Tuesday, April 15, 2008

freedom of speech?

good stuff from the NY Times:

And only in America can a 46-year-old black man who just finished paying off his student loans be called “elitist,” a 60-year-old woman who with her husband has earned $100 million dollars call herself “middle class,” and a 71-year-old man who has received government paychecks his entire adult life call himself an “outsider.”

– Janice Hough, Palo Alto, Calif.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, but!! Barack Obama's income certainly has afforded him to pay those loans off much sooner than he, perhaps, has chosen. His income is published, too and anyone can see that he certainly hasn't "lacked." It's called "life-style choices" and he chose to take advantage of the government loans that allow (American's) to take that much time to pay them off. Don't most American college grads do that?

Erica said...

Yes, anonymous, what you say is true. However, the "elites" of our fine nation would not have to take loans in the first place.

Clif said...

http://www.indecision2008.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=166074

Anonymous said...

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $4.2 million last year as widespread interest in the presidential candidate pushed the sales of his two books.... hmm...

Jeannie Reveler said...

On Sat May 10, I will be walking for Erica in the Revlon 5k run/walk for womebn's cancer. To date, I have raised close to $1500.00. If you want to sponsor me go to www.revlonrunwalk.com. click on May 10 and go to sponsor a participant on the left side of the page. My web page is under margaret reveler bib no19183. I am walking for my sister Cathy Reveler, a friend of Erica's as well, hopefully we can help someone,meanwhile Erica, I am praying for you and support you in your hours of need.

Sincerely

Jeannie Reveler