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Michelle Obama's pitch: Share the wealth

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Alan Chapman

Alan Chapman
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Michelle Obama's pitch: Share the wealth

First lady Michelle Obama has joined her husband's bandwagon to hit the rich and spread the wealth, questioning how well-off families can feel good if others are struggling.

To about 300 supporters wealthy enough to pay $300-$10,000 to attend the mid-day event, the first lady said, "If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied with our own families' good fortune."

She also rapped the rich, as has her husband. "Who do we want to be?" Obama asked. "Will we be a country where success is limited to the few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off."

Fundraising in Cincinnati, Ohio as her husband raised cash in Florida, she also said that the change President Obama offered in 2008 "does not come easy." And she added, "change is slow, but we will get there," according to a pool report of the event.

Mrs. Obama isn't any smarter than Mr. Obama. Read the article for more of her remarks.


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 Ok Mrs. Obama. You first. Start off by exchanging this:

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With, I dunno, one of these

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You can judge how kind somebody really is when they are willing to force others to work and sacrifice (and not to mention die) for their cause, while they chill out in mansions and 747's.

Alan Chapman

Alan Chapman
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Michelle Obama: We Teach Our Kids South Chicago Values

First Lady Michelle Obama tells David Letterman that she and President Obama try to instill the values of south Chicago in their daughters.

Michelle Obama: For us, it's the values. The thing that we try to do is make sure -- the residence is on the second and the third floor of the White House. And what we want to have happen is when they get off that elevator and walk in to our residence that it feels like the south side of Chicago, the same values, the same rules, the same sense of responsibility.

Because, of course the stuff is different. There are butlers walking around, you know? We didn't have that, you know. So, Barack and I really do work hard to, you know, figure out how you create those values in this other world that we know nothing about and we, you know, try to make sure the kids have chores to do.

It's how they talk to us, it's how they talk to other people, you know. It's kindness, it's empathy, it's respect. Those are the things that we can give them when we remind them that is more important than anything that they'll ever had. And then we take their stuff away if they don't do it. 'Give me that.'

She was, you know, edumacated at Princeton and Harvard.


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She's kind of being honest by indirectly pointing out that they are in a position of extreme power which regularly tramples all over those values, and so they must constantly pretend.