First Ladys Chief of Staff?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by over9five, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Michelle Obama replaces Chief of Staff

    The above is not a slam against Mrs Obama, just using it as an example of government waste.

    If we want to reduce government spending, why would we not get rid of the First Ladys staff? She was not elected, so why do we have to pay for her staff?
     
  2. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    No doubt. Wonder what kind of salary she just hooked her girlfriend up with.
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Michelle could win a huge catfight and hire Oprah's Gayle as her new b*tch !!:happy-very:
     
  4. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Whaa.....the first lady gives bad gifts

    Whaa.....the first lady shows off her guns at a formal event

    Whaa.....the first lady touch the Queen inappropriatly

    Whaa......the first Lady and her husband went on a date in NY

    Whaa......the first lady's husband stops at Five Guys for a cheeseburger

    Whaa.....the first lady plants a veggy garden at the whitehouse

    Whaa.....Why does this First Lady need a staff anyway???

    :cheer_up::its_all_good:
     
  5. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I didn't catch the name but I saw a quick blurb on the news where some congressman said "the only job creation we have is in the federal government".

    Not surprised. In a way I agree with you diesel. At the same time if the obamas are really serious about cutting costs then reducing the size of their personal staffs would be a nice symbolic gesture.
     
  6. av8torntn

    av8torntn Well-Known Member


    Very good point diesel. These people are very wealthy why should I be paying for her staff? They lie and claim they have concern for those less fortunate so since they have vast wealth maybe they could stop sucking away mine and terminate the entire staff of the first lady.
     
  7. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    I'm sure Michelle having her mom in the White House to care for the girls is on our dime as well. Probably on the Staff payroll as well.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think you may have heard this if you were watching the Brian Williams interview with Barack Obama as that is where I first heard that quote.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm sure Michelle having her mom in the White House to care for the girls is on our dime as well.

    No doubt.

    Probably on the Staff payroll as well.

    Doubtful.
     
  10. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Kind of amusing how our new president tells us all "All Americans are going to have to learn to sacrifice". Yet, Mrs.Pres. and the girls are flying off to Paris to meet him and spend a "holiday". Do as I say, not as I do?
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    More like "I'm king !"
     
  12. MechanicForBrown

    MechanicForBrown Prblm found,part on order

    government waste this might be, but I find it funny how everything the prez does and the government spends is scrutinized so much by all of us when the economy isn't doing well, but when the economy was great the news never talked about how much money was spent by the tax payers for president bushes private life/vacations! True though, no? JMHO
     
  13. bubsdad

    bubsdad "Hang in there!"

    Surely you're joking. I know, you're not joking and quit calling you Shirley! EVERYTHING President Bush did was criticized by the left as incompetent or careless. There were special panels on just about every decision he made. By the way, most of his decisions were given the thumbs up by people who later were his biggest critics. Seems like a little flipping to the concensus doesn't it? At least he stood by his convictions and didn't flip-flop with public sentiment.
     
  14. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member

    Lets put this in perspective:

    Bush's 8 years as President = 2,920 days in office.

    Time spent at Crawford 487 days & Camp David 490 days = 977 days

    That means he was on vacation for 33% or 1/3 of the time on our dime.

    Any questions ? Can you imagine the staff that had to change the sheets and take out the garbage at Camp David????

    The ironic part is I wish he was on vacation more because that way there would have been less damage done to our Country.....:thumbup1:
     
  15. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    wow presidents can take vacations where they go away and turn the phone off? Now thats funny.:happy-very:
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Jeez Diesel, that was kinda naive. Presidents are still President, even on vacation.
     
  17. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member


    After beating up Michelle for having a staff (like any other First Lady), as this thread was designed to do, the Obama-haters started posting about making sacrifices and traveling on the taxpayer's dime... Hence, the Bush comparison....and not whether the president can reach out and touch someone on his phone when on Vacation....

    Heck, I bet more taxpayer coin was spent to send secret service members and a limo to pick up the party-harty Bush Girls, than to fly the Obama girls to France....:wink2:....
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Taxpayers are a little sorer than ever before. We didn't complain about the prez. flyng when we were also flying too.. The difference this time is we've had to tightnen our belts, stop any excess spending etc...I call it "soup & sandwich" times. The prez. (whoever it is) should be a sterling example for us instead of a spending pig that he is. Believe me, it's beyond hate! :angry:
     
  19. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    So now we're comparing the cost of a president to that of a first lady?
     
  20. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    She needs a better staff, her clothes still suck.
    Maybe she can borrow Palins clothes from the campaign?
    At least they were tasteful, or Lauras old stuff.