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July 06, 2011

No Recession For Obama's 454 White House Aides: They'll Make $37,121,463 This Year

No recession for Obama's 454 White House aides: They'll make $37,121,463 this year

Los Angeles Times

In his numerous fund-raising and policy speeches around the country these days, President Obama often bemoans the difficult economic times and uncertainties afflicting millions of Americans, including the nearly 14 million still seeking work unsuccessfully.

The Democrat argues that his administration needs more time to straighten out the economic mess left by somebody else, who's been gone almost 900 days now.

But good news this morning: The challenging Obama era and 9.1% national unemployment rate do not include the 454 people now helping President Obama do presidential things.

This crowd is being paid a total of $37,121,463 this year. That's up seven staff members and nearly $4 million from 2008, the last year of George W. Bush's presidency.

Fully 141 Obama aides -- or nearly one-in-three -- earn more than $100,000 a year. That's also up from the 130 with that scale salary in Bush's last year.

Twenty-one Obama aides earn the top-dollar $172,200.

The staff names and salaries report, required annually by Congress, was released on Friday by the White House. The timing, however, was probably an accident because last Friday most Americans were not watching the news closely and were thinking of not working for a three-day holiday weekend

The 2011 White House salary report does not include mention of the 41 unidentified Obama staff members who owe the Internal Revenue Service $831,000 in back taxes.

Having Chicago connections appears to be useful for obtaining the maximum $172,200 salary from the Illinois ex-state senator Obama, who is paid $400,000 a year, almost twice the amount paid to Joe Biden for doing whatever he does. But he's only from Delaware.


Wild Thing's comment........

Our tax dollars hard at work.

Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Chavez. Castro, Idi Amin, Obama.....all cut from the same cloth!!!! No difference. Tyrants all!!

There are now more White House aides than elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Posted by Wild Thing at July 6, 2011 04:55 AM


Virginia's State motto sums it up best,"Sic Semper Tyrannis" Thus always to Tyrants, the other translation, death to all tyrants.

Posted by: Mark at July 6, 2011 08:41 AM

Cliché number two
Don't let the bastards get you down.

Posted by: Avitar at July 6, 2011 03:18 PM


elitist central planners that lead a straight line directly to tyranny.

Look at the raises for these "public servants" while the rest of country struggles just to get by:

After a good scrubbing, the White House will once again be habitable and a place of honor and respect after January 2013.

Perry/Rubio 2012.

Posted by: Carlos at July 7, 2011 12:59 AM

Mark, thank you!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2011 02:56 AM

Avitar, that is a good one too. Thank you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2011 02:58 AM

Carlos thank you too and thanks for the links.

Posted by: Wild Thing at July 7, 2011 03:01 AM