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Low-wage workers to Obama: Please 'friend' us too

Original post made on Apr 20, 2011

As President Barack Obama traveled to Facebook headquarters today, about 100 low-income people and their supporters gathered in front of Palo Alto City Hall to ask the president to be "Facebook friends" with them.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of University South
on Apr 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I need to do a better job of keeping my skills relevant and current.


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Posted by unemployed
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Fact is that if you are over 45, you will not have an easy time getting a job anywhere in Silicon Valley. And if you are over 25, Facebook won't even talk to you about a job!


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Posted by John
a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm

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Posted by Kudos
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Wonderful reality check and counterpoint to Obama's wooing of the rich. Thanks for the action and the reporting!


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton
on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm

"Obama's wooing of the rich"

The President had more small donations than McCain did in 2008. That will likely repeat itself in the 2012 cycle.

Unless:
- you're telling me that the GOP is the party of small donations?

- you are in favor of taking money out of politics: prohibit union and corporate donations (including Citizens United) and go to public financing of elections

Did I miss your point?


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Posted by Alfred E Newman
a resident of Atherton
on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm

""Obama's wooing of the rich""

I'll resist the urge to quote Willie Sutton.

:-)


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