Obama dishonors flag while wife plays Royalty on the public's dime.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by wilburbear, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. "In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much," she said. "See, that's why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, "... Michelle Obama

    No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn't perform any official duties. But this hasn't deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession.

    Just think, Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary from her husband's salary.

    Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers:

    Mamie Eisenhower : 1 paid for personally out of President's salary

    Jackie Kennedy: 1

    Roseline Carter: 1

    Barbara Bush: 1

    Hilary Clinton: 3

    Laura Bush: 1

    Michele Obama: 22

    How things have changed! If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Ms Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense
    departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by YOU, John Q. Public:

    Michele Obama's personal staff:

    1.. $172,200 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)

    2. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)

    3. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary for Mrs. Obama)

    4. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)

    5. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

    6. $90,000 - Medina , David S.. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

    7. $84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)

    8. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)

    9. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)

    10. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

    11. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

    12. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)

    13. $60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)

    14. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)

    15. $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)

    16. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)

    17. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)

    18. $43,000 - Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)

    19. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

    20. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)

    21. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)

    22. $35,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

    (total = $1,591,200 in annual salaries)

    There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense.

    Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One to Europe .
  2. Ricter


    You know, you could simply summarize your feelings by saying, "Obama is the anti-christ", and be done with all this verbage.
  3. Someone should tell Michelle the country is hurting, people are going hungry............
  4. Ricter


    Tell it to the people who are actually running this country and are far, far wealthier than the Obamas.

  5. all that money spent and she still is an ugly amazon.
  6. Lucrum


    Why bother, she doesn't give a shit.

  7. man some of you right wing people are stupid. you will fall for every anti obama crackpot thing you read without question.:

  8. Michelle's "First Hairstylist" should be Larry Sinclair.

  9. What a complete and total waste of money to be hiring people while we're in a recession!!!!!!!
  10. Ricter


    Yeah! What are they going to do with their pay during this recession anyway, spend it?? ; )
    #10     Nov 17, 2009