How much does it cost at Camp Whiny Whiny?

Just below, a funny piece by Mark Steyn regarding Michelle Obama’s money problems—

Did you know she said the Obamas spend $10,000 a year on summer camp, piano, dance and other endeavors for their kids?  How many summer camps do they attend?  And do they attend piano and dance lessons twice a day per child? 

Or is it that you just have to pay a lot of money for someone else to occupy your children while Dad runs for President and mom works in a high-paying “community” job (she prefers that people work in the community, not the corporation—see Byron York’s piece!)

Here’s Steyn’s funny quips and references to others who wrote about it:

There are, as it turns out, three Americas: one where John Edwards is livin’ it up on a gazillion dollars a year; one where you’re rubbing along on much less; and one where downtrodden hardworking folks are struggling to make ends meet on half-a-million a year. Byron quoted this heartreaking vignette from Obamaland a week or so back:

“We spend between the two kids, on extracurriculars outside the classroom, we’re spending about $10,000 a year on piano and dance and sports supplements. And summer programs… Do you know what summer camp costs?”

Don Surber responds to Princess Michelle:

Well, actually I don’t. None of my kids went. I spent a week once at Camp Wanakee…

In 2005, Mrs. O’s salary was $316,962 at the University of Chicago Hospital. She’s a lawyer, not a doctor.

Hubby’s pay as a U.S. senator topped $160 K that year.

If you are struggling to make ends meet on a half-million a year — a 1040 that puts you in the top 2% of Americans — then the problem is you, not the country.

Still this woman, who was never proud of America when her husband was elected to the state legislature or even the United States Senate, whines and whines and whines.

America is, she said, “just downright mean.”

“Yes, we can!” says Obama. But not on a mere 500 grand a year.


5 Responses

  1. Here’s my question: with their icome triple that of my family, how much does the Obama’s donate to charity? My total last year was about $8k (all secular). Part of that was going to Africa and working with orphans directly.

    The question is: what is Michelle Obama doing personally to make the world better? Especially when her salary went from $121K to $316K in one jump, just when hubby got elected to the Senate (a coincidence, I’m sure.)

  2. MikeO
    Good Point! With people like the Obamas and the Clintons, I always go back to what I think they do, but never admit, and that is—–Do as I say, not as I do!

  3. Frankly, I don’t know how ANYONE in their position could make ends meet on a half-million a year. You people are hate-filled, ignorant, bigoted, and jealous people to criticize them! You just don’t understand!

    They have clothes to buy, limos and private jets to charter, and higher office to campaign for! My gosh, forget about summer camp, their nanny cost must be through the roof! Do you actually expect that they would have to actually DEAL with their kids? Michelle Obama is ashamed of this country…there is CHANGE to be done! They need our help and sympathy…not the scorn of a Right-wing nut-job hatemonger!

  4. good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Lets see here, Summer camp costs about 150 dollars. That’s a drop in the bucket for someone who makes $500,000 a year. But you just can’t expect someone to spend time with their kids unless it’s for a TV spot. 500,000 dollars a year, and Michelle cannot be proud of her country. She is just so oppressed.

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