Fw: Fw: These Shoes Are Worth $635.00

These shoes are worth $635?? 
I wouldn't pay that if I was a millionaire!!!  

Photo: Huffington Post.

Photo: New York Magazine.

Barack Obama enjoys living like a king, so why shouldn't Michelle Obama live like a queen?

The First Lady was photographed last night in Hawaii wearing $635 per pair designer shoes by Maison Martin Margiela.

A woman lucky enough to have a job in this economy and working for the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour would have to work 88 hours (without taxes taken out) to make enough to pay for Michelle Obama's shoes.

The Obamas are staying at an $8.9 million estate for an estimated
$4,000 per night.  To cover the Obama's ten-night stay, the minimum wage worker would have to work two-and-a-half years (before taxes) to come up with the $40,000 Obama is reportedly laying out.

Obama has lectured Americans about how they can not expect to
live their lives as indulgently as they have in the past. He has lectured businesses about their travel and pay.  Yet Obama and his wife live like kings and queens.

The news media has yet to call him out on his extravagance when there is 10% unemployment with no sign of the employment picture improving this coming year.

The way they spend OUR MONEY is an insult to every hard working citizen of this country. GREED is their CREED !

Please send this to everyone, including Politicians, to see if any of them has the guts to start an investigation into the extravagance they show daily.

Do it before this gets pulled off the internet.


LiberalGunner said...

Shoes? That's the best you got? They do have their own money. I believe last income tax would put them in that rich category they want to tax.

SoRefined said...

So we're seriously operating under the thought that Michelle Obama's shoes are like, tacked on to the budget here? Really? Like she's going to the store with some sort of Congressional Appropriation American Express?

Also, love how minimum wage is clearly indicated as a very difficult amount to live on... and yet countless RWFs about how high on the hog minimum wage earners live/how minimum wage is killing businesses, etc., continue to circulate.

How does the cognitive dissonance NOT hurt?

Anonymous said...

What a breath of fresh air hearing a right winger worrying about how hard it might be for someone on minimum wages.

Anonymous said...

Anon hit it out of the ballpark.

While the Snopes forums are doing a fairly good job pointing out the obvious problems with this e-mail, I think their best point is that Michelle Obama is not allowed to dress casually, and now she's not allowed to look classy.

Anonymous said...

Obama has NEVER had a JOB... he got his money from books that actually tell the TRUTH about WHO he is and if Americans had READ those books... he would not ever have been on ANY ballot because people would have recognised him as a seditionist and a TRAITOR.. Tell me defenders of Obama,, why did George Soros choose him to destroy America???

dave said...

Actually, Anon, millions of Obama voters did read those books, but they read them from cover -to-cover. They didn't read little out of context snippets assembled by an author of RW FWDs in his parents' basement. As for the state of America, Obama is cleaning up the destruction of Bush/Cheney, or are you another one of those delusional types who thinks the nation was all candy and roses until the day Obama was sworn in?


CharlieE said...


Millions of people have read those books. It's how Barack Obama became a self-made millionaire.

Never had a job? He had a job teaching constitutional law. He had a job as a state senator. He had a job as a U.S. Senator. I think he has a job now.

The Obamas are rich. Michelle can buy whatever shoes she wants to wear.

And what is the Republican fascination with George Soros all about?

Anonymous said...

@ anon

So tell me, anon...in response to your question about George Soros: when did you stop beating your wife?

See what I did there? That's called a loaded question. It's a logical fallacy based on a false presupposition. Logical fallacies are seemingly the only way conservatives can 'debate' an issue.


Being a teacher at University of Chicago Law School is a JOB.

Being an attorney specializing in employment/housing discrimination is a JOB.

Being a state senator and a US senator is a JOB.

And being president is a JOB.

Stop being a brainwashed fool for even 10 seconds.

Anonymous said...

On a sort of tangent...yes, the Obama's are rich. But how much of it are we paying for?

According to Wikipedia, the President's salary is as follows:

"The president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 non-taxable travel account and $19,000 for entertainment." So - a compenation package of a little over half a million (plus housing, of course). Michelle, like other First Ladies before her, has a tax-payer compensated staff, but no salary.

It's certainly a generous amount of money by almost anyone's standards. (With the exception, of course, of the multi-millionaires and billionaires who always benefit from Republican tax cuts, but that's neither here nor there.)

Here's the kicker, though:

"The most recent raise in salary was approved by Congress and President Bill Clinton in 1999 and went into effect in 2001."

In other words, the Obamas are making exactly what the Bushes made in terms of tax-payer funded compensation (and more than the Clinton's made).

Funny, but I don't remember any right-wing forwards complaining about the Bushes' income, or bitching about how the Clinton's managed to get by without a raise, so why couldn't they. Wonder why that is?

Marc with a C said...

I didn't know republicans had a problem with private citizens spending their own personal incomes any way they see fit.

How very red guards of them.

Anonymous said...

Obama has NEVER had a JOB

They why did republicans raise such a stink about him having a job as a community organizer.

he got his money from books that actually tell the TRUTH about WHO he is and if Americans had READ those books

Writing books and selling them is a job and a perfectly legitimate way to make money. You know: capitalism, achievement, ambition, profit, all those things conservatives claim to love. As for the content of the books, my copies must have left out the supposed "truth" you speak of.

he would not ever have been on ANY ballot because people would have recognised him as a seditionist and a TRAITOR

What law prevents a seditionist from being on the ballot? As for being a traitor, not sure where in his books he reveals himself a traitor. Hell of a confession if it was there, but again my copies must be defective.

Tell me defenders of Obama,, why did George Soros choose him to destroy America???

Because he knew that Obama would scare the shit out of the Koch brothers and he wanted to stick it to those assholes?

katz said...

Anonymous troll:

Rewrite your post without the random capitalization and I'll read it and respond.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why conservatives care so much about George Soros spending his money on a party that actually tries to defend working Americans, unlike all the Republican billionaires who don't.

ferschitz said...

ROTHLOL!!!! Now this ONE is actually really funny (I'm serious). Like NOW these rightwingers - many of whom were peeing in their pants with unbridled joy when Nancy Reagan ran around constantly in designer (NOT off the rack but couture) duds - suddenly are infuriated when an African-American woman (let's get real here; that's the nub of the issue) has the brass iron nerve to spend big bucks on a pair of shoes!!!!!

LOL!! Love it. Yeah: double standards R hypocritcal Republicans. What is sauce for their goose is not sauce for the Democratic gander. What a load of crap.

And then: I *love it* that these hypocritical spooge buckets are now suddenly "educating" everyone about how hard it is live on minimum wage. Like: no effen sh*t, but if a Democratic voter or politician talks about that topic, we're shouted down by the teabaggers with racist barbs and lectures and sermans about how all minimum wage earners are lazy slackers out to rip off the wealthy.

This one takes the cake. Some rightwing think tank person must've smoked a doobie at lunch time or something to come up with this one. But I have to thank the billionaire who funded this one because: It. Is. Too. Funny!!!!

Hooray4US said...

I wouldn't spend $635 on a pair of shoes, but in these days, that's not the real top of the line for high-end shoes, which can cost upwards of several thousand dollars.

The Obamas have some money, and they spent some of it on themselves. A lot of middle class women spend this much on a pair of shoes and more.

I agree with ferschitz, a lot of this has to do with racism. These rightwingers cannot stand it that a black woman has that kind of money to spend (and looks pretty good, too). How dare Michelle Obama buy expensive shoes like that?? Who does she think she is?? Getting uppity now, isn't she?? Doesn't know her "place," does she??

And so on... more racist dog whistles, if you please.

Which goes hand in glove with the nasty troll who posted earlier claiming that Obama - the lazy black guy - "never had a job." Another little racist diatribe.

Typical and predictable. Racist to the bitter end.

Tootseye said...

I like how they say to forward this dumb racist rant "before it gets pulled off the Internet."

Like as if... who cares? Typical rightwing think-tank scare tactics. Wooooo, rightwingnuts (unfairly and unfactually) criticize Michelle Obama, so, of course, it will be "censored."

Spare me. As if anyone could care. Get. a. life.

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