Skip to comments.What Recession? Michelle Obama Wears $635 Shoes on $4000 Per Night Hawaii Vacation
Posted on 12/28/2009 7:16:00 PM PST by kristinn
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.
The shoe style is called "Leather open toe flat pumps." It features a "thin nude leather strap across the top of the toe."
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. If she can get them on sale, they would only set her back $445 for 62 hours work.
The Obamas are staying at an $8.9 million estate for an estimated $4000 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.
Thanks for your fashion expertise.
Well imagine that! What a couple of monetary biggots. I can’t stand either of them. They need to be removed at the first opportunity with emphasis. Send them home to chicago to rot!
Quite the trendsetter... The fashion mags will tout these as next season’s ‘must have’. And so will fashion runways...;meanwhile, America burns. sickening.
How much do you pay for top of the shoe
Looks like they should cost about $2.98 (plus tax, of course).
Liberals always whine about the rich “stealing” from the poor by giving them jobs and then Obama lives like a king on our stolen tax dollars. If Bush had done that in his first year, the libs would STILL be complaining.
Will we see a knock off at PayLess soon?
I wouldn’t be caught dead in those shoes. Imagine how much your feet would squish around in their own sweat! Gross.
“Do as I say, and not as I do. . . . “
It’s practically the motto of this administration. . . .
Just goes to show she’s stupid. Nobody with half a brain would pay that kind of money for those shoes.
Umm, I’m pretty sure WE, as in taxpayers, paid for those. The joke is on us.
Someone stole half of her shoes.
I doubt Mrs. Omama is paying for all her duds, will these be listed on gifts and contributions to the first family per law? Will our diligent national press look into who is funding her lavish lifestyle and what is the perk the funder is after? I hold my breath while waiting for the news.
I could cut some toes out of some sneakers down at the Outlet Mall for a lot less.
Despicable. Those shoes are truly UGLY, by the way... I wouldn’t pay 99 cents for ‘em.
CONFUCIUS SAY: 1/2 a shoe better than no shoe at all..
I didn’t know they made womens shoes that big.
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