The President Could Save Lives - And Response

Friday, March 14, 2014

Re: Roy Exum - What Desperate People Do:

Nicely done, Roy. If  these parents had more money, or were more famous or perhaps more politically connected they would have zero problems getting medicine. 

Here's something President Obama could actually use that pen and phone for rather than putting more employment at risk.  With a mere signature or a short phone call he could actually save a life and have the country applaud the action and unite...how unique.

Leilani White

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I don't care what party or what you stand for, but our Living POW, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey, Ida. (caught in June 2009, Afghanistan) is still not accounted for. I would hope that pen and paper Obama uses could be for a better use, as in getting our boy, neighbor, loved one home and keep all of us safe?

What kind of country do we live in that leaves people behind and it isn't a daily news item?!
It is bad enough our country/government does nothing for an attack on Benghazi, but we also leave a poor boy to rot? 

Jen Freeland

Chattanooga


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