Joe Biden’s White House Payroll Costing Taxpayers $52+ Million

(Republican Leader) – The Biden regime has no problem spending American tax dollars. In the three years thus far, it has spent $158.8 million on the largest White House payroll since 1971. For FY2023, the White House staff has cost Americans $52,775,234.

Open The Books reports that no White House since Richard Nixon has employed over 500 people until the Biden regime. The Biden White House employed 560 during FY2021, 474 in FY2022 and 524 in FY2023.

At the same point in their respective presidencies, Biden employs 108 more than President Trump (416 in 2019) and Obama who employed 454 in 2011.

There has been a year over year turnover of 46% in White House staff and 220 employees from last year are no longer on the payroll this year. Last year alone the turnover rate was 39%.

Biden’s third year turnover is 27.8% higher than the 36% turnover in 2019, Trump’s third year.

One of the more frustrating revelations is that Jill Biden’s staff more than doubled from last year when she had only 8 staffers compared to 20 this year.

This week, the Biden regime released its annual report to Congress regarding the White House Office Personnel and the payroll data gives all kinds of information like employee name, status, salary and position title for all White House employees as of June 30, 2023.

Joe Biden has been on a mission since day one to vastly increase the size and scope of the federal government. He’s definitely managed to accomplish that at the White House.

You might be wondering who is the highest paid White House staff member? The answer is confounding. The highest paid is Demetre C. Daskalakis who earns a hefty $260,718 and is the Deputy Coordinator for Monkeypox Response, as if that was an actual crisis in America. Nonetheless, Daskalakis is cashing in.

Second highest paid at least makes more sense. That would be Anand H. Das who makes $216,414, as the Senior Deputy Associate Counsel.

Last year, the two top paid employees were Francis S. Collins who made a staggering $300,000 to serve as the Acting Science Advisor to the President and Luisa M. Paiewonsky who brought in $191,300 as the Senior Policy Advisor for Transportation.

Biden also employs 115 “special assistants” who advise him on specific topics such as “climate”, “climate finance”, “gender” and “guns”. Last year, Biden had 91 employees with that designation.

Special assistant salaries range from $51,500 (15 staffers) to $132,500 (37 staffers). Collectively they make $12.8 million.

What are the accomplishments of these staffers, you might ask? Well, according to Open The Books:

“In 2021 two Biden White House staffers successfully pitched the Unicode Consortium, the organization that controls the number and design of emojis available on smart phones, to establish a donkey emoji—the symbol of the Democratic Party. Politico dubbed them the ’emoji czars.'”

What riveting work.

Open The Books also noted some important facts inside the most recent payroll release:

“Of the 524 White House staffers, 313 are women. Collectively, the women take home $30.9 million in salaries, with an average salary of $98,868. Men make up 207 of the staffers, collecting $21.5 in salaries, with an average salary of $103,801. Four staffers had gender-ambiguous names and could not be verified.

Biden’s White House has 28 “Assistants to the President” – the most trusted advisors to the president. This year, twenty of these advisors make $180,000 and eight make $168,000. Numbers in the higher pay band are similar to Trump (22-23) and Obama (20-24).

This year’s list of key advisors includes names such as Jeff Zients (Chief of Staff), Neera Tanden (Domestic Policy Advisory), Karine Jean-Pierre (Press Secretary), Lael Brainard (Director of the National Economic Council), Benjamin Labolt (Communications Director), Jonathan Finer (Principal Deputy National Security Advisory), and Stuart Delery (Counsel).”

“Like most presidents, Joe Biden doesn’t donate his $400,000 salary. Donald Trump was the first since John F. Kennedy to donate his pre-tax quarterly salary to government agencies.”

Meanwhile, there are some major differences in the size of Jill Biden’s staff as compared to her predecessor Melania Trump. Biden’s is similar to former First Lady Michelle Obama’s who was widely criticized for her 24-member staff in 2009. Melania, by contrast, had a staff ranging from five to 12 throughout her time in the White House.

Jill Biden has 20 staffers working for her this year compared to only 8 in 2022.

Another interesting aspect of Biden’s massive White House staff is how many people are employed relating to COVID despite Biden declaring the pandemic to be “over” on Sept. 19, 2022. The official federal public health emergency declaration wasn’t ended until May 11, 2023.

Open The Books divulged:

“Yet the White House still hosts multiple staffers with a title that includes “COVID-19 Response,” with salaries ranging from $183,500 for Karuna Seshasai (Senior Policy Advisor for the COVID-19 Response) to $51,500 for Theodore Sirota (Advisor to the Deputy Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response).”

Joe Biden is clearly committed to the unbridled expansion of the federal government and he’s making sure that effort starts at home.

Copyright 2023.


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