Michelle the other half of the Obama farce.

Michelle’s pitch is far from sophisticated, playing heavily on her humble beginnings and traditional values: “I was raised in a working-class family on the south Side of Chicago. That’s how I identify myself, a working-class girl,” she has told the voters, time after time.

No one could pretend they were rich and it is true that her father, Frasier Robinson, spent some time as a maintenance worker for Chicago’s Department of Water Management.

However, he was a good deal more than the labourer that many seem to imagine.

Indeed, according to family friends, Michelle’s father was a volunteer organiser for the city’s Democratic Party, a by-word for machine politics in America, and his loyalty was rewarded with a well-paid engineering job at Chicago’s water plant. Even before overtime, he earned $42,686 – 25 per cent more than High School teachers at the time.

Not to humble a beginning. Source Daily Mail UK

Just after Barack was elected to the United States Senate, Michelle received a large pay increase—from $121,910 in 2004 to $316,962 in 2005. “Mrs. Obama is extremely overpaid,” one citizen wrote in a letter to the editor of the Tribune, after the paper published a story questioning the timing of the award. “Now, what is the real reason behind such an inflated salary?” Her bosses at the University of Chicago Hospitals vigorously defended the raise, pointing out that it put her salary on a par with that of other vice-presidents at the hospital. (As it happens, Obama has spent most of her life working within the two institutions for which she most frequently claims a populist disdain: government and the health-care system.) Source National Review Online.

People can’t raise a family on one salary anymore, she says. They can’t afford to get sick even if they have insurance because of deductibles, premiums and the high cost of medication. They can’t confidently send their kids to neighborhood public schools because so many of them are so bad. Young people can’t afford to attend college to become teachers or nurses or journalists because those jobs don’t pay enough to repay college loans. Source LA Times.

I’m sure most of us had beginnings more humble than Michelle Obama’s. If she was so concerned about people not being able to afford to get sick perhaps she should look into a mirror and ask if she is a part of the problem. There is nothing wrong with making money, don’t get me wrong but don’t make an issue about healthcare when you just received a raise of more than double your salary. If the entry for that position was $121,910 what changed, what did she do to justify a one year increase to $316,962? Perhaps B. Hussein’s election to the United States Senate. It does look rather coincidental. I can’t say who to vote for, but I do say think long and hard before you do vote. People of color are voting enmasse for B. Hussein and the liberal do gooders will vote for B. Hussein to make themselves feel good that they are not discriminating. Not so for the black voters, it appears they are voting race.

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