Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm sure there's a good reason for this

Mrs. Michele Obama's Staff This has nothing to do with race but has to do with greed, egotism, and spending of over $1,500,000 PER YEAR in personal salaries by the first lady in a time of severe financial problems in the U.S. This is amazing!! From the Canada Free Press :First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants July 7, 2009 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 biglaw 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 - Lel yveld, 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, Samanth a (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 .

The reason is probably because she is so ill tempered the kids and dog avoid her, so they have to pay someone to be her friend.

8 comments:

David said...

Unfortunately this information seems to have been de-bunked.

A friend posted these links.


"http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/m/michelle-obama-staff.htm
http://www.facebook.com/l/;www.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/
http://www.facebook.com/l/;today.msnbc.msn.com/id/33181610/ns/today-white_house/
http://www.facebook.com/l/;blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/01/more_michelle_obama_staff_appo.html

Melissa In Texas said...

DW.... Great catch!
Where's the pork chop necklace to make the dog run to her?

nanc said...

OUCH!

Dante said...

Oh man! the Obamas are so full of themselves and out of touch.

Pray for 2012.

Gypsy270 said...

While I agree that this is not the time for the Executive Branch to be overspending, I checked at SNOPES (http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/firstlady.asp) and your information is not entirely accurate. There have been other First Ladys with the same number or more staff members. I disagree with almost everything our current administration has done and did not vote for them so I'm not here to defend them or rock your boat. I just want everyone to double check our facts and focus on the important topics like health care, Afghanistan, the economy, and Homeland Security.

DW said...

If you will notice the top of the entry the address of the Canadian Free press. Copied as recieved. I did actually go to snopes to check it out, I couldn't find it. Thanks for the info, and I still can't stand them.

Ed said...

Don't forget the costs of the handlers for the seeing-eye dog for the woman who picks out her wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

Pretty good article. I just stumbled upon your web site and I'd like to say that I have truly enjoyed reading your blog articles. I'll be subscribing to your feed anyway and I hope you'll post again soon. Big thanks for the helpful info.