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)
Children
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Parents
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Education
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)
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Dear Mr. President


Mr. President:

I worked at the VA in Peoria, IL for 23 years. Compared to the pay grades in DC, we were on the low end of that spectrum. But, this message is about the VA Director. I do not think that he should fully be responsible for all that has come about. I fully believe that each local VA should have taken this responsibility. Not only were we understaffed clerically, but DOCTORS! That has been the main issue for many many years. The clerk that signed up the veterans when they came back from Desert Storm and Iraq, were put on a waiting list of at least 6 months. The same thing also for those who had PTDS and needed Mental Health. At this point, our home VA in Danville, IL should have been the ones to go higher. These people who sit in Washington DC need to get out into the field. They can receive paper feed, but until you talk to the local Veterans, you never hear the whole story. I could say a lot more, but will not on line.

Rosemary Leonetti/Democrate

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