Biden disappointed conservatives in more ways than one while in the Oval Office and he has broken a few records in his time in the White House and it’s recently been discovered that his new record-breaking statistic is costing taxpayers big time.
According to a new report cited in the Independent Journal Review, the current president has such bad fiscal policy that he even went so far as to have a White House that has cost Americans more than any other White House in history.
The issue of the White House staff budget was so bad that even Forbes reported on it, calling it a “bloated” White House payroll. They went on to say that “If the White House payroll is a leading indicator of the president’s commitment to expanding government then taxpayers have a reason for concern.”
That’s not the Daily Wire, or The Blaze or someone already weighted against a Democrat in the White House, that’s a publication that is known to pay homage to people who know how to balance a checkbook and manage money, and they’re saying, ladies and gents, we have a problem.
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“Projected four-year costs of Biden’s White House payroll could top $200 million,” the publication went on to say. “For comparison, inflation-adjusted, the Trump administration spent $164.3 million (2017-2020) and the Obama administration spent $188.5 million (2009-2012).”
So why is it that the Biden White House is shooting themselves in the foot this way? They must know that their fiscal policy is going to be closely watched, considering their predecessor’s aptitude for slicing and dicing costs both foreign and domestic.
The irresponsibility with money seems to start with the fact that the Biden administration has almost 200 more employees than the Trump administration did (coming in at a whopping 567) and in addition to that burden, the Biden White House either has much more expensive taste or they’re somehow shopping very poorly. Forbes also reported that the cost of goods and services, the sacrifice of the country’s energy independence, and surrender of the southern border all seem to have gone up in just the short months since Biden took over.
Why is Biden’s staff so expensive, you might ask? That was a question answered by The Washington Post last month who stated that they have seen a “pattern” of nepotism in the Biden White House and they’re concerned it might be having a long-term impact on the behavior of the staff and its expenditures:
“At least five children of his top aides have secured coveted jobs in the new administration. They include two sons and a daughter of the White House counselor, the daughter of a deputy White House chief of staff and the daughter of the director of presidential personnel,” The Post noted.
So the question becomes; who is watching out for the American tax dollar? Is it going to come just be that they’ll get away with absolutely everything they can? Will someone step in and put pressure on the White House to make sure they’re acting responsibly? Why would a White House who is staffing almost 200 people more than the previous one not have at least one of those people crunching numbers to make sure they’re getting the best price on everything?
The answer to most of those questions is likely “priorities.” The White House is prioritizing nepotism and pet projects over the value of the American dollar, and the American people will have to decide how much priority to put in financial irresponsibility when they go to the ballot box in 2024. As it turns out, it might not have been a responsible idea to hire a guy who hasn’t held down a real job in almost five decades to manage our money. Who knew?