Tuesday, August 14, 2012

President Obama intimates First Lady should get paid for office duties

It is bad enough when the American people have shelled out millions of dollars for the office staff for the first lady, but now President Obama thinks that his wife should be paid a salary for the traditionally ceremonial title and office.

President Obama thinks his wife should be paid for the privilege of serving as first lady. Speaking at a campaign event in Denver on Wednesday, Mr. Obama invoked Mrs. Obama’s plight to make a point about equal pay for equal work. “I want to make sure that when she’s working, she is getting paid the same as men,” he said. “I’ve got to say, first ladies right now don’t, even though that’s a tough job.” Poor Michelle, we feel her pain. - Washington Times

As this would be the first time a President has ever suggested that taxpayers pay his wife for living off the taxpayer dole, you have to ask the question.  Is this a Chicago thing, or is it an example of the liberal welfare mentality?



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