While conservatives are voicing their fauxrage over President Obama’s birthday gift of a car to his daughter Malia, the NY Daily News posts a story about how the president and other well-to-do folks are steering their kids into a life of — work!
Featured in the piece, one where we also learn that Sting will NOT be giving his children trust funds, is a man living in Brooklyn Heights:
NYDN: Just ask Christopher Natal, a 23-year-old in Brooklyn Heights. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth — he had the whole dinner set. But his parents — one a police chief, one a sheriff — laid down the law when it came to instilling a work ethic.
“My parents gave me everything, but I had to work for it,” says Natal, who got his first job at 17 and used the money to buy a car.
Natal’s parents paid for his education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, but when he wanted to pursue a fashion career in the Big Apple, he took a 9-to-5 job as a sales associate at Nine West in the Financial District to pay the bills.