MICHELLE OBAMA . . .things you may not know

Compassionate health care for the poor
Compassionate health care for the poor
A fashion sense to rival Jackie Kennedy.
A fashion sense to rival Jackie Kennedy.

A shady past

Shortly after the inauguration the media began to gush about Michelle Obama. Possibly they knew so little about her they were forced to begin with her exquisite fashion sense. CBS gushed ,” . . .our next first lady, Michelle Obama, is bringing a new sense of style to the White House. Obama follows in the fashion footsteps of first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, who was known for her sophistication and elegance.”

But let’s not dwell on Mrs. Obama’s fashion sense

A few photos will suffice. We will move on to meatier stuff and some of her history and her statements. Remember when she said this. “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.” She was on the campaign trail at the time.

To understand Obama’s career you must first understand her mentor, mover and shaker and best friend to both Michelle and Obama, Valerie Jarrett protégé of Chicago mayor Richard Daly. Valerie Jarrett has been called “the other side of Barack’s brain.” It was Jarrett who persuaded Michelle, who was not yet married to Barack, to leave her new law job for the public sector job Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development.

From then on Michelle followed Jarrett everywhere. When Jarrett became vice chair of the University of Chicago Medical Center ‘s board of trustees, Michelle was promoted to vice president for community and external affairs and her salary almost tripled. When she was on leave to help Barack campaign she was nonetheless paid. When she left this job it was never filled again as it was a make believe post, a non job.

However before she left the non job she assisted in implementing a program to dump low income patients which was called “Urban Health Initiative.” Stating that it would “dramatically improve health care for thousands of South Side residents,” Michelle was able to sell the program, which involved bussing the poor to other clinics in order to make room for those that had health insurance and could pay.

The plan more or less blew up when a young boy had his lip torn off by a dog and his mother took him to the medical center. Under Michelle’s plan the boy was given a tetanus shot and forced to take an hour-long bus ride to another hospital for surgery because he had no insurance and couldn’t pay to have his lip sewn back on.

The University of Chicago Medical Center receives tax breaks for charitable care, but during Michelle’s employment the percentage of charitable help given to the poor was so low it prompted a prominent Chicago physician to say it was, “shameful. . .They are arguably, if not defrauding, then at least taking advantage of a public subsidy.”

The American College of Emergency Physicians said they had “grave concerns that the UC policy toward emergency patients is dangerously close to patient dumping.” They blasted Mrs. Obama’s plan.

It might seem odd that Mrs. Obama spoke so compassionately about universal health care on the campaign trail and that President Obama’s health care plan was in his words to help the uninsured and the poor that cannot afford insurance. Does Obamacare require bussing of injured children because they can’t pay? Is this the Obama compassion?

Another interesting campaign subject from Michelle Obama was her constant bad mouthing of corporate America and her push for young people to embrace public service. She said, “Don’t go into corporate America. You know become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. . . . . but if you make that choice, as we did, to move out of the money making industry, into the helping industry, then your salaries respond.”.

Michelle Obama left college and immediately took a job with a legal firm and  shortly after was employed by the University of Chicago  Medical Center. Within 6 years she was making $316,000.00.  While on the campaign trail she repeatedly complained about how hard it was to pay off her school loan and save for the children and all the time she continued to collect a salary from the hospital.

Despite her campaign theme to young people urging them to become community workers, in 2005 Michelle went to work for a giant corporation, TreeHouse Foods, Inc. where she engaged in on the job training to be an executive. She was forced to leave when Barack Obama was out bashing WalMart, for whom Tree House Foods Inc. is a huge supplier.

Michelle now involves herself with fighting bad food choices and encouraging healthy diets and being supportive to her husband while looking stylish. She’s not turning kids away at clinics or whining about how hard it is to make ends meet or bashing corporations or teaching children to hate America. That’s a good thing.

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Frankly, she is as big a fraud as is her husband. We really do need "change". Change we can believe in.


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Phony and yes a BIG fraud.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

When it finally comes out that Obama really was born in Kenya... what is going to happen? What will happen to all the bills he signed his name to? Talk about an uproar!

- Harlan


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

For some reason, none of this surprises me. Everything about this family is either a lie or a mystery. How we let this happen to our country is beyond me.


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

ms, Your information is correct, and is wonderful to see in print again.

One point: Michelle said that "this is the first time in my life that I am proud to be an Amerian." That was after B.O. received the nomination for the Presidency. So she wasn't proud when he became a Senator. The press never asked her that. H


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Harvey Stelman 5 years ago from Illinois

ms, Your information is correct, and is wonderful to see in print again.

One point: Michelle said that "this is the first time in my life that I am proud to be an Amerian." That was after B.O. received the nomination for the Presidency. So she wasn't proud when he became a Senator. The press never asked her that. H


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Poolman, Harvey and Harlan, we were snookered. Yesterday on the radio I heard someone carrying on about what a great job Obama had done and how much he'd helped our country. He has brought this great country to its knees in 2 years.I can not even imagine what 2 more years will bring if Republicans fail to gain a majority in the senate.


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

With leadership like we currently have, I think I would rather go it alone and take my chances.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

lizzee - I had a hard time reading this because I find the woman despicable, which is a kind way to put it. Proud of her country? I have always been proud to be an American.

I'm not sure who is worse - him or here. But two peas from the same pod for sure.

The Frog


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Poolman and Frog, thank you for reading my hub. Michelle Obama is as phony as her husband.


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Thank you for your hub, as I'd not taken time yet to read up on her background. What a disappointing one it is. Sad that she is as bad as him. Regime change, now!


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Thank you ms dee, for reading my hub. The Obama's clearly have an agenda and I don't think it's in our best interests.


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PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida

mslizzee,

I try to always stay positive, and try not to say anything negative about anyone, however,she is no Jackie Kennedy, and never will have her class or taste in clothes. I had to laugh to myself when the news media was making such a fuss over her beauty and fashion. I would have thought more of them if they had just kept their mouths closed.

Thanks, and have a great week.

Bobbi


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

I have never seen a first lady appear in public looking the way Mrs. Obama looks. Seems to me when you are the lst lady, you absolutely must be aware there are cameras everywhere and these photos go all over the world. That is just the price you pay for this level of celebrity. Also if you are going to speak publicly to the world about compassion and humanity it's probably better not to then turn around and be inhumane to the poor in your own hometown. I just find Mrs. OBama and her husband to be phony and a disgrace to the office and I don't mind saying so. I'm glad there are nice people like you to balance my not so nice comments:)


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paintphd 4 years ago from Manchester Tennessee

I never saw your Hub, Until after I had written mine on the same subject. The fact sheet website claimes the 316k salary was'nt based on fact so I ommited it from my research, just so the libs would'nt pull me on it. You've written and presented the information as I hope you'll find I have. A commenter said my hub may be pulled due to it's truth. I hope the editor will respect our voices. Thanks for beinga woman in this country who has not fallen for their lie's...Keep informing...Vote Up


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mslizzee 4 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Thank you paint: Many of my hubs about Islam etc, are censored by the staff at Hub with the comment that it is a repeat. Keep on with it. We seem to be in the minority in a country of real dummies.

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