Letter: Michelle Obama's birthday was wasteful

February 3, 2014 

Surely, I cannot be the only American shocked and disgusted by the first lady's 50th birthday celebration. Are you kidding me? Millions of Americans out of work, homeless, hungry and "Princess" has the audacity to throw a dance party for herself and invite all her A-list friends with money.

I don't care that they supposedly paid for this themselves -- although I would like to see the receipts to verify -- it sure would have been nice to have donated this money to a homeless shelter or the Wounded Warrior project. For me it just illustrates how out of touch this "Marxist-leaning" administration is. Imagine what could have been done with a donation of $25,000 to feed some hungry kids in our country. They talk the talk but do not walk the walk.

By the way, I am not part of the right-wing conspiracy, just an American sick of seeing our country being run by Hollywood liberals with their own agenda.

MARILYN STRANKMAN, Richland

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