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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Staffing cost for the First Lady

I got this off 19th ward politics.  If it seems that I am piling on FLOTUS, I am.  Traditionally the first lady is considered "Off limit" on the political arena and the first ladies refrain from "dabbling" in politics.   But there have been 2 exceptions  First was Hillary Clinton, when there was the "Co-President" thing with Bill.  Now we have Michelle stumping for her husband on the campaign trail.  Now if she wants to help her husband, that us understandable.  But once that line is crossed, she becomes fair game as is her husband.    I have commented that in this day and age, when cost is a factor and many people are making do with less, they are living the highlife on the tax payers.  When we have debt that is now equal to our GDP, we have a spending problem.  What we have is people living the hollywood lifestyle on our dime.  Now if the uber-rich can afford this, that is fine, I want more people to be rich. but The Obunglers use our money to live the style of the uber-rich.

Report says Michelle Obama has has more personal aides than all other first lady's combined!

Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by Taxpayers Mamie Eisenhower 0,  Jackie Kennedy 1, Rosaline Carter 1,  Barbara Bush 1,  Hilary Clinton, 3 and Laura Bush, 1.

And for Michele Obama? 22

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 might wonder why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense.

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