Did Michelle Obama Really make More than the Doctors?
Paid More than Doctors!
This isn’t exactly the kind of story that hit he evening news. And while I believe it is a fair representation of the ethics employed by Barack Obama other might just think this is coincidence. You’ll have to decide for yourself.
This is exactly the kind of Job Creation that Obama must have been speaking about when he was talking about using Public Moneys to expand the job market.
In 2002, Michelle Obama was hired by the University of
Chicago Hospital as its "Executive Director for Community Affairs" at
a salary of approximately $120,000.
In January of 2005, Barack Obama was sworn in as a United States Senator.
In March of 2005, Michelle Obama was promoted to "Vice President for Community and External Affairs" and her salary bumped nearly $200,000 (from $121,910 to $316,962). This position was "newly created" for Mrs. Obama. That’s not a bad increase in pay, but I don’t see the “tie” between her salary being TRIPLED and Barack Obama being sworn in as a Senator do you? I’m betting it was probably just a coincidence. It’s pretty common for State Universities to triple the salaries of their employees.
In 2005, Obama was named Vice President for Community and External Affairs at the Medical Center, where she was responsible for all programs and initiatives that involved relationships between the Medical Center and the community. She was also responsible for managing the Medical Center's business diversity program.
External Affairs? Business Diversity? What exactly does this mean? How does this benefit patients? Relationships between the Hospital and the community? It's a State run hospital. Please... this is a BS position made to order. Who dreams these "pretend" jobs up?
In February of 2006, Barack Obama requested a $1 million earmark for a new hospital pavilion at the University of Chicago. Again I’m wondering if there is a tie in to Michelle Obama being an employee and her raise or if this isn’t just another convenient coincidence?
Barack Obama Requested $1 Million For Construction Of A New Hospital Pavilion At The University Of Chicago. In 2006, Obama requested that the University of Chicago receive $1 million to support its Construction of NewHospital Pavilion.
Effective 9 January 2009, Michelle Obama resigned her position at UCH.
Effective 14 January 2009, Michelle Obama's VP position was eliminated, its functions absorbed into another executive's position. This prompted writer Don Rose to ask "[If] that work can be folded into another guy’s, why was it separate in the first place?"
There is nothing quite as convenient has high ethical
standards by which to guide your career.