A recent episode cast ABC's spotlight on the Cramers, of Palmyra, PA.
"If Lisa Cramer had her choice, she would be a full-time stay-at-home mom to daughters Kate and Lindsey," ABC tells us. "Her husband Michael, a manager at an auto glass store, would be the breadwinner. But for now, the only way this Palmyra, Pa., family can make ends meet is for Lisa to work three part-time jobs."
ABC News Video: The Cramer's Kitchen Table
For once I'm going to withhold much commentary on the Cramers' situation, and just let the video speak for itself.
One thing we know: The Cramers don't do the Baby Steps.
You'll want to check out the comments, too. As I write this, apparently Ms. Cramer has responded (04-16-08 @ 8:22am) to all those folks posting "negative feed back" and such. (I've saved her purported comment here, in case it gets yanked; more on this below.)
I find it interesting that yesterday morning, when my wife and I first saw this video, there was a comment posted by someone who seemed to indicate that he/she knew the Cramers, and that ABC had conveniently left out a lot of details regarding the story — details that were fairly unflattering to both ABC and the Cramers. That comment, however, was greatly edited sometime during the day, removing the vast bulk of the derogatory info. Then, last night, it was eliminated entirely.
Oh, how I wish I'd have screenshotted it.
Who "edited for content" that comment? The original poster? ABC editors? I dunno. Was it even true? Don't know about that, either. I just find it very, very interesting that a comment like that — specific, detailed, and unflattering as it was — somehow disappeared.
Curiouser and curiouser...