KIRSTERS BAISH| One of the promises that President Donald Trump made to Americans was to use tax-payer money judiciously. By promising this, President Trump promised economic government responsibility. Would we really expect anything other than him following through? Well, good news, he is doing just that.
This Sunday the announcement came through that the Trump administration is actually cutting down their own budget by $22 million! This is a huge deal, especially because they had set a careful budget for themselves to begin with. Thanks to this new budget cut, we will all be saving money. President Trump is doing his best to lead by example in cutting finances to his current home, the White House.
It’s been shocking just how silent the mainstream media and the Democratic party in general have been about this change. If Obama had made these same cuts while in office they would probably not ever shut up about it, but now that President Trump is doing what they thought was impossible, they are hushed.
As reported by Breitbart:
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.
After the White House released its annual budget report last week, Adam Andrzejewski, president of government watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com, compared the newly reported budget to the last two years of the Obama administration.
Andrzejewski (pronounced And-gee-eff-ski) noted that 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.
Trump also seems to have ended Obama’s shady “fellowship” positions, people responsible for such special programs as Michelle Obama’s “Let Girls Learn” initiative and others. Some of these “fellowship” candidates in Obama’s administration made up to $158,000 annually.
Trump has cut 110 employees from the White House, making a HUGE difference in salary spending. The $5 million budget cut due to the cutting of jobs in the White House alone will make a huge difference in tax-payers’ wallets. The person staff cut to the First Lady’s staffers will also make a large difference. It seems strange that someone like Michelle Obama, who always made sure to pride herself on her “giving nature”, would be so high maintenance as to have 24 people working for her and her alone at any given time.
It’s safe to say that with Trump in office we can look forward to seeing some significant changes in our country’s spending habits. It’s about time someone reign in our money.