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Subscriber Special - New: Our Analysis of Trump's White House Salaries

July 2, 2017 09:15 AM
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"If the White House payroll is a leading indicator of the president's commitment to shrink government 
then voters have a reason to cheer."
Trump's Leaner White House Payroll Projected 
To Save Taxpayers $22 Million
 
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On Friday, the White House released their salary report on staff. With a significantly leaner administration, we project 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.
 
Here are some of our 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). Laura Bush had 18 dedicated employees.
After all, it's your money!
Adam Andrzejewski (say: Angie-f-ski)
Founder and CEO, OpenTheBooks.com
 
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