Chain e-mail evolves to Facebook updates
If you're on Facebook, you've probably seen it: Someone types a message into their status update and urges all their friends to do the same. It could be to support a cause like breast cancer awareness, to find out your friends' middle names, or to share a line from your favorite movie.
Readers notified us that there was a new one going around about President Barack Obama:
"Obama has proposed a 1.4% pay increase for active duty military in 2011. This is THE LOWEST SINCE 1973! Nice to know that during a time of rampant inflation, while war is fought in 2 theatres, our men and women in uniform get A LOWER PAY INCREASE THAN WELFARE RECIPIENTS!!! Please repost if you support our troops."
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Names in this article: Barack Obama
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