Thursday, January 21, 2016

Oppressed First Women

How many times are we told that women are oppressed? Oppressed by men, obviously. Well, it ain't possums that are oppressing them, is it. 

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. 
Total number of Personal Staff Members paid by Tax Payers.
Firstly, lets look at some past First Ladies. 
Jackie Kennedy: -------One
Lady Bird Johnson:------One
Pat Nixon: ---------------One
Betty Ford:---------------One
Rosaline Carter:  ------ One
Barbara Bush: ---------One
Hilary Clinton: -------- Seven
Laura Bush: ----------- One
Now the poor oppressed black first lady. 
Michele Obama: ----- Twenty-friggin'- two
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. 

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 of
Communications 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 and
5 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 over 
1.3 Billion dollars on personal family family trips. 
They were personal not political or Government related.
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. 

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.



  1. Put someone like that in the White House and all the rest follows.

  2. I love how they hide the fact there are so many people with the same job: Main job, two deputies, two associate deputies.
    She's got more people in her staff than I had working in the company I was in. We built multi million dollar processing plants.
    She's got people proof reading her tweets.

    1. And the Chief Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Chief Tweet Review Committee Chairperson still gets twice what a chap building machinery gets.

  3. Be fair, she's helping to stimulate the economy. Who else was going to give a job to those Lesbian Feminist Studies majors?


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