After confiding to President Obama about her fears regarding her financial future, Velma Hart was indeed fired from her job as chief financial officer for Am Vets, a non-profit organization based in Maryland.Two months ago Ms. Hart expressed her worry about her own financial future in a town hall meeting in Washington, D.C. Her remarks were used as political fodder by Obama opponents to prove that Obama’s staunchest supporters were losing faith in his ability to save the economy.”My husband and I joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the hot-dogs-and-beans era of our lives,” she said during the CNBC town hall broadcast. “But quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring true that that’s where we might be where we’re headed again. And quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer this honestly: Is this my new reality?”In what can be seen as an ironic twist, Velma Hart has joined the growing numbers of the un-gainfully unemployed of our great nation.
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