Yeah i checked snopes:
That photo plus quotes from Sharon Jasper lifted from that article ("I might do better out here with one of these tents") and from others ("I might be poor, but I don't have to live poor") were married to her outbursts at a New Orleans City Council meeting on 20 December 2007 ("I will not be treated like a slave!" and "Back up and Shut up! Shut up, white boy! Shut up, white boy!"), then worked into the satire piece quoted above. It's for this reason that we've given this item a "Multiple" status: While some of the elements portrayed in the spoof are fabricated of whole cloth, others aren't. And while most of the photos associated with the satire were taken from elsewhere, the first one, the one that shows a big screen television, is the real deal.
Sure isn't very clear about which parts are fact and which are fiction is it?
Did you find something that identifies which parts were fiction? I could not.
In any case if you want to deny that mentality exists out there that's your business. I know some "sharon jaspers".
I used to be in restaurant management. I had a really good worker who turned in her two week notice in Sept. I was shocked. I told her "If you got a better job, I can see if we can get you a raise. You are one of our best employees" She proceeded to "explain" to me how she was at the peak of her EIC, and if she continued to work, she would just be "losing money"
Of course I tried to explain to her how the next three + months, she would not be EARNING ANYTHING, and that her EIC would not be enough to cover those 3 months of lost wages.
She insisted that I was naive. She had been SO brainwashed, she could not make that simple connection.
In her mind she was foolish if she did not get EVERY PENNY of free gov't money she could. Regardless of the effect on her overall yearly earnings...
This is not uncommon.
Continue to deny it if it makes you feel better, like pretending Romney really meant he doesn't care about those people and not that he can't worry about getting their vote.
9/19/2012 6:54 AM (edited)