Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.
In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.
Today’s offering: White House payroll budget highest it's been in 50 years!
Catholic Vote reports:
The White House staff budget has exceeded $158.8 million during the first three years of the Biden administration, the largest White House payroll since 1971.
Joe Biden is the first president since Richard Nixon to employ over 500 employees on the White House payroll.
“Biden employs 108 more staffers than Trump (416) (FY2019) and 70 more than Obama (454) (FY2011)...
Last year alone, the White House saw a 46% turnover rate. That means 220 employees from the previous year are no longer employed by the White House. This turnover is “27.8% higher than the 36% turnover in 2019, Trump’s third year,” Andrzejewski wrote...
Each year the White House is required to list the title and salary of every position on the White House payroll. This report shows that Biden “employs 115 special assistants to the president on policies ranging from ‘criminal justice and guns’ to ‘gender’ to ‘climate’ to, separately, ‘climate finance..."
“The large Biden White House payroll had been a leading indicator of his commitment to expand the federal bureaucracy at all levels,” Andrzejewski pointed out. “In the first nine days of his presidency, Biden issued many executive orders expanding the size, scope, and power of the federal bureaucracy.”
None of this is shocking.
Between record breaking budgets, billions to Ukraine with no accountability, and the overall mind-blowing size and cost of today's federal government... why wouldn't this White House have the biggest payroll budget in a half century?
Where would America be without 'special assistants' to the president to advise him on 'guns' and 'gender?'
Biden has 115 of these assistants.
Joe Biden hasn't cared one wit about fiscal responsibility on anything else, so why should anyone expect him to care about how much it costs to run his own presidential home?