USA 2020 Elections: Thread

grarpamp grarpamp at
Sat Jul 3 18:39:27 PDT 2021

Biden the angry dodgey man, again...

> Joe Biden said he didn't know any business dealings...
> Hunter Biden's own photos prove Joe Biden is a liar...

Military is now gay...

Biden-Dems Wokesters Gorge Themselves on $Billions
while fucking You and Freedom over with their Socialist State...

Biden's Bloated White House Payroll Is Most Expensive In American History

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).

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

Since January, the Biden administration has quickly staffed up. Here
are some key findings from our auditors at

    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).
    Counts of the “Assistants to the President” – the most trusted
advisors to the president - are the same (22) in for the Biden
administration and the Trump and Obama administrations. This year,
these advisors make $180,000.
    This year’s list of key advisors includes names such as Ron Klain
(Chief of Staff), Susan Rice (Domestic Policy Council), Jennifer Psaki
(Press Secretary), and Kate Bedingfield (Communications Director),
Mike Donilon (Senior Advisor), and Steve Ricchetti (Counselor).
    In the Trump first-year, Steven Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Omarosa
Manigault, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer and 17 others made salaries of
$179,700. In Obama’s first-year, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and
twenty others held the title with top pay of $172,000.
    The most highly compensated White House Biden staffer? The top
paid is Molly Groom ($185,656), Policy Advisor For Immigration, a
crisis issue for the administration. The second highest paid is
Elizabeth Hone ($183,164), Senior Policy Advisor For Broadband. The
administration proposed $100 billion in government ownership of

In Trump’s administration (2017), Mark House, Senior Policy Advisor,
had a salary of $187,500. In Obama’s Administration (2009), David
Marcozzi earned $193,000 “on detail” from Health and Human Services.


Dr. Jill Biden has 12 staffers including press, communication, and
advance trip directors; media coordinators and schedulers. There are
senior advisors, and even a couple of social secretaries. Five of the
employees also serve the president in some capacity.

In 2009, former First Lady Michelle Obama faced criticism for her
twenty-four assistants, advisors, aides, and social secretaries. Laura
Bush had a staff of eighteen. In 2017, Melania Trump, in her first
year, had a staff of five employees.

These 12 White House employees serving First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (five
also serve the president in some capacity) cost taxpayers $1.35
million and include:

    Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon, Chief of Staff to the First Lady and
White House Gender Policy co-chair ($180,000);
    Elizabeth Alexander, Director of Communications for the First Lady
    Carlos Elizondo, Social Secretary ($155,000) and Deputy Social
Secretary, Liz Hart ($80,000)
    Press Secretary, Michael LaRosa, $100,000

Special Initiative Czars

Starting in 2009, President Obama came under fire for hiring special
initiative czars. From 2017-2020, we found no evidence of “czars” on
Trump’s payroll.

However, Biden has czar(ed) up – naming at least 21 czars to date,
with plans to fill 55 positions. These include:  National Climate
Advisor Regina McCarthy ($180,000) and a Special Envoy for Climate,
John Kerry – who is listed in press accounts, but doesn’t appear in
the payroll data. Others include Jeff Zients ($36,000), the COVID-19

Critics at Politico have already questioned, “How many czars does the
Biden administration need?”

White House Leadership Development Fellows

Starting in 2015, President Obama instituted a new fellowship – a
White House Leadership Development program with an initial class of
sixteen. During the Trump years, the program was dormant.

On June 4th, Biden appointed 22 members to the fellowship program.
None of these appear in the payroll disclosure.

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

Following tradition, Dr. Jill Biden isn’t paid as First Lady. However,
she is the 1st First Lady to maintain an outside income – her
government salary as a community college professor at Northern
Virginia Community College.

Although the White House personnel budget is an infinitesimal part of
the $4+ trillion federal budget, it could be a leading indicator of
Biden’s commitment to expand the size, scope, and power of the federal

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