Wednesday, July 5, 2017

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS: Trump's Leaner White House Payroll Projected To Save Taxpayers $22 Million

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
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
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). --->
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Trumps Spend $5 Million Less Than Obamas On White House Salaries

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