Last night Senator Joni Ernst gave the GOP response to the president’s State of the Union address. She shared some of her background and she mentioned that as a child she had only one good pair of shoes. She said on rainy days her mother would make her put plastic bags on her shoes to protect them. To some this might seem funny, but to others it shows how one can move beyond their circumstances and achieve great things. This morning on The View Rosie O’Donnell was stunned by this story because Ernst is not an old woman, but this is a modern day problem. Poverty still exist in this country. Poor working people live here, and even if you don’t see them every day you need to know that they are out here trying to make it. So the plastic shoes might sound like something from the I Love Lucy era know that poverty is alive and well in the age of Obama.
Joni Ernst and her plastic bag shoes are no laughing matter
By musesofamom, on January 21, 2015 at 7:34 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, joni ernst, joni ernst plastic shoes, Morning Joe, Women, working women. 1 Comment
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