Michelle Obama complained yesterday at a "working womens roundtable discussion" in Pontiac, Michigan that the government's economic stimulus check is only enough to pay for a new pair of earrings.
“You're getting $600 - what can you do with that?” Mrs. Obama said in Pontiac, Michigan last week. “Not to be ungrateful or anything, but maybe it pays down a bill, but it doesn't pay down every bill every month. The short-term quick fix kinda stuff sounds good, and it may even feel good that first month when you get that check, and then you go out and you buy a pair of earrings."
One outlet reported this as a "joke."