Michelle Obama: Creating More Jobs Than Barack?

Michelle Obama may actually be creating more jobs than her husband, the President. Unfortunately, all of the jobs she has created have apparently been to surround herself with aides to assist her with her tedious job of finally being proud of America.  Let’s take a look at this inventive job creator, shall we?


Photo credit: Canada Free Press

“In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much. See, that’s why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service. “     Michelle Obama

Back in July, Dr. Paul L. Williams wrote in an article for TheLastCrusade.org that Michelle Obama, First Lady of The United States (FLOTUS) had 22 “attendants”  (i.e., paid staff to do everything for her from correspondence to purchasing $600 tennis shoes).

However, in an update, it appears that she has increased that staff to 26. I’m not sure, but that might just beat the number of new jobs created by POTUS Barack Obama.

One thing is certain: Michelle Obama has more “attendants” than any first lady in history. Here’s a breakdown on the majority of them and what they are costing us taxpayers:

  1. $172,2000 – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
  2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
  3. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
  4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
  5. $102,000 – Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
  6. $90,000 – Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
  7. $84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
  8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
  9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
  10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
  11. $65,000 – Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
  12. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
  13. $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
  14. $60,000 – Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
  15. $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
  16. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
  17. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
  18. $45,000 – Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
  19. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
  20. $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
  21. $36,000 – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
  22. $36,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

Mmm Mmm Mmm…

Oh, and just a reminder: She doesn’t really have any official duties.

Yep, all hail “the most fiscally responsible administration” as, I believe, the President promised during his campaign.

I wonder how many of Michelle’s assistants have radical backgrounds? We know, based on the choice of her wardrobe, there’s at least one.

Gerry Ashley

H/T: Canada Free Press


12 Responses to Michelle Obama: Creating More Jobs Than Barack?

  1. Doug says:

    Well, there’s the small comfort of knowing that numbers 15 through 22 live in relative poverty ( or at mom and dad’s place ) It’s tough to make a go of it on 60 K per year inside the beltway. Even places like Shirlington are getting expensive.

    Seriously, that’s pretty much beyond the pale. It’s not something that I blame on POTUS or this administration. It’s systemic of our government. Bloat, bloat, and more bloat.

    We pay enough taxes to support a serious cradle to grave nanny state. If it was spent with any sense of propriety. There arises cognitive dissonance…

    Do we want an efficient government that could and would create a worker’s paradise with the revenues they now control?

    If we don’t, and I am assuming that most of us still want freedom, who do we elect to get our money and our freedoms back?

    We obviously can’t keep going at this speed. What do we do? Give it back to the republicans who were taking us down the same path but much slower?

    Me, I think all we can do is keeping noticing and discussing things like this. GREAT RANT!!

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Thanks, Doug. The main difference between the Democrats putting us on the express to insolvency and the Republicans putting us on the local commuter that makes all the stops is that at least the Republicans weren’t stripping us of our freedoms and requiring that we leave the Constitution behind as we exit the train…

      We can rebuild the economy in time. But we need freedom, a free enterprise system and capitalism in order to do it. Who knows if any of those will be left at the end of the Democrat’s train ride?

      No, we need to de-rail the Socialism express even if it means electing Republicans who don’t quite fit the mold as we see it. We can deal with THAT as a side issue while we at least have the freedom to speak out without fear of reprisal.

      As always, thanks for your insightful response.


      • Doug says:

        Amen to the need for freedom. If this administration succeeds in their bid to control the media then it gets real bad real quick.

        I also agree that we need to give at least two branches back to the republican party. A few more activist socialist justices and we are in a serious trick bag.

        We would be better off with the minority party back in control of all three branches. They did rob the store blind, but they didn’t remove our ability to remove them. The Dems are apparently trying to take steps for perpetual power.

        Robbed, or raped, robbed, blindfolded, gagged and your dog shot after you pay the ransom…. Hmmmm….. I’ll take plain old robbed for $800 Alex…

  2. Solana2012 says:

    Just skimming the above, it looks like about a million and a half dollars/year…yet, hasn’t Obama asked for Americans to volunteer to help their country? Couldn’t they get anyone to volunteer to fill some of those positions? Aren’t there former ACORN ppl looking for something to do?

    • Gerry Ashley says:

      Hmmm… yeah, especially since Michelle doesn’t really have any official job responsibilities…

      I mean, HOW HARD COULD IT BE to assist the first lady to be proud of her country? Oh, yeah. Well… maybe that’s why it takes 26 aids (and counting).

  3. Tony Shelton says:

    The men known as “The Founding Fathers” were a lot smarter than many people realize. Their writings should be required reading for ANY federal judge – circuit, appelate, or supreme court justice. An intimate knowledge of their writings would go a long way in interpreting “what they said”.

    First and foremost, they intended the legislative body to be made up of “part-time” employees! A local farmer or businessman was elected, went to Washington for the term of the legislature, then went home to tend his farm or business. He could trust his neighbors to see that his barns were not burned down, his children murdered or kidnapped, his wife and family were safe, and any harvesting or planting was taken care of. For the next legislative session, he was happy to let another neighbor serve his term – kind of like jury duty.

    We now have a group of “professional” legislators – the best money can buy! Many of them have NEVER ran so much as a lemonade stand, but they feel themselves qualified to govern. The late Ted Kennedy was a good example of this. They all have huge staffs, travel budgets, and multiple offices. We need to fire the whole damned bunch! The President has a two term limit. That same limit should be applied to every elected position. We should also make ANY offense that could be construed as a “breach of public trust” punishable by public hanging and erect a gallows in front of the Capitol Building. After all, we elect these people to ensure our survival as a nation and to represent OUR best interests – not the interests of lobbyists, special interest groups, or campaign contibutors.

    The biggest thing needed to accomplish these changes would be a bit unpalatable to many, but it would require that your voter registration be accompanied by a copy of your income tax return or property tax receipt for the previous year. If you paid no taxes – you don’t vote. If you rent but still paid income tax or if you are a retired senior citizen who pays no income tax but still has a home, you would qualify. If you rely on the government for your sustenance, your motives would be suspect and voting would not be permitted. Remember, 48% of the population pays absolutely NO INCOME TAX!!

    The Founders accomplished essentially the same thing by initially limiting the vote to white male property owners. We have advanced sufficiently as a civilization to discount the white and male, but NOBODY should be playing the game unless they have a stake in it!

    • Doug says:

      Going to have to disagree in pretty strong terms here. All rely on the government for their sustenance. Either directly as in welfare or indirectly as in subsidies, contracts, and/or protection from predatory enterprises and persons.

      Are you suggesting that a KBR executive ( who would qualify under your proposal as a legit voter) would have no suspect motives in voting?

      That is some real outer space stuff there cousin. Here on Planet Earth where regular old atmosphere is the gas usually inhaled, most folks think a bit straighter than that.

      Does it sound like I am being sarcastic and a bit gratuitous? You bet I am. The idea that folks who pay no taxes are the only people with ” suspect motives” or that all people in that situation are some how anti constitution is pure unadulterated bigotry.

      Under your scheme, a good friend who is retired ( and a serious conservative who believes in the constitution ) would not be allowed to vote but presumably George Soros would. BRILLIANT!!! ( NOT)

      A gallows in front of the Capitol Building? Generally, that sort of thing is frowned upon except in places where they have Sharia.

      Enforcing the laws we have now and putting them in jail would suffice. It happens, but not often enough.

      Term Lmiits? ABSOLUTELY.

      Everybody who lives here has a stake in the game. Not everybody who is working poor or lower middle class is living for a handout.

      • Solana2012 says:

        You did make me think of one thing, though…I had thought it would be fair if congress received the average salary of their state for their term; maybe they should receive their own “earned-income-working” salary during their term… That would not include earned interest, health-care-benefits, any other benefits, etc. And I like the idea that they only get ‘paid’ for 6 months of the year(they take more time than that off anyway!).

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  6. Fernando says:

    Yeah, amen!

    The rightwing is so persecuted in this country. Why can’t Obama be fiscally responsible like Bush, when he started two wars we couldn’t pay for, and then cut taxes for the uber-rich while slapping our grandkids with the bill?

    And when is Obama gonna respect the Constitution, like, maybe with something like a Patriot Act? That was TOTAL respect for the constitution, yo!

    And where does Michelle Obama get off thinking she can just shop around for 600 dollar shoes? It’s not like Condoleeza Rice was caught doing that when Americans were wondering where she was, during Katrina.

    Yeah, freedom. Tea Bags! Whaat parr!

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