The Biden Administration is the Costliest for Taxpayers in U.S. History
You can always count on Democrats to expand the bureaucracy.
But Sleepy Joe has taken that to a record level in his first six months in office.
The Biden Administration has staffed up at lightning speed and it’s set to cost taxpayers a hefty price.
How much exactly?
At the current rate, the Biden Administration will cost taxpayers over $200 million in four years.
That surpasses President Trump.
And it even passes Obama.
With an expanding executive branch, American citizens can expect the power and size of the federal government to grow.
While Biden’s Administration is the most expensive in U.S. history, taxpayers receive extra pain due to rapid inflation.
If the White House payroll is a leading indicator of the president’s commitment to expand government then taxpayers have a reason for concern.
Projected four-year costs of Biden’s White House payroll could top $200 million. For comparison, inflation adjusted, the Trump administration spent $164.3 million (2017-2020) and the Obama administration spent $188.5 million (2009-2012).
Today, on July 1st, the Biden administration released the annual Report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. President Biden hired czars, expensive “fellows,” “assistants,” and spent on a much larger First Lady (FLOTUS) staff.
The payroll report included the name, status, salary and position title of all 567 White House employees costing taxpayers $49.6 million. (Search Biden’s White House payroll and Trump’s four years posted at OpenTheBooks.com.)
Since January, the Biden administration has quickly staffed up. Here are some key findings from our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com:
-There are 190 more employees on White House staff under Biden than under Trump (377) and 80 more than under Obama (487) at this point in their respective presidencies.
-$9.6 million increase in payroll spending vs. the Trump FY2017 payroll. In 2017, the Trump White House spent $40 million for 377 employees, while the Biden payroll amounts to $49.6 million for 567 employees. All spending amounts are inflation adjusted.
-Hires include 320 female staffers ($28.9 million salaries) vs. 240 male staffers ($20.8 million salaries). In terms of top staffers — Special Assistants — there are 53 female ($6.3 million salaries) vs. 37 males ($4.4 million).
-Currently, there are 12 staffers dedicated – at least in part – to Dr. Jill Biden vs. five staffers who served Melania Trump in her first year (FY2017).
The Western Journal provided commentary:
The outlet also noted that Biden has 190 more employees than his predecessor did at this point in their presidencies.
Adjusted for inflation, the Trump administration spent $164.3 million on personnel over four years, while the Obama administration spent $188.5 million over its first four years, according to Forbes.
With nearly 200 extra cooks in the kitchen — for a grand total of 567 — Biden’s White House has managed to drive up the cost of goods and services, sacrifice the country’s energy independence and surrender the southern border.
Even President Barack Obama employed fewer people at the White House, paying 487 staffers six months into his presidency.
Former President Donald Trump wasn’t known as a budget-obsessed chief executive. But the difference in less than six months is night and day. Trump did much more with much less.
Forbes gathered its information from OpenTheBooks.com.
If you look closely at the in-depth breakdown of staffers and their salaries, you might notice the same last name listed multiple times. That stands to reason.
As The Washington Post reported last month, some are concerned about a “pattern” of nepotism in Biden’s White House.
“At least five children of his top aides have secured coveted jobs in the new administration. They include two sons and a daughter of the White House counselor, the daughter of a deputy White House chief of staff and the daughter of the director of presidential personnel,” The Post noted.
The reported nepotism is no doubt costing Americans unnecessary cash while we’re facing a $3 trillion budget deficit by the end of the 2021 fiscal year.
Oh, and the current national debt is upwards of $28 trillion.
One White House position costing Americans big is that of press secretary Jen Psaki, who makes $180,000 annually — as do 21 other Biden staffers.
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