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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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    If I don't have the money for it, I generally don't look at it. And I never have the money for it.
     

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    I look fabulous in earrings.
     

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    $600 is downtown Bling. Uptown Bling goin' to run a a lil more.
    The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.

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