I know the Linda Tirado story has been blogged about a lot over the last few days (most excellently here and here), but the story is so revolting on so may levels, I feel I must add my voice to the din!
If you happen not to know, Linda Tirado is a self-described Night Cook, Essayist, Activist and was anointed a blogger over at Huffington Post after they picked up her essay, This is Why Poor Peoples Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense, which is surprisingly still available on HufPo, even though it has been revealed to be a lie. Now, Linda Tirado isnt exactly rich, but she is not poor either, and she is not a poor person meaning someone who was born poor and who will always be poor. She may be broke being broke is not the same thing as being poor, but its doubtful shes even broke, her dental problems notwithstanding..........
.....Oh and by the way, Linda Tirado went to the Cranbrook School, the same elite prep school Mitt Romney attended. She toured Europe after high school.
So thats total bull#@!! (and as it turns out, her whole story was bull!@#$ why is it still on Huf Po? Because HufPo is still defending her, claiming HufPo readers and other bloggers simply do not truly understand poverty.).....
........Linda Tirado isnt horrible because she is poor, she is horrible because she is horrible.
Her grandparents helped her buy a home, and shes a Democrat operative who has worked on Democrat political campaigns going back to 2004 and blogged about them too. Her Facebook page doesnt seem too poverty stricken either. Shes met President Obama as well natch!....."