Skip to comments.Should the First Lady get a salary? Prez seems to think so
Posted on 08/14/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
No one would argue against the fact that being First Lady can be a taxing assignment.
Next to nothing you do happens out of the public eye. Lot's of glad-handing...causes to push and support...and a husband to campaign for. Plus the semi-official duties of playing host to world leaders and foreign delegations.
And for all they do...they don't actually get paid.
President Obama, speaking to supporters Wednesday in Denver, Colorado, seemed to float the idea that they should.
(In the VIDEO, around :45 seconds, he seems to imply it).
"I wanna make sure that she has control over her health care choices. I wanna make sure that when she's working she gets paid the same as men. I gotta say that First Ladies right now don't...even though that's a tough job." he said.
But while the First Lady doesn't draw a paycheck...she does get some pretty cool, and expensive perks.
First Ladies get to live in a big, snazzy house for free...and are given a near unlimited budget to redecorate it when they move in.
There's the private jet...top notch security...and a personal staff of nearly two dozen people.
Designers beg you to wear their clothes...and finding a good seat at a concert or sporting event is never a problem.
They do, however, get billed for food, dry cleaning and toiletries.
Do you think the First Lady should get paid? Or are the perks and benefits more than enough compensation?
Michelle Antoinette Obama.
I’ll be happy to pay her $40 a week to do my laundry.
(This offer contingent upon her actually being able to do the work correctly.)
Yes. She should be paid. 14 cents per hour making license plates.
Obama thinks Eric Holder’s people should get government checks for breathing and making babies, so I doubt there is anything that he would not think that one of Eric Holder’s people deserves a government check for doing.
Would her “salary” pay for all of her expensive vacations?
She has had a job for many years which is ripping off the American public including who she calls her people.
3 free Big Mack meal coupons weekly.
Prez Obamma makes another insipid statement. Sure, give Moochie a salary, then Biden’s wife, then the spouse of every Member of Congress, spouse of every Supreme Court Justice, et. al. Back in the old days of the military, the commander’s spouse (usually his wife) would be the willing volunteer for all things associated with the unit. I had one commander state that when it came to selecting commanders, the unwritten rule was “why get one when you can get two for the price of one.”
What? Can’t Valerie Jarrett help Michelle get her old no-show gig back at that Chicago hospital?
The only thing this beast of a wookie should get is a celery. She should eat it and then STFU.
Next bammy will be asking for his mother in law to receive pay.
They can all kiss my hairy white butt.
Ought to charge the shelf ass hag for the costs of her world jaunts.
Sure, and she gets one weeks vacation after the first year and two after the second. We would be better off with this plan no matter how much her salary was.
How many servants does she have now? How many extravagant vacations has she taken?
She should consider herself adequately compensated.
Coming soon, we can only hope that Michelle would choose to seek a salary from someone other than the American taxpayer.
Get a salary? For going on vacations?
Absolutely. As long as we get to elect who will serve in that position.
He’s not interested in a few years of salary for her nearly as much as he’s interested in a half century’s pension to go with it.
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