Viral Visual: Thanks a Lot, Mr. President: Single Mom’s Letter Goes Viral


Yolanda Vestal, a single mother from Texas has been struggling to feed and take care of her children.

She stated that being a single mother is already tough on most of the women out there, along came Obamacare.

Instead of keeping her frustration to herself she decided to post a letter she wrote to Obama on her Facebook page. With no expectations that this would ever go viral, she woke up to find tens of thousands of views and is still going strong.

The letter was titled “Thanks a lot, Mr. President” where it speaks to the day-to-day experiences that many parents face. That no matter how hard or how long you work you still end up making too little money.

“Thanks to Mr. President most people are finding that once they make their monthly payments and cover their deductibles, they will have spent over $5000 before Obamacare ever covers a dime. And if the family is already struggling financially, who has room for that in the budget?”

Look what she had to say:

Dear President Obama,

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all you have done and are doing. You see I am a single Mom located in the very small town of Palmer, Texas. I live in a small rental house with my two children. I drive an older car that I pray daily runs just a little longer. I work at a mediocre job bringing home a much lower paycheck than you or your wife could even imagine living on. I have a lot of concerns about the new “Obamacare” along with the taxes being forced on us Americans and debts you are adding to our country. I have a few questions for you Mr. President.

Have you ever struggled to pay your bills? I have.

Have you ever sat and watched your children eat and you eat what was left on their plates when they were done, because there wasn’t enough for you to eat to? I have.

Have you ever had to rob Peter to pay Paul, and it still not be enough? I have.

Have you ever been so sick that you needed to see a doctor and get medicine, but had no health insurance because it was too expensive? I have.

Have you ever had to tell your children no, when they asked for something they needed? I have.

Have you ever patched holes in pants, glued shoes, replaced zippers, because it was cheaper than buying new? I have.

Have you ever had to put an item or two back at the grocery store, because you didn’t have enough money? I have.

Have you ever cried yourself to sleep, because you had no clue how you were going to make ends meet? I have.

My questions could go on and on. I don’t believe you have a clue what Americans are actually going through and honestly, I don’t believe you care. Not everyone lives extravagantly. While your family takes expensive trips that cost more than most of us make in two-four years, there are so many of us that suffer. Yet, you are doing all you can to add to the suffering. I think you are a very selfish and cold hearted man, who does not care what is best for the people he was elected by (not by me) to represent, but more so out for the glory of your name attached to history. So thank you Mr. President, thank you for pushing those of us that are barely staying afloat completely under water and driving America into the ground. You have made your mark in history, as the absolute worst and most hated president of the United States. God have mercy on your soul!


Yolanda Vestal

Average American

Yolanda Isn’t looking for charity money or sympathy from anyone, and that is not the reason she wrote this letter.

She just wanted one thing out there and that’s “I’m not worthy,” she said. “I’m one of millions.”

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