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Trump White House Has Smaller Staff, Spends Less on Salaries Than Obama White House
The Tennessee Star ^ | July 9, 2018 | by Jeremiah Poff

Posted on 07/12/2018 2:37:56 AM PDT by 11th_VA

Over $20 million in taxpayer funds could be saved at the end of President Donald Trump’s first term in office due to his leaner White House operation.

A new report on the White House Office Personnel revealed that Trump has a significantly smaller staff than his predecessor did at this time, according to an analysis by Open the Books, a government watchdog organization that focuses on spending.

“Although the White House personnel budget is an infinitesimal part of the $3.9 trillion federal budget, it is an important forecasting indicator showing Trump’s deep commitment to cut the size, scope and power of the federal government and reign in waste,” wrote Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of Open the Books, in an op-ed for Forbes.

As of June 30, 2018, the White House currently employs 374 people, three fewer than were employed in 2017. It’s also significantly lower than the 469 that were employed in 2010 by then President Barack Obama.

In addition to maintaining a smaller staff size, Trump’s White House has also cut payroll by over $5 million when compared to Obama’s 2015 staff. The 2018 payroll currently sits at $35.2 million, in contrast to the 2015 payroll which Open the Books reported exceeded $40.9 million.

Open the Books also noted that by maintaining a smaller staff and by refusing to take a salary, Trump has already saved $11 million in taxpayer dollars, and “four-year savings could easily top $22 million.”

Each quarter, Trump has donated his salary, including to the Department of Education, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Among the various areas in the West Wing with reduced staff, the office of First Lady Melania Trump is notable. Trump has a staff under half the size of then-First Lady Michelle Obama’s in 2009. Trump currently has 10 staffers, while Obama had 24.


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Well done !
1 posted on 07/12/2018 2:37:57 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

The Obama’s like the Hi-Life............


2 posted on 07/12/2018 2:50:06 AM PDT by yoe (A VOTE FOR THE LEFT IS A VOTE AGAINST THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.)
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As of June 30, 2018, the White House currently employs 374 people, three fewer than were employed in 2017. It’s also significantly lower than the 469 that were employed in 2010 by then President Barack Obama.

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I think the difference is the size of Michael’s unprecedented First Lady staff.


3 posted on 07/12/2018 2:52:34 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: yoe

“The Obama’s like the Hi-Life.........…”

Funny, I always took him for a Colt .45 Malt Liquor kind...


4 posted on 07/12/2018 2:52:45 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: 11th_VA

...and gets five to ten times as much done, and it’s pro America, unlike with Obama’s crew.


5 posted on 07/12/2018 3:10:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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To: 11th_VA

“reign in waste”

I’d prefer that he rein in waste. Presidents don’t reign in America, in any case; they serve.


6 posted on 07/12/2018 3:15:58 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Moonman62

That was a real misleading couple of sentences there.

If you’re not careful you could easily compare Trump 2018 to Trump 2017 and think he only cut three jobs over all.

Actually he cut 95 jobs since Obama’s 2015.


7 posted on 07/12/2018 3:16:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Take a look out there folks. Can you see evidence of a Left Wing Hate Group, perhaps fascist too?)
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The Mooch needed that size staff so they could fawn at her beauty, intellectual brilliance, and stunning fashion sense.
8 posted on 07/12/2018 3:35:52 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: Moonman62
I think the difference is the size of Michael’s unprecedented First Lady staff.

Given the videos from Michelle dancing on Ellen's show, I would agree! ;-P

9 posted on 07/12/2018 3:38:49 AM PDT by MortMan (The white board is a remarkable invention.)
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To: 11th_VA

The difference was probably Moochelle’s gaggle of servants.


10 posted on 07/12/2018 3:39:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Liberals, piss off. That is all.)
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“Trump drives up unemployment in primarily-black city”....


11 posted on 07/12/2018 4:04:28 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 11th_VA

And PDJT doesn’t take a paycheck! MAGA!


12 posted on 07/12/2018 4:20:34 AM PDT by FES0844 (SGould the allow it. Hi call the shots. I’m sure Laura would have stayed Oman w)
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To: Moonman62

Exactly.

Her ‘royal court’ was nothing more than legalized welfare for her ‘friends’.

Still wondering what the fallout is from labeling those fake kids of hers ‘senior staff’ on that taxpayer funded luxury vacation.

Was it to secure a pension for them?


13 posted on 07/12/2018 4:29:17 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: 11th_VA

I’ll bet those savings increase when you throw in incidental costs (food, entertainment, etc.) as well.


14 posted on 07/12/2018 4:36:10 AM PDT by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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To: yoe

“O” was like the Clintons... they were very obviously behaving like people who were not used to having money.

“O” especially, could not think of enough ways to ‘f’ up taxpayer money.

One really ghastly example is that “O” dragged his mother in law around when traveling and I think she even lived in the WH... (I remember reading something about that.) Where is it written that US taxpayers have to support everyone following in the President’s entourage?


15 posted on 07/12/2018 5:03:00 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Nearly all men can stand adversity...to test a man's character, give him power." A. Lincoln)
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To: 11th_VA

Of course.... he isn’t appointing ‘Czars’ for every flipping thing. He is also a competent leader....


16 posted on 07/12/2018 5:19:35 AM PDT by VaeVictis (~Woe to the Conquered~)
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To: 11th_VA

Per NYT: “, Women and Children Hardest Hit”


17 posted on 07/12/2018 5:31:49 AM PDT by dinodino
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To: 11th_VA

Trump is super efficient!


18 posted on 07/12/2018 5:35:08 AM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: rightwingcrazy

Well, it must be said that Trump’s immediate predecessor certainly reigned in waste.


19 posted on 07/12/2018 5:36:15 AM PDT by Ciaphas Cain ("Progressivism" is as every kind of evil: it can never create, only corrupt and destroy.)
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To: 11th_VA
As of June 30, 2018, the White House currently employs 374 people

Idi Obama had that many just to handle his teleprompters.

20 posted on 07/12/2018 5:39:44 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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