When Donald Trump promised to cut government spending, he meant it.
We already know about his promised budget cuts throughout the federal government. He means to end the bloated programs that are crippling our society.
But now we are learning just how much he’s cut: from his own staff and office. And the savings are incredible.
President Donald Trump ran for office saying that the federal government spends too much. And now, with his own budget, he is leading the way by cutting spending in the White House and saving the American taxpayers a projected $22 million.
The savings come from a cut in the amount spent on Michelle Obama’s budget as First Lady, an end to the large number of “czars” and so-called “fellowships” that Obama employed, and a smaller White House workforce, Forbes magazine reported…
There are now 110 fewer White House employees since Obama left office, saving nearly $5 million alone. Also, the First Lady’s staff has been cut from 24 staffers to only five. Michelle Obama entered the White House with a staff of 22 costing nearly $2 million annually, up from the $1.4 million spent during the George W. Bush era.
Another area of savings was the elimination of the so-called policy “czars” with which Obama stocked the White House staff. The Trump budget shows not a single “czar” employed for 2017.
For the eight years Obama was in the White House, we heard about these “czars.” Aside from the creepy title, what did these people really do?
We can’t point to anything that improved thanks to those czars. More likely, they were cushy jobs given to democratic allies or donors.
Now under Trump, the White House is getting lean and mean.
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No more wasteful spending just to satisfy the vanity of the President or First Lady. No more pointless programs and staffers just sitting around collecting a paycheck.
You want to know the real irony of all this? With a smaller staff and fewer expenses, this White House will accomplish more than Obama’s.
Mark my words.