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First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad



WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.

A young girl in the front row at Thursday's event told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand Mrs. Obama her dad's resume.

The first lady seemed taken aback. Then Mrs. Obama explained to the other children, who might not have heard the girl's comment, that it was a private matter but the girl was "doing something for her dad." Mrs. Obama promised to deal with the matter later.

When the event ended, Mrs. Obama gave the girl a hug and then reached back to grab the resume off a table as she left the East Room.

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james.pruss April 24 2014 at 11:32 PM

Yes, there are so many new jobs out there like wonderful opportunities at Walmart, bagging groceries, pumping gas, etc...

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josie1010 james.pruss April 24 2014 at 11:39 PM

Don't forget McDonalds. Put your college degree to good use!

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ja_petty james.pruss April 25 2014 at 10:36 PM

Where I live you pump your own gas at WalMart.

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dbeanfield April 24 2014 at 6:35 PM

You all need to get your buts off that chair your sitting in and go out there and find some work.

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lili dbeanfield April 24 2014 at 6:41 PM

How sad that you assume that people who post here do not have jobs. Quite unfortunate that you make that assumption.

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Anita dbeanfield April 24 2014 at 6:45 PM

i already have a job and work hard for my money and right now i am enjoying my WELL EARNED free time so frag you and the horse you rode in on bub

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Anthony April 24 2014 at 9:23 PM

I think its time to eliminate Unemployment. It easy if you can not get a job, the Government should create infrustruture jobs until they can find the type of Jobs they are looking for. 0 unemployment, use our tax Dollars only for National Defense, and Infrustructure.....Period......Our tax dollars are misused big time by Washington.....Our tax dollars are for a better America, not to line the pockets of special interest......Enough is enough....Its our money (the people), not congress and all the other politicians that make their ways for spending our money.....Use our money for the people regarding national Defense and Infrustruture...Period....

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usa.alltheway Anthony April 24 2014 at 9:50 PM

That's not YOUR tax dollars sorry. Unemployment was paid into the system with a name and SSN attached to it. If someone worked for 30 years and got laid off that was 30 years of his employer paying into the system so it was HIS money not yours.

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unimold April 24 2014 at 9:26 PM

No very doubt, the man whose daughter handed the First Lady his resume, is in his 50s which is the ONLY reason WHY he's been unemployed for 3 years. It has finally come full circle right back into the hands of the President, only few realize this historic significance. Age Discrimination is rampant, unchecked, and accountable for by 1000s of companies who hide behind the EEO Statements of "regardless of age" as only their CYA measure. Why? Because there is no measurable accountability program in place where employers have to show cause and proof, as to why the 40+ to 50+ applicants were passed over. Often, and always, to a younger applicant with only half the business-impacting experience, if that at all! Tens of thousands remain unemployed, and never will be employed, in this age group: a major killer to a hoped-for economic turnaround - and no one, not even our own President, is addressing nor even acknowledging this fact by act, by speech by program. You want to change the economy? Hire the unemployed!

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treebeme unimold April 24 2014 at 10:05 PM

Just how many screen names do you have? Stick with one and maybe, just maybe people will start to take you seriously.

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waltr56 April 24 2014 at 9:28 PM

No very doubt, the man whose daughter handed the First Lady his resume, is in his 50s which is the ONLY reason WHY he's been unemployed for 3 years. It has finally come full circle right back into the hands of the President, only few realize this historic significance. Age Discrimination is rampant, unchecked, and accountable for by 1000s of companies who hide behind the EEO Statements of "regardless of age" as only their CYA measure. Why? Because there is no measurable accountability program in place where employers have to show cause and proof, as to why the 40+ to 50+ applicants were passed over. Often, and always, to a younger applicant with only half the business-impacting experience, if that at all! Tens of thousands remain unemployed, and never will be employed, in this age group: a major killer to a hoped-for economic turnaround - and no one, not even our own President, is addressing nor even acknowledging this fact by act, by speech by program. You want to change the economy? Hire the unemployed!

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Edward J Cox April 24 2014 at 6:40 PM

This is the indemic problem of the US. Lack of employment options, long term unemployment, and underemployment where a given person's skills are not utilized.
We have to actively get manufacturing and industry back and stop policies that ship our jobs overseas, our manufacturing overseas and the unequitable import of goods while our exports are tariffed to the hilt making them unattractive.
Get this Dad a job...

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geneviatillman April 24 2014 at 10:22 PM

thank you for taking the resume. we must all do what we can to help people. stop stressing people.

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Paul geneviatillman April 24 2014 at 11:04 PM

Do something , like extending the benefits?

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zina April 24 2014 at 10:23 PM

Why was the meeting only held with children of Executive Office Employees??

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walkerdenice April 24 2014 at 10:25 PM

That little girls dad was ingenious. He trumped his resume. Opportunities like that don't come often.

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mickncarol April 24 2014 at 5:08 PM

let's stop worrying about who did what to who and get to the root of the problem and fix it. We really need a 3 party system so that politicians could make use of both of their pointer fingers to point to the other party !!!

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