Americans elected Donald Trump because they wanted him to run America like a business, not an over-bloated bureaucracy. He’s already worked to trim the fat from much of the executive branch, including cuts to major federal agencies (i.e.: the EPA is half the size it was in Obama’s day).
Much more could be done if he didn’t have to contend with money-hungry Democrats and Republicans who seek to inflate the budget. But the facts speak for themselves. And Trump’s White House payroll alone has saved Americans millions:
This year, Trump further honed the White House payroll and saved taxpayers $2.35 million year over year: $42.1 million (FY2019) to $39.7 million (FY2020), adjusted for inflation. In FY2015, Barack Obama’s payroll was much larger: $40.9 million ($45 million, adjusted for inflation) with 476 staffers.
During Obama’s time in office, the federal government expanded dramatically. The White House staff alone was massive, costing Americans between $43-47 million annually. This was likely due to Obama’s approach to leading: bigger government and more spending.
That carried over to nearly every other corner of government. Obama supported more spending bills by Congress. His “Recovery Act” pumped billions into state and local governments, which ballooned as well. The only thining he didn’t expand was funding for our military.
President Trump has been reversing that since day one. It appears Trump takes seriously the spending of taxpayer dollars.
He’s worked to cut the budgets of nearly every federal agency. And, with help from Congress, he can continue to reduce the size and burden of our government.
His impact is already being felt in the White House. Should he get a second term (and support from Congress) that trend will continue for another four years.
- President Trump slashed millions of dollars from the White House payroll.
- It is a significant decrease from Barack Obama’s 8-year payroll.
- Trump has promised to reduce the size and cost of the federal government.