Woman who told Obama she was 'exhausted' loses job

AP News

11/22/2010 8:04:02 PM - AP News

A woman who told President Barack Obama that she was "exhausted" from defending him and his economic policies and from waiting for the change she expected after voting for him has another reason to be put out: She's lost her job.

Velma Hart says she's been laid off as chief financial officer for Am Vets, a veterans' services organization based in Maryland.

Hart told CNBC in an interview Monday that she lost her job because the nonprofit organization was looking for ways to cut expenses.

She was among those who questioned the president during a town hall-style meeting on the economy in September.

Hart told CNBC that she still supports Obama and noted that the economy is improving, though she finds the prospect of unemployment "scary."