For some reason, people love to talk about how classy Michelle Obama is as America’s First Lady, but most of us just don’t see it, and Cubans likely agree with us after what she was caught doing for the whole country to see.
Here in America, we often get reminded that in the eyes of the Obama family, we’re nothing but mere peasants who should do as we’re told and not comment on their glaring hypocrisy for we’ll be called “racist!” Well, we can at least sleep with a little more ease knowing that it’s not just us who have to deal with their blatant arrogance.
A report from the Washington Free Beacon gives yet another example of Michelle Obama living the high life on the taxpayer’s dime, only this time, she threw it in the faces of those highly oppressed by the communist regime. How? She wore dresses that totaled more than 23 times the average annual salary in Cuba, and did so with zero shame whatsoever.
Check it out:
When the president and his family landed in Cuba Sunday, the first lady descended Air Force One wearing a sleeveless, rose-print dress made by designer Carolina Herrera. The dress is currently sold for $2,190 at Bergdorf Goodman, an upscale department store.
Later, on Monday evening, Obama dressed in a floral, knee-length dress from designer Naeem Khan to attend the state dinner at the Palace of the Revolution in Havana, Cuba. A similar frock from Naeem Khan, a Barack Obama donor, available in the designer’s pre-fall 2016 collection costs$4,490.
According to Trading Economics, a provider of historical economic data, the average monthly salary in Cuba was 584 pesos, or about $24, in 2014, based on statistics provided by the National Office of Statistics. That represented a significant increase in the average monthly salary over the previous year, which was 471 pesos ($20).
The report went on to note that over 12 months, the average employee salary in the country was a paltry $288 in 2014. The dress Michelle wore on Sunday alone was worth nearly eight times that amount, and the other dress is over 16 times the amount. Combined, the two dresses really do cost more than 23 times the salary most Cubans take home in a year.
Although, I suppose we really shouldn’t be surprised. As we previously reported, the Obamas have a sweet tooth for expensive clothing, including their daughters Sasha and Malia.
The girls attended their first White house formal dinner recently, and combined, their dresses cost more than the median household income in America. One of the girls chose a dress that cost nearly $20,000, and the other went a more modest amount by choosing a $17,990 dress.
So just like here in America, people abroad are forced to choke down a heaping pile of hypocrisy from the Obama family. And to think, the leftists in our nation try to convince us that they’re just like us “normal” people.
Yeah okay. Show some humility then.