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EDITORIAL: Obama: Pay my wife, please
The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | Editorial

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. Obama’s plight to make a point about equal pay for equal work. “I want to make sure that when she’s working, she is getting paid the same as men,” he said. “I’ve got to say, first ladies right now don’t, even though that’s 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. That’s 10 times the median weekly earnings for full-time working women.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: barack; bho; flotusmichelle; michelle; michelleobama; minimumwage; obama
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Words fail me.

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.

1 posted on 08/09/2012 7:16:10 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

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.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 7:18:13 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


3 posted on 08/09/2012 7:19:16 PM PDT by preamble
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To: jazusamo

obozo should pay moochelle out of his own stash ....


4 posted on 08/09/2012 7:21:21 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Ken522

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.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 7:24:03 PM PDT by preamble
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To: Ken522
I believe this is the first president that's even thought about a wage for the First Lady and you're right. If he feels that strongly he should pay her himself, especially since many First Ladies deserved at least a stipend for their truly good work unlike Michelle.
6 posted on 08/09/2012 7:28:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: preamble

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.

Why?

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!!!


7 posted on 08/09/2012 7:30:08 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: jazusamo; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Obama: Pay my wife, please

If we pay her by the pound... the National Debt will triple!

8 posted on 08/09/2012 7:34:55 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: jazusamo

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.


9 posted on 08/09/2012 7:36:41 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: jazusamo

She already gets paid very well by our tax dollars. They are called free vacations!


10 posted on 08/09/2012 7:40:26 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (The hotter the TEA, the stronger......and I'm boiling!)
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To: jazusamo

everything about them is ugly. nasty people


11 posted on 08/09/2012 7:44:20 PM PDT by turdhopper
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To: jazusamo

if we don’t ... will she quit?

no one is forcing you to do anything.

besides, $10m vacations MORE then cover it

freakin parasite


12 posted on 08/09/2012 7:45:07 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: jazusamo

I’d chip in a few bucks if it meant she stayed off camera.


13 posted on 08/09/2012 7:46:32 PM PDT by SoDak (Obama..change you can step in.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


14 posted on 08/09/2012 7:47:25 PM PDT by kempster
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To: jazusamo

WTH, all those vacations on the public dime isn’t enough you free loading SOB?


15 posted on 08/09/2012 7:47:41 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: jazusamo
The Obamas and the minions they employ around them, like Stephanie Cutter, are a colony of DUNG BEETLES. They collect all the piles, roll it back into the People's House, and disgrace our nation.

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.

16 posted on 08/09/2012 7:47:40 PM PDT by CT
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To: jazusamo
“I’ve got to say, first ladies right now don’t, even though that’s a tough job.” Poor Michelle, we feel her pain.

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.

17 posted on 08/09/2012 8:01:37 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: jazusamo
The word is out than Michelle Obama had multiple abortions starting from her puberty and ending shortly before she met Barack.

I don't know if that is true, but that is what I was told.

18 posted on 08/09/2012 8:03:08 PM PDT by Octar
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To: jazusamo

“Obama White House Pays Women Less Than Men”

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehicks/2012/04/11/awkward_obama_white_house_pays_women_less_than_men

But he wants taxpayers to pay the First Cow a salary.


19 posted on 08/09/2012 8:07:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: CT
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.

It sure does. She wasn't worth spit then and nothings changed.

21 posted on 08/09/2012 8:14:41 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

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.


22 posted on 08/09/2012 8:15:38 PM PDT by grcuster
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To: grcuster

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.


23 posted on 08/09/2012 8:19:21 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: jazusamo

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.

24 posted on 08/09/2012 8:20:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ridesthemiles
Neither of them can legally practice law.

I hadn't heard that...do you have a source?

25 posted on 08/09/2012 8:24:07 PM PDT by Señor Zorro ("The ability to speak does not make you intelligent"--Qui-Gon Jinn)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moose-smell is getting her reparations.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 8:25:04 PM PDT by Ax
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To: jazusamo

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.
Ugh.......

just like every other failed dem pres....


27 posted on 08/09/2012 8:30:09 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: preamble

Are those really true? I had not heard of some of them.

(Not asking contentiously...really want to know!)


28 posted on 08/09/2012 8:33:32 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: jazusamo

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.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 8:37:27 PM PDT by matchgirl (OMG! Obama Must Go !!!!)
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To: All

So, just for background info, how much are men paid to scowl at white people and travel a lot on shopping trips?


30 posted on 08/09/2012 8:39:40 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: mowowie
I've little doubt you're right about Obama not going away.

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$$.

31 posted on 08/09/2012 8:41:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
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He wants us to pay his wench too?

32 posted on 08/09/2012 8:43:37 PM PDT by 1035rep (Obama: "I killed Bin Laden" ...you didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: matchgirl

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.


33 posted on 08/09/2012 8:46:41 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

She wants to pull down $325k like she got for nothing at that Chicago crony capitalism hospital job.


34 posted on 08/09/2012 9:10:56 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: jazusamo

She wants to pull down $325k like she got for nothing at that Chicago crony capitalism hospital job.


35 posted on 08/09/2012 9:11:10 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Ken522

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!


36 posted on 08/09/2012 9:22:33 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Señor Zorro

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.


37 posted on 08/09/2012 9:31:48 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: TEXOKIE

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.


38 posted on 08/09/2012 9:34:46 PM PDT by preamble
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To: jazusamo
You've got to be joking me Obumba,,, opps,,, sorry bout the spelling,,, but you are a damn COMMIE BUMB. Take the next module to Uranus. If Muchie is so proud of OUR country for the first time then she could volunteer her precious time and become MUTE, Get the heck out of our beloved USA.
39 posted on 08/09/2012 9:41:39 PM PDT by progunner (no compromise)
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To: turdhopper

“..everything about them is ugly. nasty people..”

You forgot to add low class and trashy


40 posted on 08/09/2012 9:48:47 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: jazusamo

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.


41 posted on 08/09/2012 9:55:55 PM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: jazusamo

What a douche. I’ll give her a quarter to never speak again.

And he goes after Romney for being a rich guy.


42 posted on 08/09/2012 10:04:02 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: preamble

She had an abortion?


43 posted on 08/09/2012 10:07:41 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


44 posted on 08/09/2012 11:47:54 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: jazusamo

I mean, what’s a real husband for?


45 posted on 08/09/2012 11:51:00 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: jazusamo

OK....Pay her what’s she’s WORTH..........NOTHING!


46 posted on 08/10/2012 12:49:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: preamble

How do you know she had an abortion?


47 posted on 08/10/2012 12:50:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

: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”.


48 posted on 08/10/2012 3:26:53 AM PDT by Progov
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To: kempster
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.

That is an excellent idea.

49 posted on 08/10/2012 3:36:39 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama Campaign Misdirection,dont look at the Elephant in the room the Economy, Dont look at the Fat ass,Look at those Toned Arms


50 posted on 08/10/2012 3:47:09 AM PDT by ballplayer
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