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Michelle Obama: First Lady Of Spending Taxpayer Money

During Obama’s latest venture into fantasyland, he opined about income inequality for women, saying, “It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a ‘Mad Men’ episode.” That’s rich. This is the same person who had the audacity to complain that Michelle Obama did not receive a salary for her First Lady duties. (Obama Complains Michelle Doesn’t Get Salary As First Lady; 8/8/12;

He continued on that occasion by saying “I want to make sure that when she’s [i.e., Michelle’s] working she’s getting paid the same as men, I gotta say that First Ladies right now don’t [get paid], even though that’s a tough job!”

And as Dr. Paul Williams noted, who can forget Michelle Obama saying: “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.” (First Lady Now Requires 26 Servants; 8/17/09) Ironic, isn’t it, this coming from the woman who said she hadn’t been proud of America her entire life until after her husband cashed in on the presidential lottery ticket, er, I mean, she said until after he was elected. But I digress.

Obama unfathomably sang the blues that Michelle Obama didn’t get paid for her duties “even though that’s a tough job.” But he omitted the fact that she has twenty-six attendants (i.e., staff) at an annual cost to taxpayers of $1,750,000. That includes a hair dresser and the same make-up artist Oprah uses who charges $15,000 per day for his services. Actually I’m surprised she didn’t try to put her daughters on her payroll insofar as she lied and named them as staff when she took her taxpayer-funded African safari where she ate her way through the jungle.

[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]Then there was the story that revealed just how hard it is for Michelle in her life as a public servant in the role of First Lady, “Michelle Obama Accused Of Spending $10m In Public Money On Vacations.” This included “expensive massages, top shelf vodka, and five-star hotels.” The article, which was written in August 2011, reported that she had “spent $10 million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the [then] 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. The ‘top source’ told the National Enquirer: ‘It’s disgusting. Michelle is taking advantage of her privileged position while the most hardworking Americans can barely afford a week or two off work.” (

The DailyMail article quoting a source specifically noted, “Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparkling wines. … The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives one to the next — all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.” There were the separate presidential jets that had them arrive 4 hours apart on the same day for their lavish Martha’s Vineyard vacation at a substantial cost to taxpayers. A vacation where she ate, drank, and spent, as Obama was reported to have read books “about porn kings and gangsters…as [the Libyan crisis erupted].” (

Alan Pappas writing for the wrote, “Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on everything from staffing, housing, flying, and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.” (

The author of the referenced book, “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” notes that while “Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office…the amount of money spent on [this] first family, he argues, has risen tremendously…and needs to be reined in.”

First Lady is not an elected position, nor does it carry any official duties. And yet Obama opines about his wife not getting paid and compares her life to that of ordinary working women. Of note is also the fact that Michelle shares in the family’s annual income stream of $44,000 per month. And that is on top of all the lavish perks mentioned above, and the countless lavish perks that I didn’t mention in which she indulges herself. Suffice it to say there’s about as much correlation to her not receiving a salary and the supposed income disparity of women as there is a correlation between the income of Bill Gates and an illegal-alien-kitchen worker.

So, why am I mentioning this? I’m mentioning it because Michelle, as the SOTU address approached, was seeking $10 donations to supposedly help protect obamacare. The day before the SOTU address, she sent fundraising emails to supporters to “help protect obamacare.” The money is to be used to help liberal candidates who, if elected, will make sure obamacare continues as the giant Ponzi scheme it is intended to be.

My point is that with all of the over-the-top, lavish spending she engages in let her donate her own money to help candidates. Let her take some of the nearly $700 million dollars we paid for the obamacare website and donate that.

And people think I’m being hyper-critical when I condemn the behavior of Michelle Obama. I’m not being hyper-critical; I’m standing up for America.[adsanity id=11210 align=alignleft /]

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82 Responses to Michelle Obama: First Lady Of Spending Taxpayer Money

  1. JoAnn Dolberg July 29, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    Personally, the only thing I agree with “her” on is that “her” ways ARE small! What a joke on America to be represented by these two peasants.

    • JoAnn Dolberg July 29, 2014 at 10:41 am #

      My above comment was not needed, and I do apologize. I think I am just simply exhausted over the irrational attitudes, words and actions coming from the White house, especially after hearing Obama’s latest demand that Israel stop firing on the terrorists who have fired over 2400 missiles on Israel since July 8th! Really, I do not believe either Barack or Michelle have two viable brain cells they can rub together in order to obtain one coherent logical thought. I really have had it with these two charlatans.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie July 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

        joann dolberg: I agree with you…

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

      joann dolberg: I run out of words to express my contempt for them…

  2. Rich Schmidt July 29, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Budget figures tell the whole sordid story.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie July 29, 2014 at 7:07 am #

      rich schmidt: not sure I understand…

  3. Rich Schmidt July 29, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Office bureau of budget

  4. Karen Gentile May 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    can't back any of it up with other than uniformed-biased quotes, conservative publications…not a single fact present. One should really invest the time to include facts, even if they don't support your prejudice.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 27, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

      karen gentile: interesting the only time people like you call for facts is when one of your neo-leninist icons is exposed…that said the supporting data was included and spare me your puerile petulance…

  5. Heather Ashby Southern May 22, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    America elected this jackass twice! Not once, TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!! No wonder he thinks he can pull the wool over our eyes. Look at all of the idiots who supported him!!! I can proudly say I voted for him neither time! I'm no fool! I saw this coming a mile away!!!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 22, 2014 at 9:49 am #

      heather ashby southern: no thinking person can disagree with you…

  6. Heather Ashby Southern May 22, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Why is that? Are you an Obama supporter or just acting like one?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 22, 2014 at 9:51 am #

      heather ashby southern: I trust your comment isn’t directed to me…

  7. J. Conrad Guest May 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

    Bravo, Mychal. Kudos to you for standing up for America and her taxpayers. The Obamas have been living like royalty, at our expense. As if they have no idea for whom they work. Their behavior is deplorable and shameful.

    To those who point at other first ladies, what, that makes it right? We're printing more and more money to cover our debts, and she's spending it, while her husband's financial worth has gone up more than 400% since he took office? How's that work?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

      j. conrad guest: you are spot on my friend…I have often written the exact question you proffer…how does a person enter office one step from poverty and leave office a multi-millionaire…and this couple has taken spitting in our face to unparalleled heights…

  8. Lisa Hornsby May 14, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    Get this ..Barbara Bush traveled 212 times out of the country during their two term comapred to Michelle Obama…haters gonna hate.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

      lisa hornsby: even if that were true…the numbers do not lie no first lady in history has been as reckless with American people’s money as the obama woman…the numbers are quantifiable…she is on pace to spend a billion dollars in travel and lascivious living…it should also be mentioned that other first ladies frequently spent their own money and they didn’t falsify their own children as senior aides for the specific reason of not having to pay for their costs out of their own pocket…the obama woman should have been indicted for that alone…and since you brought it up Mrs. Bush wasn’t flying around on the taxpayers dime so she could carry on an illicit adulterous relationship with a member of her secret service detail…but being the informed person you would like to think you are…I’m betting you didn’t know that…who’s the hater…you are for trying to deflect righteous indignation and cast it as hate…

    • J. Conrad Guest May 19, 2014 at 8:52 am #

      Lisa Hornsby, get this: Barbara’s husband, George Herbert Walker Bush, was in office for only one term. Please cite your source for this alleged 212 trips out of the country, because I couldn’t find it. Barbara Bush often traveled with her husband and even the vice president to perform first lady duties. Michele is simply a party girl, going on lavish vacations, staying at five-star hotels and drinking expensive vodka.

      • Mychal Massie
        Mychal Massie May 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

        j. conrad guest: excellent response…thk you for job well done…

  9. Lisa Hornsby May 14, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    This article is crap.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 14, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      lisa hornsby: lol…that comment got everyone’s attention…

  10. Brandon Wa May 2, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    And America elected numb nuts why?

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie May 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

      brandon wa: you ask and answer your own question…

  11. Doug Walker April 27, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    michelle is really "Michael", her/his "giant bloomers" have a fly in front !!!

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie April 28, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

      doug walker: I’m sure that this isn’t the place for such comments…

      • Fritz Conklin January 30, 2017 at 9:38 am #

        Mr. Massie, thank you! I must say its a pleasure to see that you’re an African American. It flies in the face of those constantly jockeying for position to play the race card.
        I am a proud American veteran, and am disgusted with most things political. My level of disgust has all but tripled after reading your article. So often things like this are swept under the rug. Or worse yet ignored. Or even used to fuel racist, or reverse racist rhetoric. I’m with you brother. I do not say brother to offend your blackness, but to denote our sameness in this debacle called Obama.
        Thank you again. I know I came aboard late (too late) but, rest assured, this article will be forwarded to all in my contact list. I must say, let the litigation begin. The Obama’s should be prosecuted as would any other embezzler.

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