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Woman Who Questioned Obama's Handling of Economy at Town Hall Is Laid Off - Yahoo! News

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Back in September, at a town hall meeting broadcast nationally by CNBC, Velma Hart became the face of Americans anxious for their future. Hart stood before the microphone and gave President Obama a dressing-down about the state of the economy.

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Nancy M (197)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 2:24 pm
And I bet that there are many out there who would defend the right of Rush and Beck to spew venom and hate and yet would also say that this organization has every right to fire her for this.


Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 2:30 pm
well, she wasn't fired---officially she was laid off, and the comments from AmVets are that she's a great worker, it was a matter of the bottom line---although I was hoping that we'd at least get some numbers about others working in her same office that were laid off, if for no other reason than to support the idea that this wasn't a personal attack.

Nancy M (197)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 2:50 pm
Thanks for clarifying that. And of course, it is right there in the title.

Mary Coleman (148)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 2:58 pm
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Nancy because you have done so within the last week.

Eternal G (745)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 3:40 pm
Sign of the times isn't it. No room for open discussion and "constructive" criticism/communication.
Just bully these utterly annoying individuals into persona non grata status and we can carry on as always.... straight into the abyss with blinkers on!

Linda G (187)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 5:14 pm
Layoffs are hurting everyone.... and yet it all seems to me to be so clear. Bring home our military from Iraq and Afghanistan, cut back foreign aid to countries that hate us, let the Bush tax cuts expire, insist that multinational corporations pay taxes on income earned in the US, quit fiving tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs, and quit giving tax breaks and subsidies to Big Oil (they certainly don't need it) ...these things seem so simple and would save us billions of dollars that could be used to create new industries here in the US and create jobs.

R T (14)
Tuesday November 23, 2010, 11:14 pm
What an amazing coincidence. Just happened to be laid off after speaking her mind?
If this was a genuine cut back they shouldn't have a problem in saying how many others were laid off.
It always amazes me at how little respect and thanks war vets get after they have sacrificed everything to protect and serve their country

Make a difference, plant a tree.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 12:44 am
I agree with Robin T

Norm C (74)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 3:53 am
The recovery trend is slowing down, not speeding up. Some numbers are OK if you don't expect much. But the GOP has no interest in making the economy work better for most Americans. Even if they were interested, they have shown no understanding of the causes and the cures. We are in for a very rough two plus years.

Can you say, "2nd Great Republican Depression?"

Carol H (229)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 10:42 am
thanks Mary, noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 3:57 pm
Bless her heart! She was genuine in her frustration with the President. I hope she makes it somehow.

criss s (4)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 6:54 pm

Jae A (320)
Thursday November 25, 2010, 7:42 pm

Cuts often start with administraters and supervisors..theirs are general the larger salary persons. Charity shops are not doing great as to donated goods now. People are not buying so many things new, Thank you Wall Street for the increased provety you brought to our country...the one soon to be known as a third world military power one.
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