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  1. #1 Michelle Obama: Let Them Buy Earrings! 
    Michelle Obama's $600 Earrings

    by Amanda Carpenter

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s wife, Michelle, complained the government’s $600 economic stimulus check was only enough to buy “a pair of earrings” while stumping for her husband.

    “You're getting $600 - what can you do with that?” Mrs. Obama said in Pontiac, Michigan last week. “Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month. The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."

    She made these remarks at a “working women’s roundtable discussion.”
    You just couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.

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    My God. Granted, I'm not a big jewelry person (I'm too irresponsible with jewelry and tend to lose one of every set of earrings I own, if not both), but I have less than a handful of earrings that cost that much.
     

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    Holy unbelievable ridiculousness!
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    Okay, so it sounded about right to me, but people who got all $600 probably were at an income level where they needed it to pay bills.
     

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    I owed, so I dint gets no chex Ma Bama.Elitist twit still isn't proud to live in a country that makes $600 earrings.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConJinx View Post
    I owed, so I dint gets no chex Ma Bama.Elitist twit still isn't proud to live in a country that makes $600 earrings.
    me too. My Mom was talking about her check being in the bank and I said "You're supposed to spend it!" but she hasn't decided what to buy yet....
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    If she wants it in the bank, it should stay in the bank. This country got into the mess it's in by drunken-sailor spending, and all the administration could think of to do was to encourage more of it. :mad:

    That being said, I'm surprised that people here think $600 is a lot for earrings. Have you seen what gold costs per ounce these days?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Okay, so it sounded about right to me, but people who got all $600 probably were at an income level where they needed it to pay bills.
    No, they were supposed to eat cake...er, I mean buy earrings.
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    I believe the real point she was making is that this is a last-ditch half-assed effort by a lame-duck president that wants to look even half way legitimate upon his departure from the Oval Office. The Emperor indeed has no clothes and this is just a silly shell game - using our own money. I'm glad I'm not getting a check - as it would just piss me off about this silly man’s deception - yet another time.
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    Botox lady seems to have liked it

    Democrats Are Weighing More Tax Rebates, Pelosi Says (Update2)

    By Laura Litvan

    July 15 (Bloomberg) -- House Democrats, concerned that rising energy prices will erase the benefit of the tax rebates sent to more than 100 million households this year, said they are weighing plans for a second economic stimulus proposal.

    ``We will be proceeding with another stimulus package, and we once again hope we will work in a bipartisan way,'' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after House Democratic leaders met with a group of economists to discuss the spreading housing crisis and rising gas prices.
     

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