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Michelle Obama Should Not Be Paid As First Lady, Says Laura Bush
The Inquisitr News ^ | April 18, 2014

Posted on 04/19/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle Obama should not receive a salary as First Lady according to Laura Bush, who could definitely be said to be an expert on the subject. But these comments happen to stray into the political mine field of income inequality and the gender pay gap.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, Michelle Obama’s school lunch portions have been criticized heavily by students who are actually forced to eat her school cafeteria plans.

In recent times, Barack and Michelle Obama have spoken about their plans for ending income inequality in America. The White House also came under fire when it was discovered that income inequality is worse under President Obama than it was under President George W Bush. Regardless, while speaking in public President Obama once commented on the pay of the First Lady… or, rather, the lack thereof:

“I want to make sure that when she’s working she’s getting paid the same as men. I gotta say that First Ladies right now don’t [get paid], even though that’s a tough job!”

Speaking on the subject of income inequality between men and women, former First Lady Laura Bush has plenty to say on the subject. Although she admits the “American public sees the first lady in very glamorous circumstance” she also says the title of First Lady should not come with an automatic salary just because her husband happened to become President.

But Laura also says the same rules should apply for the first woman President of the United States. Bush says the First Gentleman would need to learn to “stand back and be quiet.” She also raised the prospect of whether a First Gentleman would give up his day job if his wife were to become President. She says, “That’s what we’ll have to come to terms with. … Certainly a first gentleman might continue to work at whatever he did.” This also raises the question of whether a First Gentleman should receive a salary.

At one point, Democrats raised the prospect of a future Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama presidential campaign ticket in 2016. Even today it’s claimed Clinton has the best chance for any woman to win, so if that Democratic dream, and Republican nightmare, were to ever happen then you’d have the interesting situations of having Bill Clinton as First Gentleman.

Do you think Michelle Obama should be paid for her position as First Lady?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: flotus; laurabush; michelleobama; obama
Even if they paid her her Chicago salary if they garnished her wages to pay for her vacations she'd owe us billions.
1 posted on 04/19/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re right.
He pay is zero and her benefits are in the hundreds of millions AND TAX FREE!


2 posted on 04/19/2014 5:24:35 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should not be drawing a salary. Unfortunately, the Obama’s are intending to milk the system for everything possible as long as they can, so she draws a salary.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 5:27:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a lot to be said for just getting expenses.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 5:30:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She should be paid like a cheap, lousy whore.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 5:31:25 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Paladin2

If you figure each of her “staff” costs us probably 150 grand salary & benefits, that’s 3.6 million a year!


6 posted on 04/19/2014 5:34:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Third Person
She should be paid like a cheap, lousy whore.

Now that's just insulting........................to cheap, lousy whores! Because even they are productive.

7 posted on 04/19/2014 5:35:01 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big Moochie should have to pay us for all the damage she has done to the school lunch program and the tens of millions of dollars she has sucked up on her endless vacations.


8 posted on 04/19/2014 5:39:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At one point, Democrats raised the prospect of a future Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama presidential campaign ticket in 2016.


9 posted on 04/19/2014 5:44:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hitlery Clinton (husband of the former commander-in-BRIEFS) and Michelle (you smell) Obama as president and vice-president?
What a SICKENING thought.

I hope the Democrats are proud of themselves.

10 posted on 04/19/2014 5:45:24 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But these comments happen to stray into the political mine field of income inequality and the gender pay gap.

No they don't. The comments don't have anything to do with income inequality and the gender pay gap. What an ignorant, cheap political swipe. And what a lazy editor, too!

11 posted on 04/19/2014 5:46:54 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We really have gone around the bend. For the 2,487,234th time with these two.


12 posted on 04/19/2014 5:47:21 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

First Gentleman? That’s no gentleman, that’s Bill Clinton!


13 posted on 04/19/2014 5:49:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Iron Munro

LMMFAO!


14 posted on 04/19/2014 5:53:56 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I still claim that MooseShell needs to pay for and obtain a BLM Grazing License for her caloric intake at the White House.


15 posted on 04/19/2014 5:57:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was not elected to do a damn thing.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 5:58:48 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 04/19/2014 6:04:49 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Jonty30
She should not be drawing a salary. Unfortunately, the Obama’s are intending to milk the system for everything possible as long as they can, so she draws a salary.

Maybe they feel like they are sticking to white tax payers, so they rub it in our faces.

18 posted on 04/19/2014 6:06:02 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Regardless, while speaking in public President Obama once commented on the pay of the First Lady… or, rather, the lack thereof:

“I want to make sure that when she’s working she’s getting paid the same as men. I gotta say that First Ladies right now don’t [get paid], even though that’s a tough job!”"

Odds on finding out, post-Obama Administration, Michelle My Belle walked away from the White House with a much larger bank account than she had when she walked in? This is just a preemptive strike to justify the future discovery of the pilfering.

19 posted on 04/19/2014 6:13:20 PM PDT by Hatteras
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What would the taxpayer be paying Moochelle for, again?

Screwing up school cafeteria menus and sickening thousands of children?

Seems like we wouldn't have any business paying somebody for that.
20 posted on 04/19/2014 7:18:04 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not pay her? She got $320 K a year from the University Of Chicago hospital where she showed up once a week to pick up her mail and make a couple of phone calls from her “office”. She did nothing then, and still does nothing, now.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 7:21:03 PM PDT by Lockbar (What would Vlad The Impaler do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is exactly why every city with a black (or half-black) mayor is a cesspool of corruption and fiscal catastrophe... When blacks (and half-blacks) get into a position of fiduciary responsibility, they look upon all that money as their personal property.


22 posted on 04/19/2014 8:24:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The First Lady”, anyone in the past, the present crossdresser, or who might become that title, is an inconsequential person who happens to be married to “The President”. “The First Lady” is not recognized in The U.S. Constitution. Mary Todd Lincoln was summarily “dumped on the sidewalk”, after Abraham Lincoln’s death, and within a few days of the assassination.

It is the media that created such a hype of “The First Lady”, in it’s attempts to make the Presidency into a monarchy.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 9:05:15 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say pay the first lady, but then require that she must hire any staff using that salary.


24 posted on 04/19/2014 9:05:48 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: garjog

Sounds like Sasha and Mallia will be doing all the correspondence and Mama Robinson will plan the parties and vacations. Quick, someone find me a cursive tutor.


25 posted on 04/19/2014 9:25:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pay her????? She should be in prison for her wanton grifter theft.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 9:33:45 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, Wagu steaks, lobster, the best booze, constant White House parties for several hundred of her very best friends, rappers, singers, and movie stars, trips to all over the world to stay in entire floors of five star hotels - all on the taxpayers dime.

Her payment in kind is in the hundreds of millions per year.

They don’t call her the mooch for nothing


27 posted on 04/19/2014 9:44:02 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mr. Bill Clinton, sir, is no Gentleman. Neither is Mr. Lenin Obama.


28 posted on 04/19/2014 10:03:11 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

As First Gentleman, Bill will take up his old job as salesman of the Lincoln bedroom.


29 posted on 04/20/2014 3:22:39 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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“Michelle Obama Should Not Be Paid As First Lady, Says Laura Bush”......

Oh my, THAT’S RACIST!


30 posted on 04/20/2014 4:09:12 AM PDT by DaveA37
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