If a politician, the President or anyone else, uses a person's story to make a political point, they are required and it should be legal to help them out of that particular situation.
It seems wrong to me for the President, a Senator, or whomever else to stand up there and say, ... so and so just lost her healthcare and has no money; that's why we need reform.
...so and so 's business is on the verge of going bankrupt because his taxes are too high.
I'm saying take some of the money raised in all of these campaigns and help out these individuals.
It should all be public and transparent. It is a good thing to do.
Of course, an elected official can't help everyone, but they can do a lot of good while they're using the situation to advance their political point.