Lord Crimson

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Taxpayers Soaked for Michelle Obama’s 22 Servants

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MizMichelle“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, Michelle 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.

Michelle Obama’s 22 hand servants.

  1. $172,2000 – 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)
  4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE FIRST LADY)
  5. 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 – Lelyveld, 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. 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. 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. Tubman, Samantha (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. Bookey, Natalie (STAFF ASSISTANT)
  22. Jackson, Deilia A. (DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF CORRESPONDENCE FOR THE FIRST LADY)

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 Miz Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by John Q. Public.

hat tip to CFP

Written by Lord Crimson

July 7, 2009 at 11:46 am

9 Responses

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  1. Wow! If I didn’t believe in God, then I would be really worried about this. Don’t think that I don’t care, because I do. It’s so wrong in so many ways. But God is still on the throne, and we have already won. These thieves will have to give account of themselves before God, as we all will. The difference between them and me is, I think about that and they apparently don’t.

    Mitch

    July 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    • Hi Mitch

      It’s difficult for many to understand what is happening in Washington. From the top-down are some of the most deceitful and self-serving politicians on the planet, and yet they demand we trust them with our future. Sadly, many are capitulating – at the nations peril.

      The visiting team, which you and I are a part might not know the particular details, but we certainly know the future of America. For some time I knew something like this had to happen, but I find my strong survival instinct makes it difficult to accept the inevitable.

      The good news is as you say – God is on his throne and His plan is going according to schedule. These are exciting times and I’m glad to be a part of them no matter what skunks are stinking up Washington.

      Lord Crimson

      July 8, 2009 at 8:30 am

  2. i pulled this from the 2007 white house salary list
    http://www.nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2007/whsalaries.htm

    Laura Bush’s staff:

    $168,000 McBride, Anita B (Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    $108,000 Zantzinger, Amy S (Special Assistant to the President & White House Social Secretary)
    $108,000 Harder, Cherie S (Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
    $90,000 Nemiec, Sally M (Press Secretary to the First Lady)
    $84,700 Miller, Sonja Maria (Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    $75,000 Ballard, Deanna M (Director of Scheduling for the First Lady)
    $65,000 Underwood, Carrie P (Deputy Director of Policy & Projects for the First Lady)
    $65,000 Wallace, Charity N (Director of Advance for the.First Lady)
    $59,700 Marshall, Misty C (Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
    $50,000 Etter, Marisa Leigh (Deputy Director of Scheduling for the First Lady)
    $50,000 Thornton, Dorothy M (Deputy Social Secretary)
    $50,000 King, Kristin N (Deputy Director of Advance for the First Lady)
    $47,500 Lineweaver, Lindsey M (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
    $46,200 Rawson, Kimberly D (Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the First Lady)
    $43,000 Donoghue, Tarah C (Deputy Press Secretary to the First Lady)
    $42,500 Vogel, Campbell B (Deputy Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)
    $39,000 Block, Jonathan F (Assistant Press Secretary to the First Lady)

    akrillx

    July 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    • Thanks for the info – There is simply no excuse for this amount of waste no matter if it’s Laura Bush or Michelle Obama. How does any first lady rate this obscene amount of taxpayer money? The arrogance of the so-called ruling class is embarrassing.

      Lord Crimson

      July 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm

  3. It’s comforting to know that Mrs. Obama is ‘giving’ back to this country in her ‘small way’. I mean she’s actually proud of this country now. It’s just too bad she’s as much a fraud as her husband.

    steve

    August 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    • Hi steve

      Yep, Miz Michelle is a real sport. From where I sit it looks like she’s taking a lot more than she ever gave.

      I doubt she will ever be proud of this country, but I hear Kenya is nice this time of year. It’s a shame the whole Obama crew doesn’t move there so they can “finally” be proud of their country.

      Lord Crimson

      August 4, 2009 at 7:36 am

      • Amen brother!🙂

        steve

        August 4, 2009 at 8:56 am

  4. pigs

    tyrone

    September 9, 2009 at 6:31 am


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