Should the First Lady Get Paid?
First Ladies have never gotten paid. In fact, until 1978, there was not even a budget for staff and such for the First Lady. President Jimmy Carter signed public law 95-570 which allowed this to happen. According to the White House website, Mrs. Obama has 14 paid staffers with a total compensation of $1.17 million in salaries.
There are no official government responsibilities for a First Lady. Mostly her obligation are social and she might take on “pet” causes, such as Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. What do you think?
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