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Jim Geraghty

July 3, 2017

 

On Friday, the Trump administration released its annual report on White House office personnel, disclosing the name, salary, and position title of all 377 White House employees. OpenTheBooks.com, a private organization that tracks government spending, calculates that the Trump White House is costing taxpayers $5 million less, and employing 110 fewer staffers, than the the Obama White House in 2015.

Perhaps the biggest reduction comes in the size of the first lady’s staff: “There are five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. 24 staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009).” God bless Melania.

In the eyes of a fiscal conservative, this is good. This is not even a drop in the bucket of our overall government spending problems, but it is good to see the White House leading by example.

 

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smaller-government-least-1600-pennsylvania-avenue

Jim Geraghty

July 3, 2017

 

On Friday, the Trump administration released its annual report on White House office personnel, disclosing the name, salary, and position title of all 377 White House employees. OpenTheBooks.com, a private organization that tracks government spending, calculates that the Trump White House is costing taxpayers $5 million less, and employing 110 fewer staffers, than the the Obama White House in 2015.

Perhaps the biggest reduction comes in the size of the first lady’s staff: “There are five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs. 24 staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009).” God bless Melania.

In the eyes of a fiscal conservative, this is good. This is not even a drop in the bucket of our overall government spending problems, but it is good to see the White House leading by example.

 

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