Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Michelle Obama Increased First Lady Staff by 30% in the Middle of a Recession

Ordinary Americans are struggling to pay their bill in the middle of a recession. The budget deficit is at record level. First Lady Michelle Obama has ignored these facts and increased the First Lady staff size by almost 30%. Laura Bush had a staff of 17 people at a cost of $1.28 million. Michelle Obama has increased that to 22 employees at a cost of $1,495,700 per year.

WND reported:
The first lady of the United States is not elected, has no constitutional duties and receives no salary, but that doesn't mean the position is without its privileges – including a staff of 22 White House employees who make a combined nearly $1.5 million per year.

Various journalists have scoured the White House's annual report to Congress on the West Wing payroll and listed those names that serve as members First Lady Michelle Obama's staff. Combined, their salaries total $1,495,700.

By comparison, a similar examination of the 2008 payroll, printed in the Washington Post, shows First Lady Laura Bush tallied 17 staffers, who combined made roughly $1.28 million.


tpgow said...

She is no different then the getto blacks that hit the big time. BLING BLING BLING. They are both afirmative action babies that thinks the USA owes them a living. They are all about "social Justice" and pay-backs

Timeshare Jake said...

Someone has to take care of her mom who moved into the White House. As I guessed, the taxpayers are footing the bill.

lady di said...

Oh good, more good news. How many people did she employ before her move? I should probably rethink and say at least some people are working....

tpgow said...

“During the American Revolution 70% of the citizens were loyal to the King or apathetic. The other 30% founded a Nation.”

tpgow said...

tiome to alinsky the WH here is some rules from alinsky
RULE 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.”

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”


RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

“During the American Revolution 70% of the citizens were loyal to the King or apathetic. The other 30% founded a Nation.”

Yesterday my friends & I were overwhelming the wh system with the pfd copy of the healthcare bill that we don't want. must have sent 1000 copys of the 1017 pages of the bill.
lol do something do sit on your hands.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Reagan was the first to have a full staff, thanks to a 1978 statute. Hillary Clinton had a staff of twenty, plus a handful of interns and volunteers. But by all means, please make it sound like Michelle Obama is the FIRST ONE EVER to have a staff of more than twenty without having done your homework.

Unknown said...

want a real outrageous spending binge.. Ronnie R funeral. Some people think it cost $$400- 700 mil to the taxpayer to fly the dead stiff body back and fro cross the good ole USA before he was planted. What was wrong with the ceremony held for Dick Nixon?? After all Dick was the last republican president to have an independent thought.

Anonymous said...

This is all bull. Check at