"Waste Of The Week" on The National Desk: Biden's White House Payroll Has Never Been Higher 126_TND_WOTW_WH_payroll

August 12, 2022 04:00 PM



This week's "Waste of the Week" goes to the Connecticut Port Authority and President Joe Biden's administration for its historic payroll.

CEO and founder of OpentheBooks.com, Adam Andrzejewski, joined The National Desk Friday morning for the weekly segment where he breaks down areas of waste his organization has uncovered. 

The White House payroll spending was published July 1 to give Congress a comprehensive look at all of the spending through an oversight report. 

How much did Biden spend in his first two years as president?

So, in his first two years, President Joe Biden on the White House payroll spent over $100 million. It was actually $100.7 million over the course of his first two years. The payroll headcounts at the White House have never been higher," Andrzejewski said. 

But who made the most money? Andrzejewski said the top paid staffer is actually the former director of the National Institute of Health, Francis Collins, and he makes more than $300,000.


"All the way back through [Barack] Obama, we've never seen White House staffer make more than $240,000. The folks you see on TV, like the national security officer, the Chief of staff, the press secretary, they make $180,000," Andrzejewski explained.

Vice President Kamala Harris' payroll was not included in this oversight report and Andrzejewski said she is "the elected official in the country that is the least transparent."

"She discloses no payroll and claims that she's not subject to disclosing. It's a virtue of the federal Freedom of Information Act," Andrzejewski said.

For more of his interview with The National Desk's Jan Jeffcoat, watch the full video above.

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