Remember when she said she wouldn't be:
some little woman standing by my husband like Tammy Wynette...I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life.
Hillary made this comment 20 years ago, and democrats still feel like it demeans women if they stay at home to look after their own children. To many of them, it seems to them like such a backwards notion which puts women in a second-class citizen role.
How does President Obama feel about this? It goes without saying that he probably agrees with Hillary Rosen, his advisor. And of course, President Obama could not pass up this opportunity to continue his warlike rhetoric on wealthy people. Michelle "couldn't afford to stay at home" on his $162,000/year salary. Ironically, if he had implemented his wish of 50% tax rates for high income earners, certainly his wife could not have afforded to stay at home as the government would have been taking half, instead of 30%!