Saturday, November 19, 2016

He Played Golf. A Lot.

One could make a very long list of all those who will lose their jobs in January when The Donald takes over the White House. There are, after all, some 4000 odd jobs that are in the President's purview. Obama goes: they go. But let us simply look at those close to the Presidential home.

Obama played an awful lot of golf. It is not the greatest achievement a President could be remembered for by his grateful citizenry. He possibly played more than the professionals. He was always off to this place or that. I doubt The Donald will be doing much of that.  Obama had a house chokka with women to escape from, all serving his missus.  She was a bag-lady sort that took a lot of looking after.

The new President will have a very pretty wife wandering around in her attractive dresses and designer undies. How many staff does she have to advise on dresses?
Now far be it for me to be a fashion critic. 'I knows what oi likes' but I steer well clear from being too picky when it comes to commenting on ladies' wear. But one does have to wonder about the spectacular failure of Michelle Obama's large staff of helpers. Were they unable to muster a skerrick of fashion sense amongst them? Or did they try really hard with an impossible task of making Michelle look even passibly like a woman?

The taxpayer does have a right to know, being as he and she paid the bill.

Mike was in telling about the staff that those taxpeyers coughed up for to serve the unelected missus of the worst President since 1777.

All the President's Missus' Women.

Total Personal Staff members for US First ladies

Mamie Eisenhower:  One – paid for personally, out of President’s salary.
Total number of Personal Staff Members paid by Tax Payers
Jackie Kennedy:               One
Lady Bird Johnson:         One
Pat Nixon:                          One
Betty Ford:                         One
Rosaline Carter:               One
Barbara Bush:                  One
Hilary Clinton:                 Seven
Laura Bush:                      +/- Ten
Michele Obama:              Twenty-two
Michele Obama’s personal staff: Take a closer look
One..              $192,200 – Sher, Susan  (Chief Of Staff)
Two..              $160,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C.  (Director of Policy And Projects)
Three..            $133,000 – Rogers, Desiree G.  (White House Social Secretary)
Four..             $122,000 – Johnston, Camille Y.  (Director of Communications)
Five..              $120,000 – Winter, Melissa  (Deputy Chief Of Staff)
Six..               $110,000 – Medina , David S.  (Deputy Chief Of Staff)
Seven..           $104,000 – Lilyveld, Catherine M.  (Director and Press Secretary)
Eight..             $  95,000 – Starkey, Frances M.  (Director of Scheduling and Advance)
Nine..             $  90,000 – Sanders, Trooper  (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects)
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)
Thirteen..        $  80,000 – Fitz, Alan O.  (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director)
Fourteen..       $  77,500 – Lewis, Dana M.  (Special Assistant and Personal Aide)
Fifteen..          $  72,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M.  (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary)
Sixteen..         $  70,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E.  (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide)
Seventeen..       $  65,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A.  (Associate Director of Correspondence)
Eighteen..        $  63,000 – Tubman, Samantha A.  (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
Nineteen..       $  60,000 – Boswell, Joseph J.  (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff)
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)
That’s a Total…$2,075,200 in annual salaries – all for someone we did not vote for and apparently have no control over.
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.             
This does not include:
“Makeup artist”   Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and

“First Hairstylist”   Johnny Wright, 31,

both of whom travelled aboard Air Force One on ALL Trips, Europe included.
That is him, to the left. 

I might, here, refer you back to the top of the page, to see the result of Mr Johnny Wright's  professional care.

As of 11/15/2015 the Obama Family has spent over $1,300,000,000 (one billion, three hundred million dollars) on personal family trips. 

They were personal, not political or Government related.

How things have changed! If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at WalMart 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.
Curbing the budget blow-outs will be a doddle. Start at the top. As The Donald has done already by declaring that he will not be taking the $400,000 salary that goes with the job, despite it being far lower that the CEO of PepsiCo.

The staffing of the Obama's was scandalous. And America let him - and her - get away with it.

Now even the bag-lady's mum is in on the act.
It appears that Obama has approved a pension of $160,000 a year, for every year hereafter, for his wife's mum for..... ? (Insert whatever fatuous reason here)

The taxpayer will pay.

Unless The Donald puts a complete stop to all this sheer nonsense.

Do those 'staff' of Michelle's have a pension plan? Or will the taxpayer pick that up too? 



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