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Now here's a woman who understands the average American, eh?

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Mrs. Obama also bemoaned the amount of money she has to spend — nearly one-third of the median household income in Zanesville — on piano, dance, and other lessons for her two children.

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1 posted on 02/29/2008 7:54:59 AM PST by SE Mom
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My immediate response to my husband when he sent me this article:

Basically, it’s like, don’t go into corporate America so you can earn less than you would otherwise, which will of course make you resent corporate America even more, so that you will continue to vote for people like us, who will keep telling you how bad your life is and how it’s all the fault of corporate America and that they should paypaypay with high taxes so we can give you the things you would otherwise be able to provide for yourself. Blech.
120 posted on 02/29/2008 9:26:31 AM PST by RedSoxBatgirl
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Faced with that reality, she adds, “many of our bright stars are going into corporate law or hedge-fund management

Being a corporate lawyer is a whole lot more lothesum than being a hedge-fund manager, IMHO.

126 posted on 02/29/2008 9:34:01 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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I noticed she did NOT consider the military (low-paying, so they say) an honorable profession.

Am I surprised?

Yea, right.


127 posted on 02/29/2008 9:35:45 AM PST by PurpleMan
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Rush is talking about Mrs. Hussein and her last job in corp America paid $350,000. I guess that she and Hussein want the sheeple to stay on the plantation just as Kennedy and the rest of the Rats always want.


128 posted on 02/29/2008 9:36:20 AM PST by KeyLargo
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Washington State has been pushing this philosophy in their schools for years. They call it goal based or outcome based education. It’s all about not over educating the population for the jobs that are available to them. In other words, if McDonalds are the biggest employers in your rural county, you educate the kids to work at McDonalds.

They want to perpetuate a permanent underclass, which will be supported by the real workers.


129 posted on 02/29/2008 9:38:04 AM PST by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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She reminds me of Mrs. Cosby from the Bill Cosby TV show.

Arrogant, annoying and a big mouth..

I cannot stand her.. hopefully she will hurt Zero-boy in the end..


130 posted on 02/29/2008 9:38:26 AM PST by dictatorMA (Allen back up again)
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To: SE Mom

Yet more proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.


131 posted on 02/29/2008 9:41:45 AM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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long time lurker, first time poster-

but because part what I do involves teaching music, I just have to comment. I’m a public sector teacher and provide a service in a competitive market- do i not deserve to be compensated for my work helping kids like Mrs. Obama’s (which I love doing as well, but it’s a SERVICE JOB) and years of training, education, and college degrees? I make a nice living, and I work hard doing it because there is a demand for it!!

Comments like that just sound so incredibly out of touch. I got my degrees on scholarship instead of going to the more prestigious universities, and I’m really glad I did that. She could have as well, and her going to Harvard does not make her a better lawyer than those who went to state school, sorry.

I am secretly hoping Hillary overtakes Obama- Obama scares me worse than Hillary, because if he wins, he’ll have this public mandate to actually institute all of these hairbrained, economy ruinining schemes and become this century’s FDR, keeping social security and adding massive health care boondoggle and other nonsense.

At least a lot of people already detest Hillary, and she’d have a harder time pushing her legislation through Congress, but I’m hearing a lot of devout republicans who disagree with Obama’s policies who still like the guy and can find nothing bad to say about him personally. That scares me, because I think he’s a disaster in the making. I hope I’m wrong.


132 posted on 02/29/2008 9:46:33 AM PST by quezkittel
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...It was like Jack and his magic beans

Perfect metaphor. Jack got rich by stealing from the giant.

Never liked that story much.

135 posted on 02/29/2008 9:58:29 AM PST by b9
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These people are going to be SO EASY to destroy in the general...

But we must thank them for dropping thier house on the evil witch, first....


138 posted on 02/29/2008 10:06:35 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEMOCRAT-You'll look great in a Burka!)
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No news here...just another liberal that was educated beyond her intelligence!
140 posted on 02/29/2008 10:09:16 AM PST by txoilman
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*snort* So she's willing to have folks stay in the solid lower middle class, in order for them to feel good about themselves? She's got hers, so she doesn't care if anyone else gets ahead. She doesn't seem to offer the compromise situation, which is, get out there and earn a bunch of money so you can help your family be financially stable, THEN move into a 'helping' profession. One can do BOTH, if desired, just not successfully at the same time.

Reckon any feminists are willing to come out and challenge Mrs. Obama, with their 'women should break the glass ceiling' mantra? I, for one, won't be holding my breath, but just imagine what they'd be saying if ANY Republican had come out with this tripe!

141 posted on 02/29/2008 10:11:55 AM PST by SuziQ
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Please, just keep running that yap Michelle. You’re going to be our gift that keeps on giving!


144 posted on 02/29/2008 10:19:37 AM PST by jpl (Dear Al Gore: it's 3:00 A.M., do you know where your drug addicted son is?)
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She truly needs to speak often! She needs to speak loudly and carry a small stick.


145 posted on 02/29/2008 10:21:53 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Vote for conservatives AT ALL POLITICAL LEVELS! Encourage all others to do the same on November 4!)
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I agree with her. Kind of.


146 posted on 02/29/2008 10:26:48 AM PST by nickcarraway (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me)
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“Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that. But if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money-making industry into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.”

Respond, as in drop? Unless, of course, you happened to be a member of a favored class and married to someone running for president? What terrific advice for Obama's constituents. LOL!

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149 posted on 02/29/2008 10:39:37 AM PST by OESY
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article references Ohio area

Oh, and Michelle is getting her back door digs at entrepreneurial capitalism. Surprise, surprise.


151 posted on 02/29/2008 10:50:06 AM PST by prairiebreeze ("Mental institution Michael...think about it". -- FDT 2007)
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“Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they’re all corporation-y... and they make money.” — Tim Robbins, or not as the case may be.


153 posted on 02/29/2008 10:52:18 AM PST by MikeGranby
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listening to Rush, he had woman caller explain that this whole diatribe was directed at Hillary and Chelsea. Do not become a lawyer(Hillary) do not go into hedge funds (Chelsea), supposedly sniping at them because they are sniping on Barack


155 posted on 02/29/2008 10:55:20 AM PST by Nailbiter
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I would have like to hear her advise that eager ears to pursue whatever career would enable them to be happy and productive. Yes, we need nurses and teachers ... but it will benefit everyone if those nurses and teachers love their jobs. Who needs a nurse or teacher that is bitter because they didn't pursue their dream of being a corporate attorney?

Take Warren Buffet for example. When he speaks to young men and women in business school, he always advises that you should love what you do ... whether you make thousands or billions. Methinks Michelle Obama could learn a thing or two from Mr. Buffet.

156 posted on 02/29/2008 11:02:33 AM PST by JustaDumbBlonde
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