Marie Antoinette Moment

We have a Marie Antoinette[1, 2] moment…

Sandra Fox, 69, of Baton Rouge, La., stood, confused, on 46th Street with a ticket for “Anything Goes” in her hand as riot police pushed a knot of about 200 shouting protesters toward her.

I think it’s horrible what they’re doing,” she said of the protesters. “These people need to go get jobs.

I don’t have the time to protest the ballooning greed but I do find the news, and her quote in particular, amusing. Ms. Fox needs to study history. Heads may roll…

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4 Responses to Marie Antoinette Moment

  1. Anon says:

    Clearly she doesn’t know anyone who’s struggling to find work right now…

    Or have any clue about the rest of the issues at hand.

  2. Marie not Antoinette says:

    At 69 years old she is problably not working and has no job because she is probably retired and living on social security plus retirement plus her wallstreet portfolio. Shes also a a woman of her times so her husband likely made all the money and given her age he is probably dead by now so she may even have his life insurance. Her home is paid off. She’s on vacation and she finds the little people to be such a bother. Theyre in her way as she is going to the play. Shoo, shoo…

  3. Jessie says:

    Can I play the red queen? ‘OFF WITH HER HEAD!’

  4. Patricia says:

    I don’t know what planet Marie Not Antoinette dropped off of, LOL No offense. I have several relatives and friends at the same age that were all married and now widowed, or just retired and trying to make it on just SSA, which gives them about $700 a month to live on. They scrape for every penny. Plus, my mother in law has to wait for two years or longer to get any kind of medical and that will take out another $100 out of her $700 to live on. Her house taxes are easily $2,000. Her meds cost out of pocket in excess of $1,000. The supplementary insurance in addition to Medicare costs $100. Then there’s basic living expenses, utilities, phone, car insurance, groceries. Don’t even ask about her mounting doctor bills. It’s astronomical. There is now, no longer any state medical program for adults here in WA, so we are told, and she is waiting for a 90 day trial period to meet a “spenddown” requirement where the state will pay “part” (they won’t say an amount for that, either). During this 90 days she ran out of Parkinsons meds, basically had withdrawals and went to the hospital because of it. Add another doctor bill.

    My Grandpa, when Grandma died, was left to live on less than $500 a month. If it had not been for our family picking up groceries here and there, or the paper, or his cable channels, he would have had absolutely nothing. He had a woodstove, so he was able to get wood delivered and paid for by the county subsidy programs, but those programs are now overtaxed or nonexistent.

    We are in hard times and those hurting the most are our elderly and disabled. I find the situation mentioned above where the elderly gal had all this money to live on to be the rare exception, not the rule. Or maybe it is that I am just living in a different class of people. Make no mistake, there are definite “classes” in our society. Walk down the street in a suit and expensive wear and drive a nice car, and see how you get treated, vs. wearing a Carhart and Romeos with a gun rack in yer truck. LOL It’s a great psychology experiment.

    I don’t support the government run medical program, but I also think our governement leaves our weak people on the wayside. Are they hoping they will die?

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