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Andy Martin asks: Did Barack Obama grow up on food stamps?

June 16, 2007

NEWS FROM:
ANDY MARTIN
Executive Editor
ContrarianCommentary.com

“Factually Correct,
Not Politically Correct”

ATTENTION: DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS

ANDY MARTIN WILL ASK OBAMA TO PROVIDE DATES FOR WHEN OBAMA CLAIMS HIS MOTHER WAS ON WELFARE

ANDY EXPRESSES SKEPTICISM AT LATEST REVELATION BY SENATOR AND NOTES LACK OF REFERENCE TO FOOD STAMPS IN “DREAMS FROM MY FATHER”

(CHICAGO)(June 16, 2007) Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin will hold a news conference Saturday, June 16th at 3:00 P.M. to ask that Barack Obama disclose the dates when his mother/family was on welfare (food stamps).

“The Chicago Tribune web site for June 16th http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/chi-070615obamaspeech15jun15,1,7040230,print.story?coll=chi-news-hed quotes Barack Obama as saying is mother was on welfare, and received food stamps,” Martin will note, “although that comment is not in the Associated Press story of the same event.

“I have read ‘Dreams From My Father’ and I find no mention of food stamps or welfare. This latest claim is such a startling one I fail to see how he could have omitted it from his book. Perhaps I missed the comment. But I am concerned by this latest ‘rabbit out of the hat,’ when the claim that Obama grew up on food stamps has apparently not appeared before today.

“Given that Obama’s grandparents were middle class, it is surprising that they would have allowed their daughter to apply for and receive welfare.

“Obama of course, in the past has offered imaginary claims for when he was conceived and other critical events in his life. I believe he owes the American people a detailed factual explanation of specific dates when his family was on welfare if he wants to become the first American president to rise from ‘Welfare to the White House.’”

Martin will state he is considering Freedom of Information requests to the State of Hawaii, which appears to be the only state where Obama resided with his mother and where he could have received welfare payments.

NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO: Internet journalist/editor/critic Andy Martin

WHERE: Southeast corner of Wabash and Huron Streets,
Chicago, (St. James Cathedral)

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2007 3:00 P.M.

WHAT: Andy Martin asks Barack Obama to disclose when his
mother was on welfare

MEDIA
CONTACT: (312) 440-4124

WEBSITE: ContrarianCommentary.com

E-MAIL: AndyMart20@aol.com
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Chicago-based Internet journalist, broadcaster and media critic Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of ContrarianCommentary.com. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2007. Martin covers national and world politics with forty years of personal experience. Columns also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com; contrariancommentary.wordpress.com. Comments? E-mail: AndyMart20@aol.com. Media contact: (866) 706-2639. Web sites: ContrarianCommentary.com; AndyforUSSenator.com.

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2 Comments
  1. shirley permalink

    How can an educated woman who has the necessary skills to work and provide for herself and one child even if she was alone justify receiving any type of assistance from the federal or state government. I was abandoned with 4 children but I never considered my error in judgement of choosing a husband the responsibility of the other tax payers of this country. Not even a free school lunch. You simply work more jobs if one is not enough.

  2. Roncha Smith permalink

    If it helps you get back on your feet, why not take it. What do we pay into the system for if doesn’t catch us when we’re falling. If you can’t feed your children or yourself properly, you should set your ego aside and take what the government has to offer. You should educate yourself so you can earn more, and that will be payment in full to the government as your income taxes will exceed the assistance you sought.

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