By Cassandra Fairbanks
President Joe Biden’s White House payroll is the most expensive one in American history.
The projected cost of his staffing may exceed $200 million during his four-year term.
Forbes, who referred to the Biden payroll as “bloated,” reports that the Trump administration spent $164.3 million from 2017-2020 and the Obama administration spent $188.5 million from 2009-2012.
The report explains that “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.”
Biden has hired 567 White House employees costing taxpayers $49.6 million for this year alone. This is 190 more employees than the Trump administration had during this point in his administration, and 80 more than former President Barack Obama.
“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,” the Independent Journal Review noted.
At least 22 Biden staffers are receive salaries of $180,000 or more, including Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
“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,” Forbes reports. “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.”
In June, the Washington Post reported that there are concerns of 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 reported.
More information about White House spending can be found at OpenTheBooks.com.
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