Monday, July 18, 2011

No White House Recession: Obama’s 454 Staffers Cost Taxpayers $37,121,463

According to a report in the New York Post, President Obama’s White House employs 454 people with an annual cost of $37,121,463. The administration can point to the fact that there are 15 fewer people on the payroll this year, representing a savings of $1.7 million dollars a year. (For the record, Czars are excluded from this list.) But, within those numbers are some very interesting facts worth mentioning:

Obama’s 454 employees beats George W. Bush’s 447.

Obama’s crew also costs taxpayers $4 million dollars per year MORE than Bush’s, 13% more.

Also among the current White House staffers, 21 of them are earning the maximum allowed of $172,200 (very close to what Senators and Congressmen earn)

Almost one in three makes $100k

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