How many times are we told that black people are oppressed?
Oppressed by white people, obviously. (We won't mention Muslims still enslaving black people, because mentioning it would be Islamophobic, innit?)
So, Bob was in the US room looking at Michelle Obama who has both buttons pressed and must really be suffering under the weight of all that oppression. Poor black lady.
He was taking a brief look at 'First Ladies', you know, the wives of Presidents of the USA. These are the bed and breakfast makers who take care of the family matters side of any relationship as a matter of 'Tradition' and America has a fine tradition of providing at least a little help to the lady of the White House.
All 'First Ladies' have some assistance.
Firstly, lets look at some past First Ladies.Total number of Personal Staff Members paid by Tax Payers.
Now the poor oppressed black first lady.Jackie Kennedy: -------OneLady Bird Johnson:------OnePat Nixon: ---------------OneBetty Ford:---------------OneRosaline Carter: ------ OneBarbara Bush: ---------OneHilary Clinton: -------- SevenLaura Bush: ----------- One
It this a tacit acceptance that she is totally incompetent and needs a bum-wiper? I bet she secretly wishes she could change places with Rachel Wozzname.Michele Obama: ----- Twenty-friggin'- two
How things have changed! said Bob
If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of MS Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by YOU, John Q. Public:
Michele Obama's personal staff: This is their pay, before benefits......One.. $192,200 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)Two.. $160,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)Three.. $133,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (White House Social Secretary for Mrs. Obama)Four.. $122,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Director ofCommunications for the First Lady)Five.. $120,000 - Winter, Melissa (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)Six.. $110,000 Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)Seven.. $104,000 - Lilyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)Eight.. $95,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)Nine.. $90,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Project for the First Lady)Ten.. $85,000 - Burnough, Erinn (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)Eleven.. $84,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)Twelve.. $82,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)Thirteen.. $80,000 Fitz, Alan O.(Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)Fourteen.. $77,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)Fifteen.. $72,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)Sixteen.. $70,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)Seventeen.. $65,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)Eighteen.. $63,000 - Tubman, Samantha a (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)Nineteen.. $60,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)Twenty.. $56,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)Twenty-One.. $55,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)Twenty-Two.. $55,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)Total $2,075,200 in annual salaries - all for someone we did not vote for and apparently have no control over and5 are Muslim and
13 are African-American
There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life.
One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense. (I'm wondering why there are no guidelines or restraints for this and other activities concerning our government officials and their kin.)Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One on all ALL Trips, Europe included.Note: As of 11/15.2015 the Obama Family has spent over1.3 Billion dollars on personal family family trips.
I noted also that Bob's list was way out of date and in fact several years old. Time, holidays, hairstyling etc have all continued apace.They were personal not political or Government related.
Some may well argue that several of the other First Ladies had large staffs. No-one in the bar had data.
But considering that no-one elected any first lady (apart from the President whose wife she was), it beggars belief that this woman takes the Taxpayer for such a ride.
I have no idea what 'home help' the wives of Oz Prime Ministers get. I don't think Julia Gillard's 'first gentleman' - they weren't married but lived in sin - had help or a big staff but he WAS a hairdresser. Perhaps she managed to save us all a bit by having him do her hair.
Enjoy your breakfast.