Lyin Like Ryan: Somebody Owes Us a Dime

Wells Fargo fired a worker for using a fake dime in our neighborhood laundromat almost fifty years ago, and rightly so. But it shouldn’t end there. President Obama should be fired, too, because that laundromat never fully recovered after the loss of that dime… and it could have if he’d kept his promise!

Wells Fargo fired Richard Eggers on July 13, 2012 after discovering he was arrested 49 years ago for putting a cardboard cutout of a dime in a laundry machine at the laundromat. (Some stuff you just can’t make up! And some stuff you can!)

I remember President Obama visiting it when he was first running, saying he’ll keep that laundromat open. It’s just one more broken promise.

Everyone who used that laundromat voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in the laundromat, where we were about to lose all of our washers and dryers after Richard Eggers cheated us out of that dime back in 1963. Cheated us just like President Obama cheated us.

A lot of guys I went to high school with washed and dried their clothes right there, at that laundromat. Candidate Obama said he believed that if our government was there to support us … our laundromat would be there for another hundred years. That’s what he said when he visited us back in 2008. Well, as it turned out, our laundromat didn’t last another year. It was locked up and is still empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight, and people have to wash and dry their clothes somewhere else.

Somebody owes us a dime and it’s all Obama’s fault!

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