So tell me they have no intention of bankrupting the country while living like the royalty they are not.
Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing China for the White House during the Civil War.
Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary from her husband’s salary.
Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers………..
Mamie Eisenhower:— One
paid for personally out of President’s salary.
Total number of Personal Staff Members paid by TaxPayers.
Jackie Kennedy: ——- One
Rosaline Carter: ——– One
Barbara Bush: —— One
Hillary Clinton: ——– Three
Laura Bush: ———- One
Michele Obama: ——- Twenty-two
Michelle 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, Samantha 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 – all for someone we did not vote for and apparently have no control over.
There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady’s social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense. (I’m wondering why there are no guidelines or restraints for this and other activities concerning our government officials and their kin.)
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 …