UPDATE 2: Welcome, Michelle Malkin readers. I’ve got more thoughts on “fake poor people” here.
UPDATE: Steyn comments.
“So, in a typically cynical bit of sappy and brainless emotional indulgence, the Democrats recruited some twelve year-old kid to deliver their Saturday radio address. His name is Graeme Frost and his family is from Maryland. Predictably, he told a sob story (written for him by Senate staffers) about how his hard working parents need other taxpayers to pay for his health coverage.
“Then icwhatudo on Free Republic decided to pull some records.
“So, to summarize –what he found out about this poor and needy family. It:
– Sends their kids to an expensive private school.
– Own a commercial building which was purchased for $190,000 in 1999. Even using modest figures, it would have to be worth at least $300,000 today.
– Owns a 3000 square foot home, in an area where a 2000 square foot home recently sold for $500,000.”