Regarding Michelle Obama's recent comment about spending a $600 stimulus check on earrings the Tn GOP created a list:
Frankly, I'm still stuck on her bungled attempt back in February to tell Ohio mom's how much she understands their family budgets.
Here are some things we think many Tennessee families would be more likely to spend $600 on than earrings:
- 150 gallons of gas - though they could buy more if Democrats would only stop blocking increased domestic oil production.
- One to three months of daycare or pre-school for a young child[ii]
- A month’s worth of groceries for a family of four
- More than five months’ worth of the average electric bill.[iii]
- Save it in a child’s college fund.
- Replace an old washer or dryer.
- Pay for children’s clothes and school supplies for the new school year.
If you can think of better ways to spend $600 than on a new pair of earrings, we’d like to hear about it. Just email us at 600DollarEarrings@gmail.com.
“I know we’re spending — I added it up for the first time — we spend between the two kids, on extracurriculars outside the classroom, we’re spending about $10,000 a year on piano and dance and sports supplements and so on and so forth,” Mrs. Obama tells the women. “And summer programs. That’s the other huge cost. Barack is saying, ‘Whyyyyyy are we spending that?’ And I’m saying, ‘Do you know what summer camp costs?’” National Review$10,000 on extra curricular activities!! Seriously woman. Have you no idea that's 1/4th of the median US household income? Do you realize that's more than your charitable giving for the years 2000 through 2004 combined? Do you not yet realize that most of us can't afford to own $600 earrings? Why do you think Cubic Zirconium was invented? Hello? She's just now adding it up? Those of us operating under the Dave Ramsey plan out of necessity would have added those expenses up a long time ago. What kind of budget do you have that ten grand can go unobserved?
I didn't have a chance to think about $600 earrings. Our stimulus check was gone before it got here.