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New stamps at center of controversy with first lady

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Updated: 10/11/2013 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The United States Postal Service is facing another potential embarrassment.

Congress is now looking into money the Postal Service spent on stamps that may never be sold because of a clash with first lady Michelle Obama.

The USPS came up with the Just Move stamp series, a set of commemorative stamps urging children to become more active.

The post office asked first lady Michelle Obama for her support, but her office objected.

The office was concerned the children on the stamps were not wearing safety gear.

The stamps are now sitting on a printer in New York, waiting to be used.

Congressional leaders want to know why the stamps were printed before the first lady's blessing and how much the project cost.

The post office generally prints 20 million stamps at a time.

It could sell the stamps and risk Obama criticizing them or destroy them at a loss.
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antolopez - 10/12/2013 8:32 PM
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I saw a kid riding a bicycle this afternoon. He wasn't wearing a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, a safety jacket, goggles, a safety jacket and to top it all if he didnt have a siren to alert people who may be in the area. Of course, I called child protective services so his parents could be arrested. Are you F'n kidding me? It's shat like this that make we want to pack up everything I own and get the heck out of this place. We are heading in an entirely wrong direction.

Truthseeker - 10/12/2013 7:02 AM
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The first lady doesn't approve. Who cares? All she is, is another woman sleeping with an immoral politician. Give me a break!!!

tlight - 10/12/2013 5:59 AM
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At what point in American history did it become the standard for kids to have to wear a helmet from everything from riding a bike to getting a root canal? When I was a kid I would often lie under the back glass of my dad's Chevrolet and wait for him to slam on the brakes and happily go flying into the floor board. Do you have any idea how much money Six Flags would charge for a ride like that now? Look folks... she is the first lady,not the queen. Put those stamps out on the floor and crank up the sales pitch. This is going to cause more finger pointing than Kevin James at a Daylight Donuts.

therev - 10/11/2013 10:57 PM
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Since when does the so called first lady run our government? I thought that her idiot husband did. Such a problem! When did us retired people ever hear about safety helmets and knee pads and so forth? Never until lately. The USPS is so far in dept they may not be around much longer. I guess the Obama idiots will not be completely satisfied until they bankrupt our country and they return to Africa. Let the stamps go on sell, I would buy as many of them as I could afford.

nativejax - 10/11/2013 10:05 PM
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Who the h3ll is she? Get her Blessing?????? She shouldn't have her fat ass nose in the postal business anyway. Get out of my White House.

Gunny48 - 10/11/2013 7:30 PM
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This is ridiculous! Quit wasting our tax dollars. Sell the stamps. The whole point is to get the kids interested in something besides video games.
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