Frustrated Middle-Class Democrat Who Vented About the Economy Loses Job

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At a CNBC-sponsored town-hall meeting in September, self-proclaimed middle-class American Velma Hart became a symbol for frustrated Democrats when she told President Obama, "I'm exhausted of defending you. My husband and I thought we were beyond the hot-dogs-and-beans era of our lives. But that might be where we are headed again. Is this my new reality?" Yesterday, she was laid off from the nonprofit she worked for. "I want to assume there's an opportunity out there with Velma's name on it right around the corner," she said. [HuffPo, WP]