sister were living full time with their grandparents.

So it would seem that his mother turned to food stamps more than once.

And, as we have previously noted, Mr. Obama’s (racist) grandmother was the vice-president of the Bank Of Hawaii.

Moreover, if any of these accounts are true, one has to ask why his mother was collecting food stamps while she was attending college and relying on her parents to help take care of Barack?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Obama’s ‘Mom Was On Food Stamps’ Tale”

  1. JohnMG says:

    …..”one has to ask why was his mother was collecting food stamps and who knows what other government benefits while she was attending college and relying on her parents to help take care of Barack?…..”

    Because she was a freeloading communist/socialist welfare queen milking the system for all it was worth. For all of that type’s noble posturing, they are nothing more than thieves bent on destroying this nation. What little time he spent at his mother’s knee, Obama learned her lessons well.

  2. Icarus says:

    “Despite all that, I was able to go to the best schools on Earth” – Obama.

    – Obama’s Father was an Economist and was employed by the Kenyan Government
    – Obama’s mother had her PhD in anthropology
    – Obama’s Step-father was a geologist and was employed by the Government of Indonesia
    – Grandmother was the VP of a Bank!
    – His white upper-middle-class grandparents raised Barry up in paradise (Hawaii) in the 70’s
    Obama had a real tough time of it on those beaches!!
    This guy really had it tough!!!!!!!!!! What a B.S artist!
    Oh… and what kind of mother wakes a kid up at 4AM to shove academia down his throat?
    If we did that sort of thing today his lefty government would consider it child abuse; Sleep deprivation.. like Gitmo…lol …inhumane right?!
    Food Stamps? That’s a laugh!. A lush climate like Hawaii …grow a freaking year-round garden for crying out loud!!!!

    B.S Artist for sure!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Steve says:

    “Obama’s Step-father was a geologist and was employed by the Government of Indonesia”

    Worse yet, he worked for “Big Oil.”

  4. Liberals Demise says:

    I cant get the HObama off the bottom of my shoes! Po’ little “O”! Two of the colleges he went to are the most expensive in the world. How did he do it? Part time jobs between classes? Mammie and pappy takin’ a second loan on the home? Enter the Arabs….Say it ain’t so HObama!! If you were not born here in the U.S., how can you run for Prez? How can you look in the peoples’ eyes and say you are going to look out for their future when what you really want to do is drive this nation into ruin with your radical pals? I see you for who you are……and your wife too!!

  5. U NO HOO says:

    Sliding off topic, but, if Bush is a C student and McCain is 5th from the bottom of his class, where are Obama’s transcripts? Maybe he is a D student 4th from the bottom.

    Nothing wrong with food stamps, just get the story straight.

  6. curvyred says:

    Does that sound like fraud to anyone, why would she collect foodstamps while her children were residing with her mother, I am not familiar with the protical, but, is that a normal situation?


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