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HARD TIMES Laid-Off Worker Confronts Obama

Laid-Off Worker Confronts Obama

The next Velma Hart? Karin Gallo, a laid-off employee at the National Zoo, confronted President Obama at a CBS News Town Hall meeting Thursday, asking him, “What would you do, if you were me?” Gallo said she is seven months into a high-risk pregnancy and she and her husband are in the process of building a house—but she is “scared of what my future holds.” Obama did not directly answer Gallo’s question, but instead used her story to defend government workers against harsh proposed job cuts. “”I think Karin makes it really clear that there are real consequences when we make these decisions,” Obama said.

May 12, 2011 7:17 PM