Democrats across Georgia, especially in metro-Atlanta, are all whipped up in a frenzy these days after news broke that Presidebt Obama scheduled an Atlanta campaign fundraiser for next month.
The asking price for a picture with Obama is $10,000. That's right. For only $10,000, a person can get a polaroid with the President.
The site for this $10,000 Obama campaign fundraiser is Tyler Perry's production studio in East Point, Georgia. And for those of you not familiar, East Point, Georgia is not in the "rich" part of town.
Data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau says the following about the City of East Point:
- The median household income is $42,050;
- The percentage of people living below the poverty level is 18.7%;
- The per capita income is $21,266; and
- The percentage of people with a college degree is 24.4%
In East Point, where Obama and his rich buddies are scheduling a $10,000 a picture fundraiser, the median household income is nearly $10,000 below the national average. In East Point, the per capita income is $6,068 below the national average. In East Point, the percentage of people living below the poverty level is 5% higher than the national average. And in East Point, the percentage of people with a college degree is 3.5% below the national average.
Another way of looking at the data is this:
The people who live in East Point can't afford to see their President. The people of East Point cannot afford the $10,000 it costs to get a picture with their President.
Next month, we will witness a bunch of rich Democrats swoop into the East Point community. It's doubtful that Obama's snobbish supporters will even spend an extra second in East Point supporting local businesses like the S&S Cafeteria on Campbelton Road. More than likely, after they spend a few hours rubbing elbows with Obama, the rich Dems will return to their regal residences in the rich suburbs.
Meanwhile, the good people of East Point will continue doing what they always do -- work hard, pay their bills, and build a brighter future for their children.