If some reports are true, it would appear, all though not surprising, that our first lady is living the DIVA life style largely at our expense.
The report that the first couple traveled to Martha's Vineyard 4 hours apart on different government jets only further exacerbates the claims of their excesses.
There have been many reports but yesterday quite surprisingly the Daily Mail Online had a story with the headline that read:
"Expensive massages, top shelf vodka and five star hotels: First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations"
by Tamara Abraham
"White House sources today claimed the First Lady has spent $10 million of US taxpayers' money on vacation alone in the past year."
The story goes on to brand her "disgusting" and a "vacation junkie" indulging in five star hotels replete with expensive massages and expensive bar bills.
Moochelle has taken 42 days of vacation in the past year, or one out of every nine days, including her much publicized $375,000 break in Spain, and a four day ski trip to Vail spending 2k a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel, Panama CIty, Fla., Martha's VIneyard, Hawaii, South Africa, Latin America, and Corvallis, Ore.
The website whitehousedossier.com writes "while the president and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from their own pocket that amount paid by the couple is dwarfed by the overall cost to the public."
She has been accused of "wild shopping sprees and out of control spending" much to the distress of the president.
You definitely know who WEARS THE PANTS in that relationship.
It is amazing that someone who is not elected or has any job should need a personnel staff of 24 - 26 depending on if you count the personal trainer or the cook at a cost of $1.75 million per year to $2.2 million per year depending on the source.
Laura Bush had a staff of 12 for significantly less salaries and she has still a huge charity that promotes women's rights around the world.
By contrast Eleanor Roosevelt personally paid for her own secretary.
Moochelle just complains about everyone else's diets and then eats what she wants.
They are both incredible HYPOCRITES typical progressives.
She has certainly abandoned her well publicized "working class background".
For her that wide load sign is not far off.
From the official White House list at www.whitehouse.govblog/Annual-Report-to-Congress-on-White-House-Staff-2009/
$172,000 - Sher, Susan : Chief of Staff
$140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. : Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for
the First Lady
$113,000 - Rodgers, Desiree G. : Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary
$102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. : Special Assiatant to the President and Director of Communications for
the First Lady
$102,000 - Winter, Melissa E. : Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to the First
$90,000 - Medina, David S. : Deputy Chief of Staff to the First Lady
$84,000 - Lelyveld, Catrherine M. : Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady
$75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. : Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady
$70,000 - Sanders, Trooper : Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady
$65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. : Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary
$65,000 - Rienstein, Joesph B. : Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary
$62,000 - Goodman, Jenifer R. : Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator
$60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. : Deputy of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady
$60,000 - Lewis, Dana M. : Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady
$52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. : Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to the First Lady
$50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. : Special Assiatant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide to the First Lady
$45,000 - Lehtenberg, Tyler A. : Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady
$45,000 - Tubman, Samantha : Deputy Associate Director, Social Office
$40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. : Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the First Lady
$36,000 - Armbruster, Sally, M. : Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary
$36,000 - Bookey, Natalie : Staff Assistant
$36,000 - Jackson, Della A. : Deputy Assistant Director of Correspondence for the First Lady
???????? - Grimes-Miles, Ingrid : Make-up Artist
???????? - Wright, Johnny : First Hairstylist
In 1993 she voluntarily surrendered her law license which means she was accused of something and instead of facing the charge surrendered her license a minute before the State would have suspended her.
Funny that as legal council at the University of Chicago Hospital you would think you would need a license?
Besides the license affair her job there cursorily gave her a HUGE raise after her husband became a State Senator.
There is some dispute over facts and figures but as usual something stinks because he delivered pork money for new pavilion at the hospital.
She also worked in the corrupt Daley administration in the mayors office so she was involved in Chicago politics.
I could go on but for a sanitized version see wikipedia for more details.
Let me close with a fact about our beloved president.
He too surrendered his law license in 2008 to escape claims that he LIED on his bar application.
How is it possible that guy can become president?
We know that if this had been a republican for example Bush the media machine would not have rested until they drummed him out of politics yet Obama gets a free pass on this and other aggress
activities in his past and his radical friends.
I have read that if he had applied for a security clearance as part of a normal job he would have been declined.
We need to VOTE THIS FAKE out of OFFICE