The Biden administration is in total disarray.
They are completely lost on how to proceed as their woke intentions constantly collide with actual solutions to real problems. Joe Biden has zero ability to manage his staff effectively, bloating his entourage and increasing his employ to historic figures.
Guess who has to pay the salaries of Biden’s numerous staffers?
The American taxpayer!
Not to mention, they are a group of malevolently ineffective, highly-educated charlatans who’ve reached great heights, not due to their merit, but because they fulfill certain diversity quotas required in liberal administrations today.
According to a recent report, more than 70 staffers help create and manage Biden’s social media content. Based on salary data, the combined salary for 70 White House staffers would be roughly $6,695,436, not including equipment or other costs.
The $6.7 million White House figure only accounts for the estimated salaries of the 70 White House staffers working on Biden’s strategy.
Biden’s White House staff is considerably larger than that of former President Donald Trump, both in number and in total pay. The Trump administration’s final report listed 403 paid staffers, which is 116 fewer than Biden. Those employees earned slightly more on average, at $98,613.99, but the grand total for Trump’s staff during his last year in office amounted to $39,741,437.97, nearly $10 million less than Biden’s staff, which earned $49,641,877.71 collectively. The Trump White House also employed seven unpaid employees, including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Paula White, and a handful of lawyers.
Trump was known to tweet himself for most of his term before being banned from the platform in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. His social media point man, Dan Scavino, was reportedly paid $179,700 per year. The former president told Politico that during the 2016 campaign against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, “Hillary had 28 people — and I had Dan.”
Since 1995, the White House has been required to supply Congress with an annual report detailing staff salaries. The most recent report was published July 1, 2021, but shows a total of 519 paid staffers earning an average salary of $95,649.09.
The Biden White House also listed 41 employees who do not take a salary. Thirty-six of them serve on the Supreme Court commission Biden created last year, while the remainder serves as advisers to the president on coronavirus and the federal nominations process.
None of the unpaid positions in either the Biden or Trump White Houses were included in calculating salary averages.
It’s unclear exactly which staffers work on social media or for how long each day, as the White House did not respond to these questions. Just 38 staff members have titles including the terms “press,” “communications,” “media,” or “video.” Those 38 staffers earn a somewhat lower average salary of $86,671.05.
Furthermore, there are a number of senior officials skewing the salary figures somewhat, such as then-press secretary Jen Psaki, who made $180,000, and principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who was paid $155,000 last year. A new set of salaries will be released at the beginning of next month.
The social media staffing revelation comes amid increasing reports of White House infighting and news of departures as the president’s approval ratings continue to sag.
Author: Ann Taylor