Assistants to the first "lady"

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  1. Joat

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    If this is a dupe I apologize.

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12652

    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 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 - 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 Deput y 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 .

    Copyright 2009 Canada Free Press.Com

    Joat
     


  2. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

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    Insane
     
  3. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

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    She ENTITLED and don't you forget it!!!!
    This is such BS and a wast of our tax dollars - I want a refund!!!!!
     
  4. texas1willy2

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    This part is not correct, Ms. Bush had 18-24 @ 1.4 million per year.
    hillary had 18 or so, still I find this extremely disturbing.

    Check this out almost 500 work in the White House.
    The White House - Blog Post - Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff
     
  5. Deuce Coupe

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    According to my wife, she needs a clothing coordinator as she wears some of the ugliest clothes my wife has ever seen.

     
  6. Okierifleman

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    She needs the help, trust me. Just look at her. I swear she is the first member of her family walking upright.

    I wonder how much she would pay me to kick her in the rear end every morning????
     
  7. BigShooter11x14

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    Probably only walking upright in public???? :headscratch:
     
  8. TxEMTP69

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    wow, I was thinking Ms. Bush and Billary had more also, regardless of who is in office that is REDICULOUS
     
  9. oldguy

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    Your wife has good taste, my spouse and I commented on that the day of inauguration when she wore the clown outfit. What really gets me is many of the women newscasters wear the sleeveless dress to copy her.
    Sad.
     
  10. Texas42

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    This pales in comparision to the white house and congressional staffs. Each congressman has a budget in the millions of dollars for staff. I think I heard the total white house personnel list was over a thousand people.

    The whole stinking thing is one big sad joke.
     

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