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Michele Obama Why does she need so much help?

Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she
doesn't perform any official duties. But this hasn't deterred her
hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession.
Just think, Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china
for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary from her husband's salary.
Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers:
Mamie Eisenhower: One-- paid for personally
out of President's salary.
Jackie Kennedy: One
Roseline Carter: One
Barbara Bush: One


Asked by gammie at 10:22 AM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Still waiting to hear what the complainers are doing about this...such outrage on CafeMom, but what about real life, where it actually counts?

    This is what I'll be doing: 1)I'll make sure everyone that I see or speak to knows the lies and misdeeds of the Obama administration--not whining, fact-giving. 2)I'll be voting in the next election to make sure we have Republicans in Congress who will support our new President in 2012--a Republican one. 3)I'll be voting in 2012 for our new Republican president, and supporting his/her campaign (btw, only 1056 days until Obama is out of office.) 4)I'll support my husband as he runs for local office, and maybe a higher office in the coming years. My voice=my vote!

    What will you be doing?

    Answer by mom2ahcp at 1:07 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Hilary Clinton: Three
    Laura Bush: One
    Michele Obama: Twenty-two
    Copyright 2009 Canada Free Press.Com
    > Yes, I know, The Canadian Free Press had to publish this, perhaps
    > because America no longer has a free press and the USA media is too
    > scared that they might be considered racist or suffer at the hands of
    > Obama.
    > Sorry America !

    Answer by gammie at 10:24 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • It's their feeling of entitlement. Rather sickening to me.

    Answer by Carpy at 10:30 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • We're in the GREAT DEPRESSION? You realize it's 2010, not 1930...right?

    Nevertheless, not surprised. The Obamas think they are stars and so they think they need a following of staff just as stars have. It's ridiculous and pathetic and I cannot wait until they are G-O-N-E...GONE!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • All those attendants she hired, are those the "jobs created" in the stimulus? lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Maybe because she's taken it upon herself to do things the other First Women didn't? Maybe she wants to do more?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Hilary Clinton had three. You think Michelle is trying to "do More" than Hilary? Will she be running for president then? give me a break!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • So what are you going to do about it, other than whine on CafeMom?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Do more spending like her big spending husband..what do they care it isn't their own money.It's our money and our childrens future money..who are now in debt up to their eyeballs and for what? So Michele can enjoy being primped? I cannot stand them her and Obama both.Always at the ready to spend other peoples money.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:52 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • So what are you going to do about it, other than whine on CafeMom?

    You are paying for this!!! Do you have that much money to just give away?

    Answer by gammie at 11:00 AM on Mar. 1, 2010

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