Saturday, July 3, 2010

The White House Staff

On Friday, the White House released a list of its staff and their wages (you can view it here). The yearly salary totals over $38,000,000. Yes, that is with an M. This is not an indictment of the Obama White House but more of the White House or government structure in toto. The First Lady has a staff of over a dozen people with a combined salary of nearly $1.2 million.

Obama has 12 members of his staff that are advising him on economic policy (okay, this may be an indictment of the Obama staff ...). Their combined salary is over $1.4 million per year. Feel like you are getting your money's worth there?

It is no secret that government staffs at all levels become bloated over time. This is just a stark example of it.

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