Wonder if this is true

Posted by XenokRoy 5 years, 1 month ago to Politics
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I have not verified this and do not want to take the time, but I received this in an email chain. Likely some truth with exaggeration.

I have left out most of the email as it was not even of interest, but these parts were interesting. IF anyone feels like vetting the message that would be cool.

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: ----------- One
Michele Obama: ----- Twenty-two

Michele Obama's personal staff:
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

If true there is a whole lot of shugged style back scratching going on here.


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  • Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 1 month ago
    One dollar is too much to be wasted of looted taxpayers production on any unconstitutional government expenditure.
    The "first lady" has no claim on any funding whatsoever. She hasn't proven to be competent in any way and should not be awarded a government job or any government funding.
    It's a republic owing its existence to the sovereign people.
    It is not a monarchy or aristocracy.
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    • Posted by $ nickursis 5 years, 1 month ago
      Exactly! Proof of the downfall of our whole civilization. The classic imperial arrogance of power that has permeated the whole country now to where peoples only aspiration is to find some way to lord over others. And, of course, take all their money, because only the brilliant know how to spend it. Like on a butt load of fawning subserviant a@@ kissers who will always owe you a "favor". Another clear reason to scrap the whole mess and start over with new material.
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  • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
    Obama's spokeswoman said she has 24. That one is now from the horses mouth.

    Bush had 16 according to the 2008 White house staff report.

    Hillary had 19 according to the same white house staff report.

    Nancy Reagan had 15 from the same report I found. By far the highest until Hillary.

    The article that I found these in did say that these numbers were nearly impossible to nail down as it is a common practice to have "staffers" report in to other government divisions and be hidden as a result.

    I think it is safe to say, that the entire email thread has false numbers, and wanted to paint democrats worse than republicans. It is also safe to say that we pay way to much money to fund a huge group of people that are not needed so that a woman who lives on welfare provided by the state can have a bunch of people around her that are also on welfare provided by the state.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 5 years, 1 month ago
      I agree. Its a political statement, but instead of exposing them all as evil, they go on brainwashing conservatives. Truth is that the GOP has betrayed voters' trust EVERY SINGLE TIME THEY HAVE BEEN ELECTED.
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    • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
      and free very expensive clothes sponsored by the fashion industry just the start of it all..They can open a hock shop when they are done for another one or two million.
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 5 years, 1 month ago
    I was looking for a fabulously paid director for coordinating crappy school lunch menus, but I guess there is one of those in the Department of Education.
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  • Posted by $ blarman 5 years, 1 month ago
    But don't you know? It's all in how you define personal staff!
    [/sarcasm]

    I think its also telling to look at the vacation expenses by administration. Bill Clinton looked downright penurious in comparison to the Obamas. Bush II tended to use his own ranch, which at least kept costs down.
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  • Posted by livefree-NH 5 years, 1 month ago
    I saw this before, and one time I went to the White House page to examine the tax returns for the lovely couple. Michelle lists her "occupation" as First Lady. I wonder if that changes their filing status, saying that she has an occupation. Maybe if she didn't she would count as "unemployed" which of course, would make her technically an unemployed black woman living off government handouts.
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  • Posted by johnpe1 5 years, 1 month ago
    this is a form of revenge for the u.s. history of malpractice
    and imperialism, I would suppose. . if you can get away with it,
    why not, she might say. . Chris Plante would say, "It's great to be a Democrat." -- j
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  • Posted by $ Abaco 5 years, 1 month ago
    A friend of mine from the secret service has said some things that make me not doubt this. I won't get into it...but they have been tasked with protecting people way further away from the White House than for any other administration. Also, he says that Laura Bush is a very, very nice lady.
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    • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
      While the Bush's do look rather thrifty after the Obama admin (by about a 1/12 the frivilous expenses and 1/3 the debt accumulation) they also dwarfed all previous administrations on debt and I would suspect frivolous expenses.

      It would be interesting to know if your friend would say the Bush's were also frivolous or not.
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 5 years, 1 month ago
    I am tempted not to doubt any of this because it seems typical for the "self Entitled" to do this kind of thing...like winning the lotto and going hog wild!

    It's also just like a progressive not to live within it's means...
    Past Presidents 'seemed' to live within their salaried means.
    Of course, I could be wrong and this might be a misrepresentation.

    All these comments are worth a read...they're a hoot
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  • Posted by Herb7734 5 years, 1 month ago
    She has her own bookey on staff? Jeez, that is something I only thought members of the Saudi royal family had. Oh, wait, it's a person's name. Sorry. Although, based on XR's list, I wouldn't be surprised. However instead of "bookey" the title might be something like Staff assistant for calculating and actuating deposits in equine pursuits.
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  • Posted by wmiranda 5 years, 1 month ago
    I'm not sure about the staff number. A search reveals different numbers depending on the political persuasion of the writer. It does seem like whatever the number is, it's a lot. Also, I do remember a while back she complained about not being paid for her First Lady duties and a dog walker paid $102K a year, although not sure if that was taxpayer money.
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  • Posted by $ MichaelAarethun 5 years, 1 month ago
    I wouldn't be at all surrounded as to that and other budgets Michelle Antoinette has run up and charged on her freebie eight year credit card.
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    • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
      With 1 billion donated to there "Obama Memorial Fund" they have a free credit card for the rest of their life, even if they can only get 3 percent out of the money.

      They will do more damage after they are out of the white house than when they were in it.
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  • Posted by jdg 5 years, 1 month ago
    Not even noticeable when compared to the trillions he spends. Besides, I'd rather the feds waste our money than find more governing to do with it.
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  • Posted by $ nickursis 5 years, 1 month ago
    Well, true or not, wait for the listing of all the billions they get for the Obama Presidential Library. Clinton's have proved that that can be a Fortune 500 company level business....
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    • Posted by 5 years, 1 month ago
      All ready have more than 1 billion and they are not out yet. Obama's will do more damage after being president than they did before being president due to the huge bankroll they will have to fund whatever they want, over and over again and no need to put on the face of a fundamental transformation, they will be free to act how they wish and push collectivism in ways that we cannot imagine now.
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