Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

extending unemployment

DEAR MR>PRESIDENT I am writing to you to ask you to do what you can to extend the unemployment benefits.I worked for the same hospital for 45 years. I was married while starting work there. we had 3 children born there. My mother and my father died there. I was a very loyal employee. I had never had unemployment benefits in all those years. I had not called in sick in more than 7 years.Some days I worked from 7-7 with no overtime pay.You gave me 26 weeks of benefits only. Gas is up, groceries are up. We are over our gas bill this winter. Do you think 26 weeks is the best you can do?Up until December everyone was entitled to a year of benefits.You say well it was time for you to retire anyway. Well that should have been my choice,because of the economy we were taken over by another hospital and they closed the unit I worked on in September. . Please I am not a free loader,do what you can to extend the unemployment benefits.. Thank you for listening.

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