Town Square

Post a New Topic

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.

This story contains 480 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (6)

Like this comment
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.


Like this comment
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!


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

[Post removed by Palo Alto Online staff].


Like this comment
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!


Like this comment
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?


Like this comment
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.

:-)


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


To post your comment, please login or register at the top of the page. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Mountain View's Liquid Menu is reborn as The Phoenix
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,077 views

Abruzzo for Work, Amelia for Family, Rome for Love
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,672 views

How are Exotic Animal Training and Learning in Marriage Related?
By Chandrama Anderson | 3 comments | 1,386 views

A Modest Proposal for Paying a Living Wage
By Max Greenberg | 4 comments | 462 views

City Council & School Board: Leaders, Overseers, Technocrats or Advocates?
By Douglas Moran | 0 comments | 406 views