Michelle knows health care well

Story contributed by SWPAnna

Our media didn’t bother to cover this travesty – everything is hidden before during and after the election and I am sure they won’t bother to tell you about this now either.

Michelle Obama’s Job Eliminated

Chicago Daily Observer 14 January 2009 64 Comments

She hasn’t shown up for work very regularly over the last year or so, so when Michelle Obama’s $300,000 job was cut at the University of Chicago Hospitals, it may have been hard to notice the difference.  Crain’s skipped the part about the incoming First Lady, must have been an oversight in their expert analysis of Chicago Business, because we know Crain’s is “Not show business. All business”.

The Tribune announced the layoff without much analysis, but let the cat far enough out of the bag to prompt our Don Rose to question how important Michelle Obama’s job must have been, as it was so easily eliminated.  The New Republic gnashes their dentures at the how a community can be served without Michelle Obama, despite the void of actual labor she has performed while being on the campaign trail.  The comments are much more informative than the article in TNR.

The Washington Post smells a rat, with a critical article of a lawyer from U of C hospitals, who worked with Michelle Obama in implementing a rationalization of emergency healthcare delivery.  The lawyer, Susan Sher, had the nerve to co-operate with President Bush and the Federal Government’s initiatives to deliver emergency care in the emergency room, and everyday care in health clinics.  No word on the Michelle’s level of co-operation with the Bush administration at her executive position.

The Univesity of Chicago Press Room continues to impress with stories about blood cancer therapies and a Webcast of innovative cardiac surgery, but is tight lipped about layoffs effecting the First Lady and 15 other senior executives.

Supporters say so what!

PulSamsara said:

Blah.. Blah.. Blah
Much – ado – about – nothing.
Contain your sour grapes… they’re falling out all over the place.

The rest of us say- please no thanks -none of this for the rest of the country

eekamouse said:

Isn’t this that $300K salary that Michelle Obama had to “work twice as hard to get half as much” for? Her contribution and hard work must not have been critical or even necessary for the hospital to not consider refilling her position — so what does this say about how Obama does business? Sounds like politics as usual.

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3 Responses

  1. Lol @ twice as hard for half as much.

  2. Are you kidding me? She didn’t resign this position until the middle of this month? Where can I get me one of those Chicago machine jobs? Has she been drawing her salary all this time? Sheesh, even for the Obamas, this leaves me speechless at the greed.

  3. It’s these overpaid Board Members and stock holders along with an Insurance and health care industry profit that has increased the costs of health care.while short changing the public.
    When Michelle was on the Board she did work, her job was to help keep the community out of the emergency room and send them into the local clinics. Well, she did hire David Axelrod to run that campaign for them. She contributed, and she got a campaign manager for her husband. She’s a multitasker.

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