If there’s one thing former President Donald Trump did better than sitting incompetent cucumberhead incumbent Joe Biden – it’s spend less money on a White House payroll.
As of now, according to a report on Forbes, President Joe Biden could have the most expensive White House payroll in history and it really makes you wonder where all that money is going.
If you’re reading this as an American taxpayer, then yes, you certainly have a reason to be bitter and irritable about Biden’s White House and their inability to cut costs and reduce government staff when it’s not entirely needed. You know, like stop making up jobs that aren’t really needed just so friends and family can get a six-figure salary on the back of American taxpayers. Now for the fact checkers – that was merely an opinion and not a fact backed up by evidence – but I am almost certain, if we did enough research, that we could find at least one job that went to a friend, family member, or business associate as a handshake.
Let’s see what Forbes said:
Projected four-year costs of Biden’s White House payroll could top $200 million. For comparison, inflation adjusted, the Trump administration spent $164.3 million (2017-2020) and the Obama administration spent $188.5 million (2009-2012).
Today, on July 1st, the Biden administration released the annual Report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. President Biden hired czars, expensive “fellows,” “assistants,” and spent on a much larger First Lady (FLOTUS) staff.
The payroll report included the name, status, salary and position title of all 567 White House employees costing taxpayers $49.6 million. (Search Biden’s White House payroll and Trump’s four years posted at OpenTheBooks.com.)
That’s an average of about $87,477 per staffer. I really hope the guy cutting the lawns is compensated well.
Since January, the Biden administration has quickly staffed up. Here are some key findings from our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com:
-There are 190 more employees on White House staff under Biden than under Trump (377) and 80 more than under Obama (487) at this point in their respective presidencies.
-$9.6 million increase in payroll spending vs. the Trump FY2017 payroll. In 2017, the Trump White House spent $40 million for 377 employees, while the Biden payroll amounts to $49.6 million for 567 employees. All spending amounts are inflation adjusted.
How do you, as an incoming president, acquire a White House that is already staffed, and literally hire 190 more people within the first few months?
Why didn’t Biden’s administration use the staff they have to get the job done, cut out the jobs that aren’t really important, and learn how to be a little efficient for once?
-Hires include 320 female staffers ($28.9 million salaries) vs. 240 male staffers ($20.8 million salaries). In terms of top staffers — Special Assistants — there are 53 female ($6.3 million salaries) vs. 37 males ($4.4 million).
-Currently, there are 12 staffers dedicated – at least in part – to Dr. Jill Biden vs. five staffers who served Melania Trump in her first year (FY2017).
-Counts of the “Assistants to the President” – the most trusted advisors to the president – are the same (22) in for the Biden administration and the Trump and Obama administrations. This year, these advisors make $180,000.
Jill Biden is THAT incompetent that she needs TWELVE ASSISTANTS? I couldn’t even remember 12 assistants names, let alone find a use for them. What are they doing, polishing her “doctorate” degree while playing a game of Operation in the break room?
Melania Trump had five assistants. Jill Biden probably needs seven more because she’s carting her puttering president husband around, and his brain is more baked then a twice-baked golden russet.
This year’s list of key advisors includes names such as Ron Klain (Chief of Staff), Susan Rice (Domestic Policy Council), Jennifer Psaki (Press Secretary), and Kate Bedingfield (Communications Director), Mike Donilon (Senior Advisor), and Steve Ricchetti (Counselor).
In the Trump first-year, Steven Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Omarosa Manigault, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and 17 others made salaries of $179,700. In Obama’s first-year, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and twenty others held the title with top pay of $172,000.
-The most highly compensated White House Biden staffer? The top paid is Molly Groom ($185,656), Policy Advisor For Immigration, a crisis issue for the administration. The second highest paid is Elizabeth Hone ($183,164), Senior Policy Advisor For Broadband. The administration proposed $100 billion in government ownership of broadband.
In Trump’s administration (2017), Mark House, Senior Policy Advisor, had a salary of $187,500. In Obama’s Administration (2009), David Marcozzi earned $193,000 “on detail” from Health and Human Services.
How funny is that? A policy advisor for immigration it Biden’s highest paid staffer. Well, judging by the look of the border, I guess Molly Groom forgot to show up for work all year. Also, never heard of her. Likely because she isn’t doing her job, but she’s getting paid the same amount of money that about three teachers get and most of them (not the liberal ones) actually work for a living.
But wait, there’s more!
Dr. Jill Biden has 12 staffers including press, communication, and advance trip directors; media coordinators and schedulers. There are senior advisors, and even a couple of social secretaries. Five of the employees also serve the president in some capacity.
In 2009, former First Lady Michelle Obama faced criticism for her twenty-four assistants, advisors, aides, and social secretaries. Laura Bush had a staff of eighteen. In 2017, Melania Trump, in her first year, had a staff of five employees.
So basically, the First Lady who had the smallest number of assistants, never really was respected, never really made her way on to too many magazine covers, and never really caused any issues other than being married to Donald Trump – was the most competent of the last three presidents.
It’s a shame Melania never got the respect she deserved because raging liberals hated her husband so much.
But if there’s anything we know, it’s that she did a great job and Joe Biden’s White House is a complete waste of money.
Doesn’t take a doctor to figure that out, right Jill?