*Velma Hart, the woman who famously told President Obama she is “exhausted of defending” his economic policies, and was laid off last Friday, appeared on the “Today” show this morning to discuss how life has changed for her since that Sept. 20th town hall.
The former chief financial officer for a nonprofit has two daughters in private school and one about to enter college. The prospect of being jobless for an extended period of time, she says, is scary.
“I don’t think anybody can be in this situation and not be a little uncomfortable,” she tells “Today.” “But I’m a person of faith, and I believe that things happen for a reason. I believe in the old adage when one door closes, another window opens. And I’m waiting for my window of opportunity.”
Hart also took time to thank people for the phone calls she’s received from well-wishers ever since her layoff became national news.
“People are supporting me,” she said, adding that she hasn’t been able to make return calls due to the Thanksgiving holiday. “But I do plan to call people back, and if nothing else, thank them for even considering me. I’m hoping something good will happen.
“I’m keeping my prayers up and my prayer circle active and we’re continuing to do what we do. I’m doing what everybody else in this country who’s become unemployed [does], I’m pulling my bootstraps up and I’m going to go out and find a job because that’s what we do.”