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Should the First Lady get a salary? Prez seems to think so
WNWO-TV ^ | August 9, 2012

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?


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: michelleobama; obama

1 posted on 08/14/2012 11:43:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Antoinette Obama.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 11:45:46 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.)


3 posted on 08/14/2012 11:46:03 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes. She should be paid. 14 cents per hour making license plates.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 11:48:12 AM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Grifters


5 posted on 08/14/2012 11:49:14 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michelle Obama has done this nation one big favor: She has made crystal clear why a politician's spouse should be seen and not heard. In her case, I wish I didn't even have to look.
6 posted on 08/14/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


7 posted on 08/14/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Would her “salary” pay for all of her expensive vacations?


8 posted on 08/14/2012 11:50:15 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She has had a job for many years which is ripping off the American public including who she calls her people.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 11:51:09 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yes she should be payed for her efforts.

3 free Big Mack meal coupons weekly.

10 posted on 08/14/2012 11:56:25 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.”


11 posted on 08/14/2012 12:03:09 PM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What? Can’t Valerie Jarrett help Michelle get her old no-show gig back at that Chicago hospital?


12 posted on 08/14/2012 12:03:09 PM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 12:03:33 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ought to charge the shelf ass hag for the costs of her world jaunts.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 12:07:32 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: SumProVita

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.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 12:09:20 PM PDT by woodenickel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many servants does she have now? How many extravagant vacations has she taken?
She should consider herself adequately compensated.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 12:13:48 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coming soon, we can only hope that Michelle would choose to seek a salary from someone other than the American taxpayer.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 12:27:05 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get a salary? For going on vacations?


18 posted on 08/14/2012 12:40:40 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Absolutely. As long as we get to elect who will serve in that position.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 12:42:53 PM PDT by Chainmail (Warfare is too serious to be left to the amateurs)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


20 posted on 08/14/2012 12:44:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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She made $300,000 a year as the wife of a State Senator.

They were careful to wash it through a hospital but that’s exactly what she was paid for.


21 posted on 08/14/2012 12:55:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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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.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 12:58:14 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 12:58:14 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does she need one? She’s able to spend millions every year without one.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 1:00:03 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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