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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:13 AM

Back in 2007 Senator Obama spent a day as a home health care worker (updated)

Last edited Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:48 AM - Edit history (4)



Back in 2007 Senator Obama spent the morning in a home of an elderly man: sweeping/mopping the floor, making his bed, making his breakfast, doing the laundry, etc.
The first video below shows Senator Obama working in the home - and the second video is an update.

Walk a day in my shoes: Barack Obama/Pauline Beck




Here's a two page article and SEVEN PHOTOS regarding Obama's day of volunteering...

Sen. Barack Obama on job with Alameda County home health worker
August 9, 2007
http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Sen-Barack-Obama-on-job-with-Alameda-County-home-3049743.php#photo-2276486





A Promise Kept: Pauline and Homecare Workers



In 2007 then-Senator Barack Obama spent a day with Pauline Beck, a homecare worker. He worked alongside her, getting to know the daily life and concerns of a homecare worker. Now, as President, he has taken action that will require homecare workers recieve at least a minimum wage and overtime protections - which many were previously exempt from.



Something that Rmoney would NEVER do!

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Edited to add the first 2007 VIDEO - I found it



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Reply Back in 2007 Senator Obama spent a day as a home health care worker (updated) (Original post)
Tx4obama Jul 2012 OP
freshwest Jul 2012 #1
Tx4obama Jul 2012 #4
limpyhobbler Jul 2012 #2
Tx4obama Jul 2012 #5
dmr Jul 2012 #3
Tx4obama Jul 2012 #6
Scuba Jul 2012 #7
renate Jul 2012 #8
annabanana Jul 2012 #9
dmr Jul 2012 #10
Cha Sep 2013 #11
Tx4obama Sep 2013 #12
Cha Sep 2013 #13

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:20 AM

1. K & R




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Response to freshwest (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:13 AM

4. I found the original 2007 video and added it to the OP. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:47 AM

2. I like this

Home care workers are some of the most undervalued people in America. I think it's pretty typical to see them making about $9/hr while Medicare pays their agency I think over $30/hr. The agency takes most of the money. And some of them can not afford to put shoes on their kids' feet or put gas in the car to get to work. They do need a raise.

True, something Mitt would never even think to do.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:14 AM

5. I found the original 2007 video and added it to the OP. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:02 AM

3. Thank you for posting this!

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Response to dmr (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:14 AM

6. I found the original 2007 video and added it to the OP. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 06:10 AM

7. There's a corresponding video from the Rmoney camp where Mitt....

... fires some home care workers.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:06 AM

8. funny!...

... and absolutely believable.

The difference between the two couldn't be more stark. It's hard to believe that there are people who support Romney over somebody who really, genuinely wants to know how people live.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 09:45 AM

9. "I'm running for President, for Pete's Sake" . . . . . . n/t

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Response to annabanana (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 11:57 AM

10. He couldn't have been more transparent.

In a commercial ... they could ask him all sorts of questions, and his answer would be:

"I'm running for President, for Pete's Sake . . . . . ."

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:51 AM

11. Kick for wonderfulness.. thanks Tx! And, now it's "finalized"

Complete circle of achievement!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:00 AM

12. Yep. Btw, I saw the Yahoo article link to the 'newest' update in your OP on the link below


Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/110216564

I hope anyone new to 'this' thread will take the time to read the article you posted.


I think it's great that President Obama has been keeping in touch with Pauline Beck,
and keeping his promise too






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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:42 AM

13. I'm hoping they took and take the time to read the article on how

"Fair Labor Standards Act starting in January 2015" came about, too, Tx. Including, the encouraging info on our new Labor Sec, Thomas Perez.

And, she's going to the White House!

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