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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.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:27 PM

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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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