Friday, January 7, 2011

Gibbs Quits...Obama's Wife Pregnant... Wow! How could this happen?

...a little news from the homefront
source: Politics Alabama

Poor, Underpaid Presidential Spokesman by Matthew Givens

I don't know if you caught this, but in saying goodbye to his Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs, PresBo actually had the nerve to call his $172,200 a year salary "modest." These were his exact words:
He’s had a six-year stretch now where basically he’s been going 24/7 with relatively modest pay. I think it’s natural for someone like Robert to want to step back for a second to reflect, retool and that, as a consequence, brings about both challenges and opportunities for the White House.
I won't comment on whether or not his job has been as hectic as PresBo says... I have no reason to doubt it. But to call $172,200 a year a "modest salary" is ridiculous. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't PresBo claim that any person earning $200,000 or more is "rich?" How can we go from a "modest salary" to "filthy rich" in just $27,800?

There's a logical disconnect, there.

But you see, to PresBo, surrounded by people who are worth millions, that $172,000 probably does look pretty modest. It's a sense of entitlement that they have. Since, after all, they are serving our nation by running it, they deserve all the perks they can wring out of a grateful peasantry. The politicians are, at least in their own view, America's version of royalty. And for royalty, is $172,200 really that much?

Personally, this is an attitude that has to GO. Those working for the government should not be making more money than 92% of Americans... as did Gibbs.
...and from the opposite side of the globe
source: One India News   [ it appears that not only the Americans citizens were getting screwed...]

US official resigns over Mrs Obama's pregnancy?

Washington, Jan 7: Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary suddenly resigned from his post which forced many to came out with their own speculations.
But rumours said, Gibbs became the victim of the first lady, Michelle Obama's scorn as report revealed that Mrs Obama got angry with Gibbs after he disclosed about her "pregnancy."
US President Obama, stating about Gibbs, said, "sad...Gibbs would temporarily...lose his mind...and reveal Michelle's pregnancy to the public."
Few days back, Gibbs, in conversation with media, disclosed about Mrs Obama's pregnancy, though he did not confirm or deny the rumor directly.  
However, WWN has confirmed that Michelle Obama is about two months into her pregnancy and the President and First Lady expect to have the baby sometime in late July 2011. 

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