Sunday, January 24, 2010

Obama on "Second Chances"

Politico reports the following exchange at a recent "town hall" meeting:
A SECOND CHANCE: A 29-year-old ex-felon says he can't find a job because employers are wary. In response, Obama acknowledges "people who have made mistakes, particularly when they’re young." “I don’t blame employers being nervous about hiring someone with a record," he says. "On the other hand, one of the great things about America is that we give people second chances." (2:38 p.m.)
To date, Obama has not granted a single presidential pardon or commutation of sentence. He is the fourth slowest president in the entire history of the United States to do so and will soon be passing John Adams to take over third place!

2 comments:

anthony turner said...

look i am a convicted felon and it is very hard to find a job. obama says he believes in second chances but he has not granted any pardons yet. i am 30 about to turn 31 and my record is holding me back from getting a job. but then they can let all these illegals into the country and they can get a job the very next day. i dont understand. my last conviction was in 2002. i served my time and still i cant get hired so where is my second chance.

Anonymous said...

I have come to believe the problem is Attorney General Eric Holder and his hard stance. President Obama has trusted him to lead the pardon front.

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