Analysis: It's true that if you include the White House Social Secretary and the various deputies to that position, First Lady Michelle Obama oversees a paid staff of at least 22 people, according to the 2009 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff.According to Canada Free Press, Michelle Obama has more paid assistants than any First Lady in U.S. history. The total combined salaries of her 26 assistants is $1,750,000 per year paid for by tax payers. That does not include the cost of the lavish benefits package each one also receives.
When compared to past First Ladies, Michelle Obama is so far out of the norm it’s actually stunning.
Hillary Clinton = 3 assistants
Laura Bush = 1 assistant
Jackie Kennedy = 1 assistant
Michelle Obama = 26 assistants
It sounds like Michelle is doing a hell of a lot behind the scenes that we don’t know about to need that many assistants. Congress should look into this and find out what she’s up to.
I know, I know, I’m racist for bringing this up. So be it.
These are the people promising Idiots to save
Tax payers money? 16 Trillion,No Sh*t...
That's as compared to Laura Bush's staff of 18 during the final year of the G.W. Bush administration (2008).
It's disingenuous, needless to say, to refer to the size of Michelle Obama's staff as "unprecedented" when virtually all of the existing positions were established during previous administrations. It's also disingenuous to refer to the members of that staff as "attendants."
But that's politics, isn't it? Carry on.