Obama’s Homeless Woman Is Actually Real Estate Investor

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We all know them. People that abuse the system. People that work a few months of the year, just long enough to qualify for unemployment, and then jump on the unemployment bandwagon. Those that get food stamps to support their families despite being able bodied, often educated and capable of work. And, of course, the people that work “under the table” while receiving government aid intended for the truly needy.

One such image sticks in our minds from a visit last year to a local softball game. Across the street was a truck distributing food for the needy. A brand new Mercedes pulled up and out popped a couple that walked over and jumped in line. How someone driving a $60,000.00 car qualifies for free food is beyond our imagination, but somehow these people find any way they can to abuse the system.

barack_henriettahughesDuring Obama’s campaign to promote his stimulus package, he staged an event with a woman, Henrietta Hughes, who, as it turns out, appears to be anything but truly needy. Henrietta was given an audience with Obama to beg for a home. When aid was provided via the offer of free rent by an opportunistic politician, the liberal press spouted that Henrietta was actually given a free home and implied it came from Obama. The lie has propagated through the liberal media and, quite honestly, it nauseated us because it was so obviously staged and such a distorted lie. Well, as it turns out, the lie didn’t end there.

As is often the case with such lies, more information seems to shortly rise up from the darkness to expose the truth.  This situation is no different and new information about Henrietta has come to light. It appears that the desperate homeless woman owns real estate she shifted into the name of her son to avoid taxes and acquire government aid. Apparently, Henrietta is the teacher and Tom Daschle is just a student. Henrietta also apparently sold real estate at a significant profit in 2005. Henrietta has now become the poster child the Democrats wish to use to justify the massive expense of helping the chronically unemployed, not-so-needy and not-at-all-homeless.

In the spending package forced through by Democrats and signed into law by Obama, there are extensions of unemployment benefits. We believe that the government is better off extending unemployment only for those that are recently unemployed, not those unemployed annually for years, or decades.  We also believe that if the government cannot properly verify actual need, they should stop programs intended for the needy until they can. That would save funds which can be used for programs that actually help America as a whole, not just the unscrupulous. We also believe that if Obama himself cannot discern between this woman and a real homeless person, he shouldn’t be expecting government will actually give our tax dollars to the truly needy when the not-so-needy will grab it first.  So much for the myth of Robin Hood.

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193 Responses for “Obama’s Homeless Woman Is Actually Real Estate Investor”

  1. Bill Thompson says:

    @Ken Nemlas
    My goodness..you are an idiot. It must be hard getting through the day, being as big a moron as you are.

  2. Mark Candy says:

    @Mark Thomas – Pot calls kettle black.

  3. Mark Candy says:

    @Mark Thomas

    Oh I think you calling someone stupid is the pot calling the kettle black. How’d the last ewight years work for you, toolbag?

    • sue says:

      Everyone I know has been living real good the last eight years and weve been safe.I dont even want to imagine what the next two years will be like under Obama..Better reserve your place in the soup line

  4. bamer says:

    @Basher72
    It is possible you didnt hear about conservatives “complaining” or “opposed” to the sell out of our country (Oops… I mean the “Bailout Bill”) if you get your news from TV. If you only read pro obama newspapers (all of them) and watch only major ‘news’ outlets (alphabet networks) then… yea, it is understandable that you didnt hear about that. But IT DID HAPPEN. AND REAL CONSERVATIVES ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT.

  5. Plan says:

    Originally Posted By Earl Berg@tWrex – TWrex – what “free market?” Madeoff? Stanford? Free of honesty and Greed? What about the cons (con men) who designed the mortgage market where the only free thing was the collapse of the USA economy. Free for whom? What is free about a system that destroys the market it creates? God must really have been laughing when he invented humans – so self-destructive. Please God, do we deserve these voracious crooks?

    @Earl Berg
    ROFLMAO cons designed the subprime mortgage market? That right there made my day. You my mental midget friend need to educate yourself.

  6. woundedduck says:

    Ah yes, the ole “Welfare Queen” myth. The problem with the posting–but which is such a brilliant rhetorical technique–is that it cites an exception as the rule. Where I lived in Akron, Ohio (which has been in a recession since the late ’80s) I saw plenty of Section 8 folks–black and white–who were poor and part of the underclass that would never be mentioned in a posting like this because their existence refutes the above myth. Most middle-class people were born on third and chide those born at the plate for not having the wherewithal to catch-up. Propagating the racist “Welfare Queen” myth doesn’t help but only points out the idiotic racial and class bias of the author and his supporters.

  7. @tryreading – Yeah, that about sums it up. Quit trying to reason with Obamas, they have drunk the kool-aid , and the effects are irreversible..

  8. Kim Jones says:

    Hell the wall street bankers are unemployed, why wouldn’t so many realtors that now longer can sell houses in this market, not need help. I’m sure like all the repugs, she thought, “The fundamentals of OUR Economy are fine, right?

    One in 300 million people, get a life!

  9. trerterte says:

    another lying evil scheme by the illegal alien muslim terrorist dictator!

  10. Friend says:

    @freehousingforall
    Yea…get a free house after 10 million lost theirs after 8 years of bush and gang.

  11. Friend says:

    @Woody
    In 1975 there were jobs in america….

  12. I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but how did this woman get to make such a tearful, heart-wringing speech so close to the cameras in the first place? Did she just happen to be in the right place at the right time or did Obama’s handlers see to it that she got her moment in the spotlight?

  13. josh says:

    Interesting take on our current situation.
    So we find ourselves in this economic situation because able-bodied, lazy scammers like Hentietta Hughes are refusing to work and not at all because people with steady employment/income have stopped buying things?

    If we just rounded up Henrietta and all the Mercedes driving free food eaters, would the rest of us be free from this economic mess?

  14. Shawn says:

    @Ceej
    Ceej, you said that Joe the plumber lied about being a plumber and lied about Obama’s tax hike affecting him. Before spouting things, please get the facts straight. Joe the plumber never claimed to have a plumbers license. He claimed to be a plumber. He worked under his boss’s license, but he was a plumber. Joe the plumber never claimed Obama’s tax hike affected him. What he said is that someday he hoped to take over his boss’s business and then Obama’s tax hike would affect him being a small business owner.

  15. Kent says:

    @Woody – $363 dollars a week ($9.07/hr) or $1452 a month sure creates a moral hazard. Remember that is pretax as well. I guess if you were working for minimum, perhaps. I don’t know how many of us can cover food and mortgage on that.

  16. StopUrWhining says:

    Originally Posted By CeejSo, when Joe the Plumber is investigated (after McCain used him as a prop) and it’s determined that he’s a total fraud (neither a plumber, nor negatively affected by Obama’s plan as he claimed)…the right wingers get all upset about invading his privacy, attacking a citizen, etc…

    But, it’s fine to do it to this woman?

    $125k house is really nothing. And, she did estate planning just like rich people do ALL THE TIME. Seriously, this is what rich people do. They transfer their money to trusts so they can avoid taxes, qualify for government programs, etc.

    Joe the Plumber asked a question to Mr. Obama and got nothing in return. The man doesn’t belong to a union, does that automatically mean he doesn’t know how to lay pipe? He wanted to know what his tax rate was going to look like if he became partners in a company. This lady asks him what she’s going to do now that she’s homeless (an outright lie) and she gets a home to live in…not exactly the same thing, now is it? The difference is that liberal government employees looked this guy up in their databases and rumored around what they found. Anyone can look up your property…it’s public record…but they were searching to see if he had failed to pay child support. Big difference!!!

    • Ed the Plumber says:

      The issue was NOT whether Joe the Plumber was a plumber or not. HE WAS NOT. He shouldn’t have been working within the city limits with his boss without an apprentice license. This has nothing to do with a union at all. An apprentice license is required when you lay gas pipe, period. I am so sick of the uninformed people talking about Joe the Plumber. Did Joe every put in 1 hour in classes, paid for by him or his boss, to learn the theory of plumbing which is required to go for your journeyman’s license. As for Henrietta, my rich mother in law has an estate of 2 million. Her husband, an oil man, put the house in a trust 20 years ago so she could qualify for Federal Medicaid if she lived in a nursing home for years. This way her middle class kids could inherit her house. Rich people do it ALL THE TIME.

  17. last conservative standing says:

    Basher72 says:
    February 19, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    “Didn’t hear any right-wingers complaining too loudly about the billions of our (including your) tax dollars literally being given away to bail out millionaire bankers who not only got to keep their jobs, but their bonuses besides. ”

    I guess you weren’t listening very carefully then, Basher, you socialist idiot. Because if you had been you would have heard every true conservative in America screaming bloody murder that the so-called “bailouts” were precisely the wrong thing to do just as we are now screaming that the horrifically mis-named “stimulus” package is precisely the wrong thing to do. Let me guess, Basher, you’re one of the morons who thinks that by taking away the bonuses of corporate executives the problems of the homeless will be solved, right. {…edited…} nitwit.

  18. vinnie says:

    Two wrongs don’t make a right…this woman, like so many others, abuse the system. Get a friggin’ job already lady, and pay your damn taxes. I am tired of working my ass off so that people can sit around and watch Oprah. Where’s the pride in that?

    Bloodbath in 2010, you must be joking. This economy is going on a downward spiral and you think people are going to let The Dems get away with this crap? Ease up on the kool aid already.

  19. Bob Beaney says:

    Hey Basher72. I might be a right-winger too and I don’t ever take offense to your comment, you know why? ‘Cause you’re an idiot. You are the dingbat type that will answer a comment or question after you figure out what side of the fence the issue is tilted towards. The HUGE bailout money didn’t just happen. This problem has been “BABY STEPPIN”” towards crisis for a couple of years now. Ever since your pal CLINTON signed into law the Community Reinvestment Act. Never mind if someone poor can’t qualify for a mortgage. So you have federal law that states if you’re poor (and/or stupid don’t save or make sacrifices to save money to maybe put a down payment on a house) you
    will still be able to get a mortgage. And if you still don’t come close to qualifying for a mortgage, we have federally funded advocacy groups such as ACORN that will engage in racist (racist in a good way–bad mouthing whites to help BLACKS) hardball to force bank officers and officials to give you money for your mortgage
    I’m a right winger and conservative. I don’t mind someone getting some help from the government if they need it. Hey basher, have you ever contributed to the system? The bottom line to any issue it this: (read carefully) FREE, FREE and FREE. The government has been giving away handouts by way of entitlement programs for a couple of generation now. The reason it is so bad now it because the cost has become so large that municipalities have been cutting back the payments. Now the back end insurance carriers are forced t charge a higher premium to offset the bottom line. 20-25 yrs ago most of us who had the decent jobs at the Kodaks, Xerox’x, the auto industry, etc., had all our medical entirely FREE. Now nobody can get it for free because it costs so much.
    The do good liberal democrats want to give away the farm to all the Henrietta’s of the world because the can afford it. Most of your lib/dems are ridiculously rich, they give away your money ‘caue they have plenty. WELFARE (FREE) screws the hard working people across the board, and it screws them hard.

    • john Milliken says:

      Sorry Bob Beaney, but a blind Republican is just as bad as a blind Democrat. Republicans controlled Congress from 1994 until 2006. They conveniently looked the other way as 12 million or more illegal aliens crossed our borders, and continued to look the other way as they increased to the point of costing taxpayers over $60 billion annually for their care and feeding and incarceration. They sent jobs overseas by the millions and ran up Government spending above what even LBJ spent. I am a lifelong Republican no more. Nearly all of my Republican friends feel the same way. Thanks for nothing, George Bush, a big government socialist masquerading as a Republican.

  20. notasocialist says:

    @Basher72
    Maybe you need to open your ears and listen then. Many so called “right-wingers” strongly opposed that. Fact is, this “right-winger” felt Bush was the worst President in US History, but in his short time in office already, I believe the Obamanation will truly eclipse Bush Jr’s ineptitude… Republicrat Elitists in DC won’t solve any problems, they ARE the problem!

  21. dee says:

    Hard to believe there are so many moochers on this thread! Bad things happen to people and they do need help, but many are just out to get what they can from people that do work hard and play by the rules. It’s just sad that so many anymore are just worthless, standing around with their hands out and figure “why not?” Why not let someone else pay for me to have whatever? Why should I work? Am I not entitled?? After all I didn’t ask to be born. Makes me sick!!!

  22. Ken says:

    @Basher72 – ummm…what??? yes ALL ‘RIGHT WINGERS’ were complaining about the billions to bail out the banks. Have you been under a rock? McCain supported TARP but the CONSERVATIVE wing of the party did NOT in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM. Pay attention. You wouldn’t know a RIGHT WINGER if one clubbed you in the head. Which they might. Hahaha.

  23. Texas Evil con says:

    @Basher72 – You are wrong. True conservatives were out spoken and appalled by the bail outs. True conservatives have no party at the moment. Republicans or neo cons are the democrats of yesteryear. And democrats are mostly left wing and liberal. There is no conservative party in America any more.

  24. Max says:

    @Basher72
    Hey Basher, you must not have been listening; right winger are totally furious about the bailouts; all of them.

  25. Bob Beaney says:

    You know Obama knows the score. Any politician knows where the money is going, AND where it’s coming from. Sounds like Henrietta doesn’t actually need any free money, but she’ll take it. Bottom line here is this: Obama’s people are smooth, very smooth. It took a perfect chain of events to get him (Obama) elected. And the same handlers will continue to “drive” the media bus for our new president. Each and every “set-up” news worthy event that Obama attends will have the same positive spin for Obama. There will be no down side EVER. Obama will always come out smelling like a rose. Remember how what ever W said, the media made the guy sound llike an idiot? Obama is a great speaker from the start, so he’ll never have that same problem. The media will prop him up when ever they get a chance. If you have noticed, even with this “got your back attitude”, Obam still is pretty close to having a conflict of interest at every turn of events and it is only a month or so into his term.

  26. Bam! says:

    If she was successful once, she CAN do it again, without the government?
    No sympathy here.

  27. Frank Perk says:

    @Leroy – What a tool you must be. If you research things, you’ll find that >90% of wealthy people in this country EARNED their wealth. To listen to you, it would appear, as with other liberal no-minds, that wealth is a bad thing. If that is the case, how can you possibly rationalize the fact that Obama, Pelosi,Reid, and many others on this so called fairness team, have on the order of tens of MILLIONS of dollars of wealth each? Tell ya what, you ignoramus, give me everything YOU have and I’ll look the other way and give you the benefit of the doubt that you have anything whatsoever to say about who should have what.

  28. Brian says:

    It’s a {…edited…}, you can’t expect them to be honest. White people owe them thats why there allowed to kill and rob us and get away with it

  29. Goodi Sanders says:

    @V. Rogers – I live in a &4,000 doublewide trailer house, we bought it very used. So to me a &124,000 would not only be wealth but luxury. Try not to assume all republicans are rich. We bought what we could afford and believe others should do the same. It also irks me when my tax dollars go to buy someone something I can’t afford.

  30. Joe Wood says:

    I did not vote for either Obama or McCain. I always saw McCain as wanting to be a king, while viewing Obama as wanting to be Ceasar. This incident with the woman needing (?) a home certainly reminds me of the Roman way of doing things. I truly believe that the American people wanted change when they elected Obama. What I do not think Obama realizes is that the American people will not put up with his kind of change.

  31. bobo niche says:

    oh…okay.

  32. Jack says:

    @Isabella Gucci
    Isabella the truth is that this a time for change. It will be for you and all your “Commie-Homo” friends (Sean Penn’s words not mine,although it may be the first true statement that pervert Marksist ever made) and it will be ugly I am afraid. What is going to happen will make the Federal building bombing look tame in the face of the millions that may lose their lives in the unraveling of America. I hope that you and others that think this system needed to be burned and rebuilt have your pants tied on real tight… God Bless America ! The America that made everyone want to come here regardless of it’s faults.

  33. issac says:

    Wake Up People !!!!
    I can understand Good people losing their jobs and losing everything, But press on and get work where you can including a cut in pay etc… to stimulate the ECONOMY right ? But when people have to hide properties to get aid i call this FRAUD !!! thiefs the man upstairs is looking down on you and you of all need to show fruits worthy of repentence !!!!!! We don’t want americans to be hurt but they hurt themselves when they cheat and become corrupt in their mindset.

  34. Grge Webber says:

    This woman should be brought to the county courthouse and publicly flogged!!!

  35. Grge Webber says:

    This woman should be brought to the county courthouse and publicly flogged in front.

  36. RdsknsFtbll says:

    @Isabella Gucci – Isabella Gucci are you insane lady? This woman is abusing the system and you just simply refuse to believe it. The woman put herself in position to be vetted and slandered when she put herself in the limelight portraying a homeless person. I ring the BS bell… who else does?

  37. BruceB says:

    Originally Posted By julieI live in a very expensive town where the average home price is five million. There is a guy who is building a house and the contract is for thirty million.
    The guy makes his money from a contract he had in Iraq. I am sure he is a friend of Cheney’s. Now, does that make you more angry or this woman getting a house or food stamp? You people on the right have no conscience! You are sick.

    “You people on the right have no conscience!” And you people on the left have no brainThis “guy” goes to Iraq (hint) getting off his butt and doing something (dangerous, by choice) make good bank and does something with it. Now come along you and you think its wrong,WTFAYT?When was the last time you accomplished something worth while? (here is another hint) get off your dead but and try making a living in the real word. Cry me a river. Come where I am, its just around the corner in a sleepy little part of AFRICA.

  38. Paul says:

    @Ceej
    HUGE difference Ceej.

    1) Joe the Plumber was an average guy standing in his front yard when Obama approached him. How did McCain plant him?
    2) Joe the Plumber was subject to some of the most invasive media scrutiny ever for a private citizen for having the audacity to question Obama.
    3) Joe the Plumber had his private governmental records probed by governmental employees illegally and unethically and then leaked to the press.
    4) Joe the Plumber was not saying he was in the situation that Obama’s plan would affect him, but that he was trying to get to that point.
    5) Henrietta Hughes was planted in the audience by Obama. He’s used her before.
    6) Henrietta Hughes is a leech on society who has used and abused our system.
    7) Henrietta Hughes was highlighted by the press and held up as a glorious example.
    8) It’s taken extensive digging by independant sources, not the “journalists” because to dig into this story would embarass “The One”. And the presstitutes can’t have that.

    What do you get from this?

  39. Paul says:

    Originally Posted By julieI live in a very expensive town where the average home price is five million. There is a guy who is building a house and the contract is for thirty million.
    The guy makes his money from a contract he had in Iraq. I am sure he is a friend of Cheney’s. Now, does that make you more angry or this woman getting a house or food stamp? You people on the right have no conscience! You are sick.

    Wow. What a venomous and absolutely wrong-headed attempt to slam the right.

    A guy works in Iraq. No easy, cushy job, that. Ooooh. The ominous slander that he may have been a friend of Cheney as if that’s extra-special evil. He makes some money. Again, another evil. And then he comes home and builds homes. Expensive homes. How horrible. And all those people he puts to work. Hang him hight.

    Then, it’s uncovered your poster-child for the biggest abuse of our economy and country ever concieved by our government is actually a fraud, and you want to try to make it out that she’s somehow better than the evil capitalist who employed people, made money, and actually made lives better.

    You, Julie, make most of us sick.

    It’s disgusting that people like you continue to be so wrong so often and yet manage to con people into voting for your side.

  40. Wade says:

    If you can’t tell the truth, put a lid on it. We’re tired of the BS.

    BHO and his “cabinet” ,congress, the attack on all of our civil liberties, the gross theft by Wall St. the morale values of the country in, general, not even being worth the paper our money is printed on. Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Christofer Dodd,Nancy Pelosi……. ect., and you have the nerve to complain about being B.S.ed?
    Now is the time for action not complaining. We need to Organize a consitiutional convention to throw these bumbs out of office before there’s nothing left to save!!!!!

  41. Olivia says:

    In reply to Mickey Nome, yes, a Republican offered her a home. She didn’t realize it was a scam. She was being a nice, thoughtful person who, apparently, was taken advantage of as we all are right now by the Obama administration!. And for the other person, yes, some people can afford more than one house. Nothing wrong with that..as Boortz says, “wealth envy” is abound from many a liberal. @Mickey Nome -

  42. Dede says:

    Why is anyone surprised by this???? This is just typical Obama and staff. One lie after the other. We all know what happened to the little boy who cried wolf one time too many, don’t we??

  43. An Observer says:

    @Mickey Nome

    Are you nuts or just so blind you can’t see the truth when it hits you in the face? You must be one of the people waiting for govco to pay your bills and take care of you for the rest of your life. Hey pal, the public trough is running pretty low. Go get a job!

  44. Jamy says:

    The propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the work the media is doing today… there is NO OBJECTIVE MEDIA in today’s america… they are purely partisan and rarely if ever objective in fact finding… this is a good example.

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  46. JayMar says:

    Why is this not surprising? Obama’s “porkulus” package is designed to help those “poor, down-trodden” blacks who are the backbone of the Socialist-Democratic Party. Mrs. Hughes is just another welfare queen who knows the system and utilizes it magnificently. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY where Welfare 101 is taught in schools by the likes of Mrs. Hughes. That’s why I moved 40 years ago.

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  48. Lou McFeron says:

    @Sober Reality – We “honest Americans” must realize that the poor worman was screwed when the US housing market took a downtujrn. The downturn and failure of businesses can ge to and be blamed on the lazy and dishonest “meatheads” that have been elected to truly run this country. Look at each Senator and Congress in a sweeing job review and dump those who fail to do the job americans elected them. Those who fail should not be qualified for the long retirement life time lbenefits tendered to them after only one proeductive (?) term in congress. Talk about miscarrige of Justice. Lets start there. It has nothing to do with being an ass or elehant. Let’s insist on the highest level of integrity and honesthy to assume the position. Go Americans. Get rid of the real problem.

  49. Gaawa-chan says:

    @V. Rogers

    Illiterate people cannot string written sentences together properly, whereas the person above can.

    You should at least be polite if you’re going to debate with others, and if you find that impossible, then use an insult that makes sense. Accusing the above poster of having dyslexia would have been a far better choice.

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