So here we are over five years into the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, with record unemployment and over 46,000,000 Americans on food stamps , one would think the Obama’s would set an example for others to follow. If you thought that, you’d be very wrong. Barack Obama has more than doubled our national debt since being elected and Michelle has spent massive amounts of money on many lavish trips and vacations. When Jimmy Carter was president, even though history has proven him to be inept at his job, for all his faults, at least he was an honest man. But not so with the occupation of the Obama family in the peoples house. Even though we are (according to president Obama) in the midst of a “recession greater than that of the Great Depression,” our First Lady has spent tax-payer money on her own comfort and amusement like it’s free.
In times past, Mary Lincoln was taken to task and endured harsh criticism for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary. But not so for our current First Lady; not by a long shot! She has racked-up quite a large tab since she moved in to the White House, but what the hell, she’s not paying, you are.
“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,” says Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama’s license to practice law was rendered “voluntarily inactive” due to a court order in a Insurance malpractice case. Since the First Lady holds no official “public office” nor does she receive any kind of salary, I find her statement quite puzzling.
Here is a list of staff members to help the First Lady in “maintaining the dignity of her office” and their salaries:
- Natalie F. Bookey Baker, executive assistant to the chief of staff to the first lady, $45,000;
- Alan O. Fitts, deputy director of advance and trip director for the first lady, $61,200;
- Jocelyn C. Frey, deputy assistant to the president and director of policy and projects for the first lady, $140,000;
- Jennifer Goodman, deputy director of scheduling and events coordinator for the first lady, $63,240;
- Deilia A.L. Jackson, deputy associate director of correspondence for the first lady, $42,000;
- Kristen E. Jarvis, special assistant for scheduling and traveling aide to the first lady, $51,000;
- Camille Y. Johnston, special assistant to the president and director of communications for the first lady, $102,000;
- Tyler A. Lechtenberg, director of correspondence for the first lady, $50,000;
- Catherine M. Lelyveld, director and press secretary to the first lady, $85,680;
- Dana M. Lewis, special assistant and personal aide to the first lady, $66,000;
- Trooper Sanders, deputy director of policy and projects for the first lady, $85,000;
- Susan S. Sher, assistant to the president and chief of staff and counsel to the first lady, $172,200;
- Frances M. Starkey, director of scheduling and advance for the first lady, $80,000;
- Semonti M. Stevens, associate director and deputy press secretary to the first lady, $53,550;
- Melissa Winter, special assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff to the first lady, $102,000.
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