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.