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Venom
02-03-2010, 10:00 AM
THIS MUST BE NICE,A PIECE OF THE GOOD LIFE




Who says the President's position is under paid?




About Michelle :

Written by Dr. Paul L. Williams

"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: One-- paid for personally out of President's salary.
Jackie Kennedy: One
Roseline Carter: One
Barbara Bush: One

Hilary Clinton: Three
Laura Bush: One
Michele Obama: Twenty-two

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:

One.. $172,200 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
Two.. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of
Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
Three.. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House
Social Secretary for Mrs. Obama)
Four.. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications
for the First Lady)
Five.. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First

Lady)
Six.. $90,000 - Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
Seven.. $84,000 - Lilyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
Eight.. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
Nine.. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Project for the First Lady)
Ten.. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
Eleven.. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

Twelve.. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator
For The First Lady)
Thirteen.. $60,000 Fitz, Alan O.(Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
Fourteen.. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
Fifteen... $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)

Sixteen.. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
Seventeen.. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
Eighteen.. $43,000 - Tubman, Samanth a (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
Nineteen.. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
Twenty.. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
Twenty-One.. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
Twenty-Two.. $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

:mad::mad:

revefsreleets
02-03-2010, 10:23 AM
Hey, those are GOOD paying jobs, too!

If she increased her staff hirings, by, oh, i don't know, say 10 million, we'll be out of this recession lickety-split!

Vincent
02-03-2010, 10:34 AM
Just more racist propaganda. :chuckle:

The salaries alone make nazi pelosi's extravagances look puny. What's not taken into account here are the paid benefits and the "other" expenses associated with the "first lady's" social life.

Perhaps the "first lady" should heed her husband's admonishment of the citizens...

"When times are tough, you tighten your belts," the president said. "You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college." http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11922024

You can't make this @#$% up.

MACH1
02-03-2010, 11:44 AM
Don't ever let anybody tell you that you can't buy some American pride.

stlrtruck
02-03-2010, 11:46 AM
And Palin got blasted for a $150,000 dress?

zulater
02-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Disgusting but not surprising. The Democratic Party's motto should read, "do as we say not as we do."

urgle burgle
02-03-2010, 01:15 PM
although im not big fan of our first lady....i did look a little more into it and found this....

decide how you feel yourselves, and read the whole link.....

http://m.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/

read and discuss......

The Patriot
02-03-2010, 03:51 PM
although im not big fan of our first lady....i did look a little more into it and found this....

decide how you feel yourselves, and read the whole link.....

http://m.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/

read and discuss......

Thank you. I was just there myself.

The combined annual salaries for the 22 staffers we can specifically identify as working for Michelle Obama come to $1.6 million. For the 18 we could identify as working for Laura Bush in 2008, the total is $1.4 million.

That's still a difference of $200 thousand, but it's a far cry from the laughable claim that Barbara Bush had only one staff member.

Let's skew the facts so we can get angry about them. :sofunny:

Leftoverhard
02-03-2010, 03:57 PM
Venom - your lack of links is always telling (I would link it for you but of course it originated from a hate preaching website that I won't advertise)

People who blindly believe Venom's post - wow, really?

urgle burgle - :hatsoff:

Vincent
02-03-2010, 04:00 PM
Vincent - your lack of links is always telling (I would link it for you but of course it originated from a hate preaching website that I won't advertise)

People who blindly believe Vincent's post - wow, really?

urgle burgle - :hatsoff:

I didn't start the thread, merely commented on it. And I provide links to everything I quote, Lefty. I don't know WTF you're talking about, I even have the link to the quote in my only post in this thread.

And here's the link for Venom's post. http://www.congress.org/congressorg/bio/userletter/?letter_id=4628931911&content_dir=politicsol

Leftoverhard
02-03-2010, 04:02 PM
I didn't start the thread, merely commented on it. And I provide links to everything I quote, Lefty.

Sorry Vincent - honest mistake - fixed it

urgle burgle
02-03-2010, 04:02 PM
tanks....i believe, and try to do it as much as possible, that if were going to truly argue/debate something, the whole of the whole has to be there. otherwise you just ruin credibility and cant maintain the high ground.
or at least the semblance/facade of it.lol

tony hipchest
02-03-2010, 05:36 PM
although im not big fan of our first lady....i did look a little more into it and found this....

decide how you feel yourselves, and read the whole link.....

http://m.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/

read and discuss......

the lack of a link told me all i need to know. typical spin, rhetoric, and propoganda ive come to expect from the majority posting in the locker room. :coffee:

Sorry Vincent - honest mistake - fixed it


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Last edited by Leftoverhard; Today at 06:03 PM. Reason: mixed up my V's

venom
vincent
vitriol

...really an innocent mistake anyone could make. :chuckle:

Vincent
02-03-2010, 06:17 PM
venom
vincent
vitriol

...really an innocent mistake anyone could make. :chuckle:

How'd you know I have a cousin named Vitriol?

tony hipchest
02-03-2010, 06:26 PM
How'd you know I have a cousin named Vitriol?

:laughing:

lucky guess... :noidea:

waitaminute.... does he have a sister named Viagra?

Vincent
02-03-2010, 07:44 PM
waitaminute.... does he have a sister named Viagra?

Nah, yer thinking of Voluptueux. But same difference. :chuckle:

urgle burgle
02-04-2010, 06:52 AM
i have an aunt named Voltron....does that count?
she likes to go to dominatrix mixers and has a pet man-of-war named cuddles....

Vincent
02-04-2010, 09:20 AM
i have an aunt named Voltron....does that count?
she likes to go to dominatrix mixers and has a pet man-of-war named cuddles....

And you have "issues" with horse "husbandry"?

revefsreleets
02-04-2010, 10:01 AM
Staff of almost 20 for Hillary Clinton: Wrong and wasteful
Staff of almost 20 for Laura Bush: Wrong and wasteful
Staff of 20+ for Michelle Obama: Wrong and wasteful

Bottom line? Two former wrongs being trumped by an even bigger third wrong does not somehow equal this being okay, despite what the "Bu-bu-bu-Bush" deflectors may have to say about it.

Also, mocking the Presidents wife for having a huge wasteful unnecessary and superfluous staff in NO WAY equates to "blindly believing" this post, because last time I checked, we ARE in the midst of the worst economic downturn in 70 years and we DO have a president who's telling us to tighten our belts and we DO have a first lady who has the largest staff ever.

Nice attempt to deflect, though...

urgle burgle
02-05-2010, 12:06 PM
And you have "issues" with horse "husbandry"?

damn...you nailed me on that one! :tt04: