Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Obama: Pay my wife, please
Posted on 08/09/2012 7:16:04 PM PDT by jazusamo
President wants taxpayers to pick up larger family tab
President Obama thinks his wife should be paid for the privilege of serving as first lady. Speaking at a campaign event in Denver on Wednesday, Mr. Obama invoked Mrs. Obamas plight to make a point about equal pay for equal work. I want to make sure that when shes working, she is getting paid the same as men, he said. Ive got to say, first ladies right now dont, even though thats a tough job. Poor Michelle, we feel her pain.
If Mr. Obama was joking, it was in poor taste, especially with so many women struggling in hard economic times. First ladies have never been given a paycheck, but they certainly benefit from their privileged circumstances. Michelle basks in the reflected fame of her powerful husband; she lives rent-free in the most exclusive address in the world; she has chefs, maids, drivers and other servants at her beck and call 24 hours a day. It might be a tough job, but she is assisted by a personal staff of more than 20 people, who are paid a collective salary of over $1.5 million. Those perks are forms of compensation.
Mrs. Obama lives the good life and she lets everyone know it. While not known for being a fashion leader in the style of Jackie Kennedy, she has come under fire for flaunting her expensive tastes in times of economic trouble. Her latest offense was showing up in London at a pre-Olympics party wearing a jacket costing $6,800. Thats 10 times the median weekly earnings for full-time working women.
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If Michelle pulled down a salary plus everything else pointed out in the editorial she'd be hard pressed to make a part time minimum wage.
If he is able to get her on the payroll Plugs will count it as a job created or saved. A good paying one at that.
This man (and his wife) have NO shame.
Michelle Obama had an abortion.
Michelle Obama didn’t want to be punished with a baby.
Michelle Obama had her law license pulled.
Michelle Obama patient dumped.
Michelle Obama stole public funds.
obozo should pay moochelle out of his own stash ....
Would that count as 1 job created under Obama’s Administration?
WE are down about 5 million jobs.
It’s gonna take more than getting Michelle back on the government
teat to make the labor statistics look good.
Michelle Obama had her law license pulled.”””
I, for one, would like to see this item be a LOUD topis of a PAC commercial.
Barry’s license was also pulled.
Neither of them can legally practice law.
What did they do?
Are those records frozen, also?
How come the most ‘transparent’ administration in the world doesn’t disclose these details.???
Come on, Koch Brothers, get on this please.
Trump?? Go for it!!!
If we pay her by the pound... the National Debt will triple!
If Michelle has been successful at being the FLOTUS, then she didn’t do that. Somebody else made that happen. Give her minimum wage.
That goes for for POTUS as well.
She already gets paid very well by our tax dollars. They are called free vacations!
everything about them is ugly. nasty people
if we don’t ... will she quit?
no one is forcing you to do anything.
besides, $10m vacations MORE then cover it
I’d chip in a few bucks if it meant she stayed off camera.
I think since they make over 250000 a year she should be taxed on the value of all the fringe benefits she receives like all the flights, trips, hotel stays. fancy clothes and everything else we pay for.
WTH, all those vacations on the public dime isn’t enough you free loading SOB?
As to Michelle Obama, she is a tramp. A gimme, gimme. Collected $300k a year to drop people out of a hospital. Then her job went unfilled after she left. Tells you a lot, doesn't it.
Yeah, all that jetting around on Air Force One on our dime, more vacations than most of us take in a couple of decades, gourmet meals (apparently a lot of them), shopping sprees, state dinners... Yeah, I could see how that would be sooo hard to take.
I don't know if that is true, but that is what I was told.
“Obama White House Pays Women Less Than Men”
But he wants taxpayers to pay the First Cow a salary.
It sure does. She wasn't worth spit then and nothings changed.
Well Obozo did relax the welfare requirement that you don’t need to work to steal, I mean take, oops borrow money from the chinese to expand the welfare rolls which put the real working Americans picking up the tab.
Moochel had a no show 300k job, paid for by federal grants at UofC when Bozo was a senator..so she was paid in advance. Bozo just wishes she could be getting the same thing now.
In the black church, the pastor's wife is often called the first lady or prophetess and is many times paid for her work. Maybe that's where the Obamas got the idea.
I hadn't heard that...do you have a source?
Moose-smell is getting her reparations.
I CANNOT STAND these two.
the sad part is even if the clown is voted out we will NEVER be rid of them.
Just like stepping in a pile of chewing gum we will never truly see the last of these so-called “Great” democratic D-Bags.
Bo and MOO will be on the tube, in our mags, on the newstands and in my face for the rest of my life.
just like every other failed dem pres....
Are those really true? I had not heard of some of them.
(Not asking contentiously...really want to know!)
IIRC about two weeks after Obozo’s inauguration, both of them showed up at an elementary school because they were bored in the White House. One little black girl told Moochelle that she would like to be First Lady one day. Instead of offering encouragement, Lady M replied, “It doesn’t pay much.” So, it’s always been about the money.
I have the feeling that the girls are not being taught to appreciate what a privilege and honor it is to live in the White House.
So, just for background info, how much are men paid to scowl at white people and travel a lot on shopping trips?
Carter was a terrible president and I was overjoyed when he wasn't reelected but low and behold, he didn't go away.
Carter still hasn't gone away and if anything Obama will hold on longer and be a bigger pain in the a$$.
I believe your dead on the money. It’s sad that the Obama girls will more than likely be much like their parents, but then sometimes kids will fool you, hopefully that’s the case.
She wants to pull down $325k like she got for nothing at that Chicago crony capitalism hospital job.
She wants to pull down $325k like she got for nothing at that Chicago crony capitalism hospital job.
Well, certainly WE should not have to pay her.
The lady is not employed by us.
Nor did we vote for her, nor did we hire her.
Nor is there any public payroll job for being a Presidential spouse (and Presidents, while usually married, are not required to be).
All any public paycheck for this nice lady (without a job) would be is yet another BHO welfare give-away to someone who is not working (even though she ostensibly has some employable job skills).
Come to think on it, the proposal to pay her for a non-existent job is True To Form for this administration.
And... is itself a very good reason we can all Hope now for some real Change in November.
But if we are gonna be taxed to pay the lady, then I submit that the dog Bo (which he didn’t want, for obvious reasons) should be paid, too, as the dog is far more useful to the taxpayers .. or at least is in a Hazardous Duty position, given BHO’s culinary tastes.
Let’s pay the dog instead!
According to FactCheck.ORG: President Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991 and was admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Illinois on Dec. 17, 1991. Prior to being elected to the Illinois state Senate in 1996, he worked as a civil rights lawyer at the firm formerly known as Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Four days after Obama announced that he would run for president in February 2007, he voluntarily elected to have his law license placed on inactive status, according to Grogan. Then, after becoming president, he elected to change his status to retired in February 2009. Michelle Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988, and was admitted as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Illinois on May 12, 1989. Following graduation, she joined Sidley Austin, a corporate law firm in Chicago. But a few years later, in 1994, while working for the Public Allies project in Chicago, Obama voluntarily had her license placed on inactive status.
well the abortion one may not be true— but you would be surprised.
the others are true.
Obama and Michelle LOVE abortion. They love it so much they had one.
“..everything about them is ugly. nasty people..”
You forgot to add low class and trashy
The job of first lady is purely voluntary. It is no different than agreeing to serve on the board of the local United Way or Red Cross chapter at no pay. No one is forced to accept the role when offered.
If Michelle doesn’t want to play the role of first lady, for no financial compensation, she can quit at any time. She can live in the White House as spouse of the President, she can move back to Chicago and sit at home in her mansion, she can try to go out and find a paying job or volunteer to work unpaid for a nonprofit. Her time is hers to do with as she chooses.
She is a free agent, not a victim. If she stops being first lady today, very few will care. The elimination of her staff and travel budget will benefit the taxpayer.
What a douche. I’ll give her a quarter to never speak again.
And he goes after Romney for being a rich guy.
She had an abortion?
In law, one would say the First Lady Ho has NO CONTRACT WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
American voters did NOT elect her to office! Her husband was elected.
If she wants a career, she could have continued to work in her crony job at $300K/year.
I mean, what’s a real husband for?
OK....Pay her what’s she’s WORTH..........NOTHING!
How do you know she had an abortion?
:Those perks are forms of compensation.”...........
Is she being taxed for those perks? If that were you or I, wwe sure as hell would be visited by the IRS if we failed to list them as “compensation”.
That is an excellent idea.
Obama Campaign Misdirection,dont look at the Elephant in the room the Economy, Dont look at the Fat ass,Look at those Toned Arms
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