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  •  Looking over that list of charitable donations (17+ / 0-)

    I was struck by a couple of thoughts:

    1.  What awesome people the Obamas are, to give so much to so many worthy causes.

    2.  How sad that so many "worthy causes" exist...many of these organizations shouldn't need to beg for money for their needs.  They should be funded.  Period.

    Maybe it's because we just wrapped up a major pledge drive at my son's elementary school to beg, cajole and plead for a few dollars to fund a part-time music instructor.  480 kids should have music, dammit.  We shouldn't have to beg on behalf of our kids for stuff that was just part of ordinary life when we were growing up.  

    Our standards and expectations have fallen so far.  Ordinary people only have so much money...how can I ask anyone for money for kids' music when people with epilepsy and ovarian cancer are also asking for that same money?

    This economy sucks!  It's turned us all into beggars picking over the same pile of crumbs.  I hope the President keeps pushing this issue.              

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    by koosah on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 10:55:06 AM PDT

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