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21 White House Staffers ‘Earn’ $172K A Year

From the Daily Caller:

White House salaries slide up

Neil Munro
07/01/2011

The 2011 White House salary report is out, and it shows that 141 people are paid more than $100,000 a year in President Barack Obama’s White House. Another 201 people on the staff of 454 are paid more than between $100,000 and $50,000.

That’s a jump from the last year of President George W. Bush’s tenure, when 130 people were paid more than $100,000, and 137 people were paid between $50,000 and $100,000

In typical fashion this ‘salary report‘ was released on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend, when they hoped no one would notice. And, of course, our mainstream media have not reported on this at all.

By the way, there is no mention of what these staffers receive in healthcare benefits and retirement pensions, which would drive up their remuneration considerably.

Neither Obama nor Vice-President Joe Biden are part of the payroll.

The salaries range from $172,200 all the way down to a bizarre $0 a year, the salary of three White House employees. Not counting the president, 21 people share the title of top earner, among them: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, advisors John Brennan, David Plouffe, and Valerie Jarrett speechwriter Jon Favreau, and the president’s chief of staff, Bill Daley.

Still, it is pretty shocking that 21 staffers — including the spokes-kid, Jay Carney and the flack, David Plouffe — get the same top salary that the Chief of Staff, Bill Dailey, receives. But of course the real pay off for most of the top staffers come once they have left the White House. Which is usually after a very short stint, anyway.

In Bush’s 2008 White House salary report, the lowest-paid of 447 staffers struggled home with $33,400 per year. There were two of them, but there was also another 100 people paid less than $40,000, out of total payroll of $33,193,021.

Obama’s White House is more generous with the taxpayer’s money. Not counting three unpaid employees, no-one in Obama’s house is paid less than $40,000. The two lowest-paid staffers take home $41,000, and 110 people take home salaries of up to $50,000

This should be no real surprise. Democrats are always as liberal with other people’s money as they are conservative with their own.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “21 White House Staffers ‘Earn’ $172K A Year”

  1. proreason says:

    Proof positive that salaries have little to do with competance.

  2. BigOil says:

    If my memory serves me, didn’t Barry freeze the pay of his staffers when he was immaculated? Like every pledge that comes from his mouth, there is an expiration date.

    Once upon a time people went into government to provide a service, now they join the government to be served.

  3. canary says:

    3 unpaid staffers. What about all those kiddies who work Michelle’s WH Plantation Garden.

    Do they really get retirement pensions?


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