Trump's Leaner White House Payroll Projected To Save Taxpayers $22 Million

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Trump is putting his money where his mouth is and reducing spending in areas he can without congress.

Good job Trump and thanks from reversing the King and Queen attitude of the Obama's.



If the White House payroll is a leading indicator of the president’s commitment to shrink government then voters have a reason to cheer. Projected four-year savings on the White House payroll could top $22 million. Savings come from President Trump’s refusal to take a salary as well as big reductions in other areas including the absence of czars, expensive “fellowships,” and spending on FLOTUS staff.

On Friday, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees. (Search the recent Trump administration payroll data – and last two-years of the Obama administration – posted at OpenTheBooks.com.)

Here are some key findings:

There are 110 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump than under Obama at this point in their respective presidencies.
$5.1 million in payroll savings vs. the Obama FY2015 payroll. In 2017, the Trump payroll amounts to $35.8 million for 377 employees, while the Obama payroll amounted to $40.9 million for 476 employees (FY2015).

Nineteen*fewer staffers are dedicated to The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently, there are five*staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. 24 staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009).

Counts of the “Assistants to the President” – the most trusted advisors to the president – are the same (22) in both first-year Trump and Obama administrations. In the Trump White House, Steven Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Omarosa Manigault, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and 17 others make 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 highest compensated White House Trump staffer? Mark House, Senior Policy Advisor, has a salary of $187,500. Mr. House is “on detail” from a federal agency which allows him to exceed the top pay-grade of $179,700. In Obama’s Administration (2009), David Marcozzi earned $193,000 “on detail” from Health and Human Services.

Our review of the Trump White House payroll confirms five*staffers dedicated to First Lady Melania Trump. Highly criticized for her twenty-four assistants, advisors, schedulers, directors, deputies, advance aides, associates, social and press secretaries and other helpers, former First Lady Michelle Obama’s staff was only slightly larger than Laura Bush’s staff of eighteen.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2017/07/02/trumps-leaner-white-house-payroll-projected-to-save-taxpayers-22-million/amp/
 
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Less gubmint?

Saving money?

You just KNOW that concept will be unpopular with some of our members.

Gubmint can NEVER be big enough and wasteful enough to suit them.
 
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Wow, $22,000,000 over 4 years. Impressive considering the thousands of folks an administration employees.

By impressive I mean to his sycophantic followers who would praise the smell coming fron his southern regions the morning after chili night they are so enamored with him.

Another theory could be that he such a grossly incompetent manager he simply can not fill open roles.
 
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Less gubmint?

Saving money?

You just KNOW that concept will be unpopular with some of our members.

Gubmint can NEVER be big enough and wasteful enough to suit them.
You might stop and ask yourself..na you would never actually do that...
 
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Trump should be paid less...he has zero accomplishments. Zero legislation. Is wrestling CNN an accomplishment?

Melania and Barron Trump cost American's 68 million to go to school for 5 months of school.

5.2 million Summer time lunches will be served to DC area students @ $8.00 for 2 meals and a snack.

5.2 million meals at $41.6 million. One child ate up a lot of meals.
 
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Trump is putting his money where his mouth is and reducing spending in areas he can without congress.

Good job Trump and thanks from reversing the King and Queen attitude of the Obama's.






https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2017/07/02/trumps-leaner-white-house-payroll-projected-to-save-taxpayers-22-million/amp/

The bold might be the most hilarious part of this.


I would venture to say a certain amount of garish or opulent lifestyle comes with being the head of state of this country, situated in what looks like a large mansion, secluded from the public.

To to think that the Trump's somehow brought humility and low key back to the White House is laughable.
 
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Good job Trump and thanks from reversing the King and Queen attitude of the Obama's.
Good job mr trump...the world can careless about you.

The Obama's are treated like royalty anywhere in the world they go. The world loves the Obamas.