The BBC ran an article about how decisive the “Walmart mom” is going to be in the US 2012 election and even went so far as to interview a member of this refined class of American:
Looking around Mrs Abbarno’s spacious home, with its pool and deck, the signs of distress are not immediately obvious.
But she and her husband, Dan, bought it for $220,000 (£140,000) in 2004.
Two years later, when they refinanced to build a new kitchen, it was valued at $400,000.
Now it’s worth $153,000 and the couple owes $318,000.
“We’re in way over our heads,” Mrs Abbarno says. “It’s very hard to make the payments every month.”
I always love how these “no shit” moments from people become their excuse for blaming the current leadership for not “helpin’ them make it better like”. And naturally, I really want to see this kitchen that seems to have cost $180,000 as it must be the size of an additional home and have a Porsche for a dining table. Obviously, none of this is her own doing…