While the rest of us struggle in today’s economy to pay our bills and yet stay in budget, the elitist mentality in Washington cannot rein in the outlandish spending that goes on in our federal government.  No wonder we cannot balance the budget and reduce spending.  Besides the $ 11 million cost to go to Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, while British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.

The following was first reported by the Canada Free Press in July, 2009 when in an article stated that (Queen) Michelle Obama reported is served by twenty-two attendants who stand by to cater to her every whim.

This was a lie…

In Fact, she is served by twenty-six attendants, including a hair dresser and make-up artist.  The annual cost to taxpayers for such unprecedented attention is approximately $1,750,000 without taking into account the expense of the lavish benefit packages afforded to every attendant.

Little did American voters realize the call for “change” would result in the establishment of Obama royalty.

Here is the list of the original top 22 assistants and/or White House staff members assigned to the First Lady:

  1. $172,2000      – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
  2. $140,000      – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of      Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
  3. $113,000      – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House      Social Secretary)
  4. $102,000      – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of      Communications for the First Lady)
  5. $102,000      – Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief      Of Staff to the First Lady)
  6. $90,000      – Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
  7. $84,000      – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
  8. $75,000      – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First      Lady)
  9. $70,000      – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First      Lady)
  10. $65,000      – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
  11. $65,000      – Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
  12. $62,000      – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events      Coordinator For The First Lady)
  13. $60,000      – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the      First Lady)
  14. $60,000      – Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
  15. $52,500      – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To      The First Lady)
  16. $50,000      – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide      To The First Lady)
  17. $45,000      – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The      First Lady)
  18. $45,000      – Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
  19. $40,000      – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the      First Lady)
  20. $36,000      – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
  21. $36,000      – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
  22. $36,000      – Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the      First Lady)

This list 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.

I wonder why the US media has not brought this to light? Too scared that they might be considered racist
or suffer a punitive IRS audit at the hands of Obama??