Michelle Obama’s $1,591,200 White House Staff of (22) TWENTY-TWO!

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

No, 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 from 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.

How things have changed! 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:

One.. $172,200 – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
Two.. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
Three.. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary for Mrs. Obama)
Four.. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President
And Director of Communications for the First Lady)
Five.. $100,000 – Winter, Melissa (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
Six.. $90,000 Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
Seven.. $84,000 – Lilyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
Eight.. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
Nine.. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Project for the First Lady)
Ten.. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
Eleven.. $64,000 – Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
Twelve.. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
Thirteen.. $60,000 Fitz, Alan O.(Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director
For the First Lady)
Fourteen.. $57,500 – Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
Fifteen… $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
Sixteen.. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
Seventeen.. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
Eighteen.. $43,000 – Tubman, Samanth a (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
Nineteen.. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
Twenty.. $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
Twenty-One… $35,000 – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
Twenty-Two.. $35,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

(Total $1,591,200 in Annual Salaries)

One wonders why she needs so much help, at Taxpayer Expense?

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 to Europe .

Why don’t they show this on CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, … ETC?

This isn’t new news but it certainly is disturbing and it says something about the ones that think the wealth should be spread around!


50 responses to “Michelle Obama’s $1,591,200 White House Staff of (22) TWENTY-TWO!

  1. Good Morning America :D

  2. Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE.

  3. Great post Sam.
    I knew she had 22 attendants, but the graphic comparison to the other First Ladies is an eye opener.
    Obviously she loves power, or, she is extremely incompetent, or she feels she is above the mundane orchestrations of her schedule.
    Barry has 45 czars, appointed czars, that were not vetted in any way by congress.
    Heaven only knows what they are being paid.
    They are running the Country into the ground while he is flying Air Force 1 incessantly to speeches and fund raisers.
    Just another example of the necessity to continually stick their finger in the eye of the American People.
    They think they are royalty.
    Thank goodness for the internet.
    Wake up America !

    • Good Morning AFVET and thank you. I had to correct the information about prior First Ladies as Fact Checking has revealed those numbers to be inaccurate.

  4. Why does Mooschelle need so many secretaries? What—she can’t answer her own emails, and send her own letters?
    The most positive thing I can say is—Mooschelle is doing her part to help the economic recovery.

    • Good Morning Kate and I see your point. Perhaps she needs the large staff to help plan her 16 Vacations in three years.

    • She’s busy campaigning for Obama to sustain their lifestyle for another term.
      Romney made a great speech last night, very positive, forward looking.
      I could almost hear Reagan again.

  5. I am definately not an Obama fan, but I do believe that whenever I see numbers like these, htey should be looked at closely. This is what I found: http://www.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/

    • CJ, thank you so very much for bringing this to my attention. I failed to do the proper fact checking myself and your link seems accurate. I have corrected this Article accordingly.

  6. Are you serious. Thats not enough money to pay the poorest ballplayer in the major leagues. People waste more money then that in 10 seconds in the casino’s.oh! there goes another million. Lets put this in perspective.A million dollors worth of food is tossed out everyday. we are talking about people working for an American agenda. You and I

  7. It's Only Words

    How did you confirm the number of staff members for previous first ladies? The numbers seem off.

  8. @CJ, Thanks, good info. This graphic is way off concerning past First Ladies

    • Cory I have corrected this post and apologize for my over sight. CJ brought this to my attention and the corrections have been made.

  9. Living like a king and queen, while telling the American people they’re just like us, and had to struggle like the rest of us. I don’t think so! Obama’s grandmother, who raised him, was the vice president of a bank, and he attended private school his entire life, then went to Columbia and Harvard. I don’t care that he had a good life, but don’t lie to the American people about your past, trying to make Romney out to be the disconnected rich guy who doesn’t understand what Americans are going through, while you and your family go on extravagant vacations on our dime every 3 months and ignore the entire economic situation you’ve put Americans in.

    • It is sickening isn’t it Righthook? I sincerely believe Obama lies so much that he is beginning to believe his own lies. Satan is the author and finisher of lies and it is no surprise that Saul Alinski dedicated his book to him.

      America has entered an era of darkness my friend.

    • RH, I hope you had a chance to hear Mitt Romney’s speech last night.
      I could almost hear Reagan again.
      If Romney keeps that up, Obama is doomed.
      The reason that Obama won the last time was because the GOP forced a weak candidate on us.
      McCain was in no way capable of standing up against the eloquent Obama.
      Sarah Palin was a lightening rod for the conservatives, and she still is.
      I have always thought that if the roles had been reversed, Obama may have been beaten at the polls.
      After that election, the libs continued to attempt to destroy her and her family, even to the degree of ruining her Governorship.
      The Saul Alinsky tactics were on full display, but, they failed.
      They failed because Sarah has come just as strong as ever, much like the Phoenix arising from the ashes.
      I hope Romney picks a good VP.

      • It’s interesting that you say that about Romney’s speech. I only heard a snippet this morning, on my way to work, but I was impressed. He was very positive, talking about his vision for America being a vision of success for all Americans, and people congratulating each other’s success, instead of trashing people for success….or something to that effect. I was applauding him in my car. If he keeps that up, we’re on our way to the WH!

  10. The image is doctored — the signatures are identical, just modified in size to suggest being different. Blows any possibility of this being factual. We don’t need to make up crap about this administration; the truth is all we need.

  11. I guess the rest of us are to eat cake?

  12. Good morning Sami, Hope you are well today my friend! Thank you for all the likes this morning!

    • I have been trying to catch up on my visits with my friends Loopyloo and I find that is sometimes a hard thing to do. My time just seems to be getting spread out thinner and thinner. I will be glad when this is all over once and for all.

      • I understand Sami! I am keeping you in my prayers my friend. Don’t worry about us Sami, just concentrate on doing what you have to do! God bless you!

  13. Russian Paratroopers to partisipate with American Troops on US Soil invading a CIA Headquarters!

    You read this right! I thought our wargames were always done using US Troops Only when on our Soil.

    Think outside the box my friends. Something bigger is going on!


  14. I thought that was why she moved her mother into the WH, so she had her OWN support staff? No WONDER her husband backed Ann Romney! LOL-SAD

    • The Obama’s are the best Wake Up Call America could ask for. If this doesn’t mobilize us than nothing will my friend

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    The Oblahma’s have raided our Treasury since day one of his inauguration!

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  27. Wow, is this an eye opener. It is amazing to me that she and the President can feel ok about asking others to give up some of their earnings and “share”, and can refuse to recognize all the blood, sweat, tears and sacrifices small businessmen and women put into business, and yet don’t blink an eye at these kind of expenses. Almost $1.6MM for a personal staff for a non-elected family member? Talk about being out of touch!

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  29. why did america vote these c ommunists back in? anyone with a brain the size of a pea can see what both obamas are up to. obama would have won this election (and the last) whether he really did or not thanks to ACORN) either way and there is nothing we can do as the Demos control Washington and George Soros is behind it all and the media with his billions.