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Michelle Obama slaps ‘corporate’ work, ‘fat paychecks’
The Washington Examiner ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 06/18/2012 9:51:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

First lady Michelle Obama took her inspirational family story on the road over the weekend, telling the graduating class of Oregon State University that having a corner corporate office and a big paycheck isn’t the prize it looks like when entering the job market.

“Success isn’t about how your life looks to others, it’s about how it feels to you,” Obama said Sunday, retelling how she and her brother, Oregon men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, grew up in a small Chicago home pushed by parents who said “be true to ourselves.”

For both, she said, that meant throwing away their corporate suits and trying something different after realizing what they thought was the American dream.

“After graduating from college, we did everything we thought we should do to be successful -- Craig went to business school, I went to law school, we got prestigious jobs at an investment bank and me at a law firm. We soon had all the traditional markers of success: the fat paycheck, the fancy office, the impressive lines on our resumés. But the truth is, neither of us was all that fulfilled,” said Obama. “I was living the dream, but it wasn’t my dream. And Craig felt the same way, unbeknownst to me.”

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1 posted on 06/18/2012 9:51:26 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
her inspirational family story

*perspirational

2 posted on 06/18/2012 9:53:51 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Soon, the taxpayers are going to slap her fat paycheck and perks.


3 posted on 06/18/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damned communists.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 9:55:34 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s real cheeky, coming from someone who doesn’t know what work is.


5 posted on 06/18/2012 9:56:04 AM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hmmmm, what was that wench’s salary when she got that useless job at the hospital as (coincidently, I’m sure) her Obamadork hubby was busy taking kickbacks from local Chicago libs?

Shove it, Moochelle.

You’re even dumber than your hubby.

And man, that’s duuuuuuuuumb!


6 posted on 06/18/2012 9:56:12 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And her law license was taken away from her for breaking the law. Success in business is not about how people feel about you or how you feel about yourself. It’s about how productive you are. They still don’t get it and never will.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 9:56:16 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess that’s why she “gave” up her law license.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 9:56:30 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: pallis
Soon, the taxpayers are going to slap her fat paycheck and perks.

Is "fat paycheck" the new PC euphemism for "derriere?"

9 posted on 06/18/2012 9:57:37 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We soon had all the traditional markers of success: the fat paycheck, the fancy office, the impressive lines on our resumés. But the truth is, neither of us was all that fulfilled,” said Obama

"I wanted POWER!! And I couldn't get that POWER myself, I would marry POWER! I would have sycophants everywhere. POWER and PRESTIGE -- THAT would fulfill my life! KNEEL BEFORE ME, PEONS!!!!"

10 posted on 06/18/2012 9:58:10 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can you imagine working as a young HLS grad at a big law firm and not being able to think or write any better than as shown in Michelle’s senior thesis at Princeton?

Not only would every sentence of her work have to have been redone by someone else, but it also must have been excruciatingly painful for her to hand it in as a professional contribution.

Assuming she had any self-awareness, that is.


11 posted on 06/18/2012 9:58:19 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Da Coyote

what was that wench’s salary when she got that useless job at the hospital as (coincidently, I’m sure) her Obamadork hubby was busy taking kickbacks from local Chicago libs?

She’s A Democrat. A BLACK DEMOCRAT.
Those were reparations, doncha know.

Are you a RASSISS????


13 posted on 06/18/2012 9:59:19 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s speakers like Mooch that make me glad I skipped my college graduation ceremony. I spent the night before up late, saw a movie, drank some beer and went to bed about 4am. I intentionally slept through the ceremony - because I knew that sleeping in was a far better way to spend my time.

My folks wanted to attend, so I gave them instructions and told them to have a good time. I figured that since I was the one who financed my college degree, this decision was 100% mine to make. After 24 years, I’ve never had a second’s worth of regret.


14 posted on 06/18/2012 9:59:23 AM PDT by Hodar (A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.- Burroughs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She could have shared her family history and how her ancestors let the slaves go that they owned...not!


15 posted on 06/18/2012 9:59:37 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Izzy Dunne

It’s hard to read this without a barf bag or two.....


16 posted on 06/18/2012 10:00:11 AM PDT by basil
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did she pull out the box of her fat corporate pay checks?


17 posted on 06/18/2012 10:00:29 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pardon me while I power-wretch.


18 posted on 06/18/2012 10:01:10 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It looks like she left out the part where her getting the “fat paycheck” just happened to coincide with her husband being elected a US Senator ...


20 posted on 06/18/2012 10:03:19 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Hodar

Well I didn’t get drunk but was working the day they had ceremonies. I never had any intentions of going anyway, had already told them to send it in the mail.


21 posted on 06/18/2012 10:04:02 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Moochelle is the new Freddy the Freeloader.


22 posted on 06/18/2012 10:04:21 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She ought to know what a ‘fat paycheck’ is. She ‘worked’ at a cushy job in hospital administration as the wife of a ‘community organizer’..

Between the two of them holding ‘appointed’ jobs in consequence of their connection to the Democratic political machine, ‘fat paychecks’ were the norm!


23 posted on 06/18/2012 10:05:09 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Revolting cat!
“Success isn’t about how your life looks to others, it’s about how it feels to you,” Obama said Sunday, retelling how she and her brother, Oregon men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, grew up in a small Chicago home pushed by parents who said “be true to ourselves.”

It's good to be the Queen.

Now hush yo' mouff about all their globe trotting and Wagoo beef meals, lowly serf.

24 posted on 06/18/2012 10:05:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about all the debt they accumulated until Ayres book about bo en”riched” them. I remember her whining about not being able to keep up with only about a 200 thousand dollar joint income. The nerve of some people is never ending.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 10:06:53 AM PDT by DCmarcher-976453
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I despise her and her commie husband. Normal people volunteer or give e to charity if they feel guilty. These people want to impoverish all of us. They re vile and demented.


27 posted on 06/18/2012 10:09:18 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I eagerly await the next news about the struggles of Elizabeth Sacheen Littlefeather Warren.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sure, average salary and benefits of private sector workers: $60,000.

Average salary and benefits of Government workers; $ 125,000.

Damn them fat private pay checks and benefits.

Does anybody know a Unionized Public school teacher that makes LESS than $65,000. and has benefits out the wazoo including full pensions at 55 years of age for life?

I hate this lying POS and her switch hitting husband!

28 posted on 06/18/2012 10:09:46 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: TSgt

That’s certainly a fat payoff.


29 posted on 06/18/2012 10:10:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
MOOchelle is udderly uninspiring.
30 posted on 06/18/2012 10:11:10 AM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: DCmarcher-976453

As I recall, her brother was fired by Oregon for stinking the house out and then rehired after Obama sent Stimulus Money to the school.


31 posted on 06/18/2012 10:11:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Keep it up Moochie

I saw on Fox Business Wall Street 35 Million to Roomey

4.7 Million to Obama is donations

32 posted on 06/18/2012 10:11:39 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"...that meant throwing away their corporate suits and trying something different..."

Like expensive designer clothes and boob belts or travel the world on the taxpayer dime....shame on Michelle Obama! Ms. Obama gets the anti-Capitalism message out loud and clear.

What is really clear is that Michelle is an elitist telling American youth not to try so hard for a rich life like hers, just settle for "Feeling good" will be fine - that is all the success you need, the government will take care of you. A conservative would tell you to go to work and work hard.....you know the rest.

33 posted on 06/18/2012 10:12:24 AM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A big corporate payout was sure what she had in mind when she got a $100,000 a year gig at a Chicago Hospital as the wife of an Illinois State Senator - upgraded to $300,000 when he became a U.S. Senator - and the ‘position’ left entirely unfilled when she moved on to become the FLOTUS.

And their payment to her was well worth their money - because whatever she was or was not doing for $300,000 a year (nothing too important as nobody now is currently doing what she supposedly did); they got a HUGE return on investment when 0bama was doling out the money from his “stimulus”.

34 posted on 06/18/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: freedumb2003
It takes association with radical and rich men to become a powerful puppet.


35 posted on 06/18/2012 10:15:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: RC2
Boom! And there you have reality in a nutshell. I tell my kids this all the time. "It's not about how special or pretty or deserving you are. It is about how much value you offer to the market.

"If you want to live well, offer more value. Work for what you want and you get to own what you desire." Or as I tell senior management at work... NMFWRE. Not Magically Fixable - Will Require Effort
37 posted on 06/18/2012 10:16:17 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: a fool in paradise

——It’s good to be the Queen.-——

Some call it “giving back to the community.”

Good and hard, I’d say.


38 posted on 06/18/2012 10:20:14 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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It's like being a pimped out reverend except the public pays your salary.


40 posted on 06/18/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: Guess My Weight


42 posted on 06/18/2012 10:24:35 AM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When is the last time first wookie met and actually knew an ordinary American that draws a coporate paycheck?

??? I mean actually KNOW one, just one, in current days. Not some from her fantasy world.


43 posted on 06/18/2012 10:25:26 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Didn’t Michelle make over $300,000 working at a hospital in Chicago?


44 posted on 06/18/2012 10:28:24 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That fat beast got $300,000 a year for nothing other than influence her feminine little Senator husband to route millions of tax payer money to a Chicago hospital in a Ponzi scheme.


45 posted on 06/18/2012 10:29:22 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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She thinks we al;l forgot about her and her job of sending the poor and uninsured to another hospital.

I wonder how she salved her conscience about that.

Oh!! I forgot. she has no conscience.


46 posted on 06/18/2012 10:38:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Doesn’t she realize that everyone can’t live the way she and Barack do, as parasitic grifters, sucking the lifeblood of working class taxpayers?


47 posted on 06/18/2012 10:40:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Free ThinkerNY
First lady Michelle Obama took her inspirational family story

I wonder if part of her "inspirational story" was the $380,000/year "directory of diversity." job created for her by the University of Chicago after her arrogant ignorant ass of a husband was elected to Kongress. BTW after she collected the salary for a while she quit the job and the University of Chicago got rid of the position thus making it even more obvious that it was a political payoff to the 0's. (like there was ever any doubt in anyone's mind)

48 posted on 06/18/2012 10:42:35 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Robert Teesdale

Exactly correct. Every job has a value to a company, regardless of what an employee feels he/she is worth. It’s important to people to understand what that value is. If they don’t like what the company determines that value is, go some place else.


49 posted on 06/18/2012 10:45:22 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Doesn't The Moose realize that everyone can't live the way she and Barack do?

They live as parasitic grifters, sucking the lifeblood of working class taxpayers.

But some of us have to work, create and produce or there wouldn't be any hosts for parasites like them to bleed.


50 posted on 06/18/2012 10:46:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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