Velma Hart, who burst onto the media scene after telling President Obama she was scared about her financial future, has been laid off. Hart was let go as the chief financial officer for Am Vets, a nonprofit Maryland-based veteran services organization.
Hart has become another casualty of the tough economy in which so many people have lost their jobs.
"It's not anything she did," said Jim King, the national executive director of Am Vets. "She got bit by the same snake that has bit a lot of people. It was a move to cut our bottom line. Most not-for-profits are seeing their money pinched." ...
Hart's comments to Obama became political fodder as proof that the president was losing his die-hard supporters - African American voters. Hart told me at the time that she still supported Obama but that she had expected more changes by now.
I dunno - I think there have been plenty of changes since President Accountability took office.
He renamed the federal bank bailout TALF (it had been named TARP under Bush.)
He renominated Ben Bernanke to the Federal Reserve instead of picking somebody who didn't, you know, help bring about the financial collapse of 2008.
He pulled troops out of Iraq and put them into Afghanistan.
He created a federal education policy that promotes testing in ALL subjects at ALL levels, not just in math and ELA as used to be done under the Bush policy.
He took unemployment from 7% and brought it to 9.6%.
And of course now he wants to raise the retirement age for Social Security to 69.
Come on, Velma, that's plenty enough change for me.
Frankly, I don't think the country can take any more of the kind of changes Obama brings with him.