Middle Class Voter to Obama: I'm Still Waiting for Change
Woman fears return to hot-dogs-and-beans era
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2010 12:00 AM CDT
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(Newser) – An angry black middle class voter confronted President Obama at a Town Hall meeting yesterday, saying: "I'm still waiting" for change. The woman, at the meeting arranged and broadcast live by CNBC, said she was "exhausted" defending the president, "exhausted defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now." She said she and her husband "thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives, but it's starting to knock on our door. Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly: Is this my new reality?"

Obama said he empathized with the voter's frustration and listed his changes helping the middle class, including expansion of student loans and new protections for credit card users, notes The Hill. "My goal here is not to try to convince you that everything’s where it needs to be,” Obama said. “It’s not. But we’re moving in the right direction.”

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Riffran
Sep 22, 2010 1:07 AM CDT
by the time obammy lets the tax cuts expire (in effect raising the hell out of taxes), taxes us for funding healthcare we didn't agree to, and cap and tax...thats all we will have..is change in our pockets...a few dimes if lucky
winterfairy
Sep 21, 2010 11:47 AM CDT
welcome to the middle class lady. this is what white people have been fighting for since Johnson. there's your choice, be forever in poverty laying in the government hammock or try to be something and be screwed over to pay for the hammock. as blacks rise out of poverty and start to see how things have worked for years, what they do politically. doesn't mean shit though, nobody cares what they think any more.
editorbwis
Sep 21, 2010 10:47 AM CDT
I'm glad she sees how the writer addressed her, "one angry lady'. This is a white writer. And to white folks who encouraged her to do so she is a fool to stand up and make herself a fool for the whole world. Any black person that can do that to themselves is making an a.ar.s.e of themselves. She is already reaping the benefit of even being able to go to town hall meeting near a president. You think you could of gone near Reagan or Kennedy, no fool that was only allotted to white folks, so he is doing you so much good that maybe you just too uneducated and dumb to see. You should just hide your face in a white hole for the rest of your life. Our President is doing the best he can amidst the NO's of the GOP. Why don't you addressed that. Maybe some white man gave you some money to pull down black people, well you sure made a fool of yourself.