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Velma Hart, Who Told Obama Of Her Fears, Has Lost Her Job

In September, Velma Hart told President Obama that she was "exhausted" and "deeply disappointed with where we are now."

Video of her comments, during a town hall meeting with the president, went viral. She was called the "voice of the middle class."

Now, like many other Americans, she's out of work. The AP writes that Hart:

"The chief financial officer for Am Vets, a veteran services organization based in Maryland, said Monday in an interview with CNBC that she was laid off as part of the nonprofit's effort to cut expenses.

" 'I want to focus on the positive and be optimistic,' said Hart, who lives in Upper Marlboro, Md. 'And assume that somehow things will work out, that there's an opportunity out there with Velma's name on it that's right around the corner.' "

Here is CNBC's report on what's happened to Hart. She's still an Obama supporter. And, she says, she's hopeful "there's an opportunity out there with Velma's name on it":

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