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While the Daily News met the day with a “Mad Carl Disease” cover headline, the NY Post embraced Joe the Plumber of the Month Velma Hart. Hart is the latest “average” citizen to be catapulted to election-year fame for her heartfelt entreaty to President Obama at a town hall meeting in Washington, where she asked the president to reassure her that a diet of “hot dogs and beans” would not become her “new reality?”

It sounds like times are pretty tough for Hart, who is a Chief Financial Officer and has two children attending private school in one of the world’s wealthiest countries.

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